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. . . just getting starting here with a few printable examples of articles published in the Journal of Calendar Reform between 1930 - 1955.

A NEED TO EXPLAIN

In The World Calendar, Worlds Day and Leap Year Day are the only components that are new and really different from the Gregorian calendar. Becoming familiar with their role and their benefits is the best way to be comfortable with these new holidays. Journal of Calendar Reform articles linked from this page are intended to do just that.

'A rational standardization of the recording of time—The World Calendar—offers two days, one at the end of December every year and another at the end of June every fourth year. These days do not celebrate any event such as the birthday of a world figure nor the end of a war, nor the recognition of a group, nor a sense of gratitude for benefits received; they indicate merely the passage of time.

Why not, then, consecrate these days to holidays for happiness—happiness to be celebrated in any way that an individual or a family may choose. It may be for pleasure to be had in rest or recreation, in a contemplation of the good things of life—good news, let’s say, or an indulgence in optimism, and a hope for more advantages to follow, or more chances to serve for the good of others.

-From 'Holidays for Happiness'
(Journal of Calendar Reform, Vol. 25, March 1955, page 56)
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'The learned Rabbi has insisted that the word Sabbath does not signify only a day of rest. It signifies Rest itself and the principle of Rest thus emphasized by Hebrew tradition is no outworn principle. We have today the five-day week. That short week is not destroying the Sabbath. On the contrary it is associating Jew and Christian in a double Sabbath, human and divine, which both are able to celebrate in unison.

And so with the Worlds Days and Leap Year Days. Those also are days, not withdrawn from the Sabbaths of the Year but added unto them. They are among those Holy Days that may be used as holidays.'
--From 'DISCUSSION OF LEAP WEEK'
(JCR Vol. 5, March 1935, pages 18-23)
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