A New Calendar

Our calendar could be simpler than it is. Here's one way.

                                    NY
                                   
           January                 February                March
W    S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S    
I    1  2  3  4  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                 1  2  3
N    8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
T   15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
E   22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
R   29 30                   27 28 29 30             25 26 27 28 29 30
  
                                                                      VE
           April                   May                     June
S    S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S    
P    1  2  3  4  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                 1  2  3
R    8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
I   15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
N   22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
G   29 30                   27 28 29 30             25 26 27 28 29 30

                                                                      SS
           July                    August                  September
S    S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S    
U    1  2  3  4  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                 1  2  3
M    8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
M   15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
R   22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
T   29 30                   27 28 29 30             25 26 27 28 29 30

                                                                      AE
           October                 November                December
     S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S     S  M  T  W  T  F  S    
F    1  2  3  4  5  6  7           1  2  3  4  5                 1  2  3
A    8  9 10 11 12 13 14     6  7  8  9 10 11 12     4  5  6  7  8  9 10
L   15 16 17 18 19 20 21    13 14 15 16 17 18 19    11 12 13 14 15 16 17
L   22 23 24 25 26 27 28    20 21 22 23 24 25 26    18 19 20 21 22 23 24
    29 30                   27 28 29 30             25 26 27 28 29 30

                                                                      WS
                                   (LD)

Key

NYNew Year's day
VEvernal equinox
SSsummer solstice
AEatumnal equinox
WSwinter solstice
LDleap day (once every 4 years)

Features

I'd make VE, SS, AE, WS, NY and LD holidays.
Steven W. McDougall / resume / swmcd@world.std.com / 1997 December 19