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    Feb 5, 2014, 02:50 PM
    Do we use the Roman or Gregorian calendar today?
    Guess it's a silly question, but really I don't know.
    Is today's calendar the Roman or Gregorian?
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    Feb 5, 2014, 02:53 PM
    Present day calendar is gregorian, solar based
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    Feb 5, 2014, 03:15 PM
    Pope Gregory started the "Gregorian" calendar in 1582 or so. The solar year is actually 365 and 1/4 days long and therefore we add 1 day in a leap year to make it up.
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    Feb 5, 2014, 05:02 PM
    Actually the Gregorian calendar added the feature of skipping leap years in years that are divisible by 100 but not divisible by 400. Hence the average numbers of days/year in the Gregorian calendar is 365.2425 days. The older Julian calendar had leap years every 4 years, for an average of 365.25 days/year. As a consequence the Julian calendar fell behind "solar time" by 12 days over 1500 years.
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    Feb 5, 2014, 09:56 PM
    I use Chinese (LOL) happy Chinese New Year
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    Feb 6, 2014, 06:32 AM
    Yes Fr_Chuck- happy year of the horse!
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    Feb 6, 2014, 01:31 PM
    Thanks all! Got it! :D
    @Fr_Chuck... Gung hei fat choi!

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