On 17/02/96, Francis wrote,
>How did the celts -- the Irish in particular -- measure time?
>I desire more specifics concerning: the number of nights/days per week;
> the number of nights/days per month; the number of months per year.
>I need names of days, weeks, years, etc.
I believe our celtic ancestors have choosen thirteen as a number to divide a
year into months because 13 is the best divisor for 365 days (365/13=28.08;
365/11=33.18; 365/12=30.42) after number 10.
They also find it logical because of the lunar cycles.
I've also heard about a nine days week.
Perhaps such a calendar would have a better effect on the world economy
today. After all, number twelwe was used by the romans for political
reasons, with two emperors (Ceasar and Augustus) quarelling for giving
their names to July and August (31 days: the maximum of course).
July and August should be renamed. It's a shame that the most beautiful
month of the year have such names when we remember what happened
2000 years ago in Gaul and on the Islands.
(look at Summer Time: calendars and time can be modified)