It was basically the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar that was turned into a Doomsday phobia much like that which everyone was obsessed with when the year 1999 was coming to an end.
Chinese The Chinese calendar is an example of a solilunar calendar with 12-year cycles, each related to a specific animal, with 12 months in each year and an intercalary month every two to three years.
It is counted from the Hijrah, when Prophet Mohammad (P. A month starts with the first sighting of the lunar crescent by the human eye after a new moon and each new day begins at sunset.
With each year of the Islamic calendar being shorter than the Gregorian year, the months move through the seasons and it takes approximately 33 years for the calendar make a full round of the seasons. Persian/Iranian Despite being one of the oldest calendars in the world, the Persian calendar is considered the most accurate solar calendar used today.
Hebrew It is a solilunar calendar that contains 12 months, plus an extra ‘intercalary’ or leap month about every three years.
It is a very old calendar where the Jewish New Year in 2013 would bring year 5773.
The five elements are rotated every two years with the addition of yin and yang.The world has just celebrated New Year on January 1, and I am sure all of you are smart enough to know that this New Year is one that people globally follow for the sake of uniformity and for general every day purpose, while many countries and cultures consider the end of a year and the beginning of a new one to be that which is related their religion or culture.There are many different kinds of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar, lunar and lunisolar/solilunar calendars.There was a star-based or stellar calendar for agriculture, a solar year of 365 days and a quasi-lunar calendar for festivals.Hijrah (Islamic) The Islamic calendar is a pure lunar calendar with 12 months, each month being either of 29 or 30 days. H) emigrated from Mecca to Madina, which corresponds to July 16, 622AD.