Calendars and Writing History
The Julian Calendar was in use in England before The New Year was celebrated on 1st January as it is today, but for offical business, the date was 25th. Now, you know that here at The Dating Divas we're all about making time for the one you love. Have any suggestions for future romance calendars?
In these countries, the old style calendars were similar, but not all the same. The Arabic numerals may be used for both calendar and dating dates in modern Japanese and Korean languages, but not Chinese. Japan currently employs two calendar and dating systems: Gregorian and the Japanese era name calendar. Specifically, the months and days now correspond to those of the Gregorian calendar, but the year is expressed as an offset of the era.
To visually distinguish old and new style dates, writing new style dates with Arabic numerals but old style dates with Chinese charactersnever Arabic numerals, is the standard in Chinese publications. For instance, although the transition in the West often 'moved' the start of the year from March to January, and the nominal age of every person increased by 10 to 13 days by fiat when the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian, the change of the calendar by official decree was actually often implemented on an historical date not in January, February, or March.