Happy New Tuesday Year!

What does 2013 have in common with 2002, 1991, 1985 and 1974?  They are all Tuesday Years.  As in, they are all years that began on a Tuesday.

What does 2013 not share with every other Tuesday Year on the books?  This is the first time we know what we are getting into from the start.  But aside from memories, that’s all we know.

What are Tuesday Years like?  We are about to find out.

Tuesday Year

Looking at the first week of the year, we are reminded that for the entirety of 2013 we will be following the orange isotopes to find the day of the month.

First week of Jan - Tuesday Year

In Tuesday Years, January 1st exists as Element 2, while Element 1 does not exist at all.

In more realistic terms, a Tuesday Jan 1 disconnects the New Year’s Day holiday from the weekend, meaning many people had to work on 2012’s final note, a Monday New Year’s Eve.  There was still a celebration like every other year, but perhaps a little less of one thanks to the day of the week.

Meanwhile, compare that with 2015, when a Thursday Year finale will give us a Thursday New Year’s Eve leading into 2016, a Friday Year, which will begin with a three-day weekend.  Reality has to wait until January 4th that year!

And that’s just one example of how different the Types of Years can be in practice, yet up until now, we weren’t even acknowledging this information, much less taking advantage of it.  When 2019 rolls around, we will be a little better acquainted with the highs and lows of a Tuesday Year, but it might take a few decades to get the hang of them.

Who knows how long it will take anyone to figure out why December 31, 2021 will be an excellent year to host a New Year’s party?  All I can say is that this is how the date will be written on those invitations: Fr6 Dec, 2021.

Until then, all the best to you in this New Tuesday Year!