Dec and Ember
Today is the first of Dec
"Ember" isn't far away now...
And now I'll hand you over to a good good friend, Maxwell, where he will introduce an important concept - the maxwellian calendar with the 13th month.
"Ember started about 4 years ago. It was born of the wish to have a christmas spirit (cs). My cs had long since died and I had found myself hating christmas. I problem I released is that with christmas activities starting in November what cs I had was spread to thin. So what we needed is to bottle up my cs, so that when it is released I will still have enough to get me though the holiday period. But this has two major problems. First without a significant event to separate pre celebration with post, you will find it difficult releasing your cs. This leads into the second problem, I good event to start releasing the spirit would be the beginning of December. Alas the 25 days from the beginning of December is to longer a period and the cs is used up before we get to christmas. So what I did was created the thirteenth month, I also renamed the twelfth month while I was at it. The new months are Dec and Ember. Ember usually starts about a week before christmas and finishes a few days after new years.
Today the maxwell Calendar is still not as wide spread as others such as the Gregorian Calendar, but it is the fastest growing calendar, and I hypothesize that it will one day became the world standard."
Source: Maxwell (via s2.co.nz)