- A solar day consists of 24 hours.
- There are 7 days in a week.
- There are 28 – 31 days in a month.
February has 28 days in a common year, and 29 days in a leap year.
April, June, September and November have 30 days.
January, March, July, August, October and December have 31 days.
- There are 365 days in a common year and 366 days in a leap year.
By official decree or by tradition, some days are designated as special days.
We are aware of Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Labor Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
For a long time, we were not aware that some of them are celebrated on different days (depending on the country and religious order).
For example, the Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas and Easter according to the Julian calendar.
The Mahayana Buddhists celebrate the events (Birth, Enlightenment, Maha Parinibbana) on dates which are different from those of Theravada Buddhists.
We later learn about Kabyar (Poem) Nay, Myat Saya (Teacher) Nay, Secretary Day, and Friend Day.
Some wonder why there is no Grandfather’s Day, Grandmother’s Day or Grandparent’s Day.
Not all events are holidays. Even among holidays, there are Public Holidays, State Holidays, and Bank Holidays. There may be good reasons (social, commercial) for having the designated days.
For us, every day is Thanksgiving (time to repay to our parents and mentors for their unbounded love and care).
Adeline Hpyu Hpyu Aung wrote :
Yes Saya. We should be thanking God, Parents and teachers everyday, without them we will not be who we are.
KMZ wrote :
My left brain at times over-analyzed many of these days. 😉 Many of these holidays are the work of “Holiday Industrial Complex’.
As Ma Adelyne Hpyu Hpyu Aung posted, some of these days like Mothers’ Day/Fathers’ Day should be 365 days a year, not necessarily just the designated day a year.
Believe it nor not there also is a ‘National Splurge Day’ which is June 18th. US Congress eventually passed a law to stop creating those days.