Happy new year!
We’re two months late, you say? Not quite. In the early Roman Calendar, March 1 was designated as the start of the new year, and the calendar had only ten months. Then around 700 B.C., the months of January and February were added, but it wasn’t until the time of Julius Caesar (around 46 B.C.) that January 1 officially became the start of the year.
Unfortunately, not everybody followed this. Some stuck to celebrating the new year on March 1. Some even went as far as abolishing January 1, and celebrating the new year on Christmas, on Easter, or on some other date. In fact, it took over a millennium to get everybody on the same page.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered several changes in the calendar to synchronize it with the real solar calendar. Among the changes instituted was the celebration of the new year on 1st of January, which we still follow today.
Thanks to good old Greg, we can be sure that our days are pretty much in sync wherever we are in the world, give or take a few hours. This makes it pretty easy for us to inform you, our clients, when Pepper Virtual Assistants go on holiday.
We know you’ve got a lot of work for us, and we want to make sure that you can plan ahead and finish any urgent or pending projects before the holidays. We’d like you to go over the calendar below, but don’t worry – you don’t have to memorize it. Whenever a holiday is coming up, we’ll make sure to remind you about them a week before.
In 2011, a lot of holidays fall on weekends. Further announcements as to treatment of these Philippine Holidays will be made closer to its date. However, from previous years, these holidays are normally moved to the Monday closest to the date.
National holidays are also declared for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, but there is no exact date yet. We will make sure to inform everyone once these are made official.
We hope you find this helpful.
Feel free to contact us anytime you have any questions or concerns. As always, we’re happy to hear from you!
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