Re: Dates, Hebrew/Civil --Twelve months in the Hebrew year #general


Dick@... writes:
Actually, the Muslim calendar has 12, not 13, months. Unlike the
Jewish calendar, it never has a leap month to reconcile it with the solar
year. This means that there are no seasonal holidays, and Ramadan, for
instance, cycles backwards through the solar year, making a complete cycle
every 30 years or so. It also means that a Muslim's 60th birthday, for
instance, would occur about 58 Gregorian (or Jewish) years after birth >>

Dick is totally right. My mind slipped a cog under those "13 months"
claims. I meant to say "is a lunar year." Calculating equivalent Moslem
and Gregorian (or Hebrew) dates requires some effort because the Moslem
year is approx 11 days shorter than the solar year.

Michael Bernet, New York

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