The MakeShift Parallel Calendar was developed by Chad Himmel in 1992.
It is based on a 13 month cycle of 28 days each.

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The months of the *MakeShift Parallel Calendar* are as follow:

1) Sweep
2) Leap 3) March 4) Ram 5) Gather 6) Harbor 7) Crawl |
8) Bear
9) Nestle 10) Turn 11) Fall 12) Veer 13) Wax |

The MakeShift Parallel Calendar was developed by Chad Himmel in 1992. It is based on a 13 month cycle of 28 days each (as opposed to the Gregorian system of a 12 month cycle of alternating 30 and 31 days). This is a combination of ideas from the World Calendar and the Perpetual Calendar, which were proposed earlier in the 20th Century and were rejected by the UN and US Congress. These are more consistent and orderly calendars.

In the MakeShift Parallel Calendar, the first day of each year occurs a Monday,
and the first day of each month also occurs on a Monday.

The first day of the year is called Day 0, or Day Not. It is an unnumbered day,
occurring the day after Wax 28, which is the last day of the 13th month.

Day Not adjusts the year to account for the 365 days of the year, and is not counted as
any day of the week, such as Monday or Tuesday. Therefore, Wax 28 always occurs on a
Sunday, and Sweep 1, the first day of the first month, always occurs on a Monday.

Leap Years in the Makeshift Parallel Calendar are determined in the same manner as
in the Gregorian Calendar. During a Leap Year in the Makeshift Parallel Calendar,
Leap Day occurs on the day after the 28th day of the month Leap, and also is not
counted as a day of the week. Therefore, the 28th day of Leap always occurs on a Sunday,
and the 1st of March always occurs on a Monday.

4-Jan-1999, Monday: informal observance of the mpc initiated (1-Sweep).

2-Jan-2000, Sunday: the last day of the informal observance year (28-Wax).

3-Jan-2000, Monday: the mpc formally began on Day Not of Year Not (0-0-0).

4-Jan-2000, Tuesday: New Year's Day of Year Not (Monday, 1-Sweep-0).