around the world
most widely used calendar in the world in the year 2008
is the Gregorian calendar. This calendar is the international
standard and is used in most countries for civil purposes.
Since it was decreed by Pope Gregory XIII in the year
1582 it has spread to non Christian countries like India
and China. most free 2008 calendar templates, blank
calendars and printable calendars are of this kind
also has a national calendar, which is commonly named
the Hindu Calendar. This calendar was introduced in
1957 in order to provide a standard for all of Indies
provinces. Even so, many Indians in 2008 still use various
traditional calenders as well. China also still uses
a traditional 2008 calender, knows as the agricultural
calender, side by side with common Gregorian calender.
parts of Eastern Europe members of the Orthodox church
use the Julian calendar. This calendar preceded the
Gregorian and was used in the western world for 1,500
Iran and Afghanistan most use what is called the Persian
calendar. Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar.
Ethiopia and Eritrea use the Ethiopic calendar as there
principal system. In Thailand the years are based on
the traditional Buddhist calendar, but the months and
days are based on the Gregorian one.
Jews also have there own calendar - the Hebrew calendar.
In Israel the Gregorian calendar is used, but the Hebrew
calendar is still used by the orthodox Jews. the national
holidays in the Jewish state are also determined by
the old traditional calendar.
Many other calendars are also used around the world
for different purposes. some examples: The fiscal calendar,
the astronomical year numbering system, as well as the
Japanese, Irish,Tibetan, Assyrian and Armenian calendars.
Its interesting to note that among the most widely searched
calendars in 2008 are the Mayan calendar, Chinese calendar
and Aztec calendar.Lets see what 2009 will bring.
Many of us still remember the days when calendars were
bought or provided as advertisments by companies. But
today, in the internet age, you can download free 2008
calendars and free calendar software with ease. A quick
search will provide you with a wide selection of 2008
calendars - ranging from Chinese, Mayan and Aztec calendars,
to pregnancy and ovulation calendars. and of course
you can easily find the more conventional calendars,
as well as free blank calendars, calendar templates
and printable calendars.