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12/12/12 Special Date

December 12, 2012 or 12-12-12 was the last date of its kind - when all three numericals in a date are the same - for the next 88 years. The next time this will happen is on January 1, 2101, or 01-01-01. more

The Doomsday Rule

Some dates fall on the same weekday every year. Use this knowledge to calculate the weekday of any given date in your head. more

February 30

February 30 actually existed at least twice in the past, according to historical records. more

Palindrome Day

A Palindrome Day happens when the day’s date can be read the same way backwards and forwards. The dates are similar to word palindromes in that they are reversible. Depending on the date format Palindrome Days can be rare. more

Special Calendar Dates

Learn more about numerically unique calendar dates such as sequential dates, same number dates, and palindrome (reversible) dates more

Why Are There 7 Days in a Week?

It's Monday, you have to wait 5 days till the weekend. Why does a week have 7 days, and why in that order? Thank the Moon and an ancient people in today's Iraq. more

The Seven-Day Week

The 7-day week is the international standard that is used by the majority of the world. There are 52 or 53 weeks in a year, but countries vary on how they count the weeks. more

Long Weekend – Bank Holiday Weekend

A long weekend lasts at least three days because a Monday or a Friday is a (bank) holiday. A four-day bridge weekend is when a Thursday or Tuesday is a holiday and you also have the bridge day off to join it with the weekend. more

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