How Does the Jewish Calendar Work?
The complicated system that determines the High Holy Days is a relatively new creation, dating to around 350 CE.
Beware the Ides of March. (But Why?)
Everybody remembers that the Ides of March was the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. But what does it mean, and why that day?
How the Maya Kept Time
Many scholars contrast linear and cyclical time and note that cycles were an important part of Maya concepts of temporal reality.
Why New Years Falls on January 1st
Why do we celebrate the beginning of the New Year on the first of January? Julius Caesar, mostly.
Never Mind That Extra Second, What Happened to Those 11 Days?
The 1752 British transition from Julian to Gregorian calendar added 11 days to people's lives.