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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fake Calendar Phenomenon

     I recently saw this reposted on Facebook by someone who willy-nilly posts things without ever doing a fact check. The result has been some pretty silly posts and this is one of them.  
     The message also associates the event with a cash windfall, claiming the Chinese call it "silver pockets full" or "money bags" which is likely nothing more than an incentive to pass the post along.
     First of all, the original post was in 2018, so the calendar is actually December, 2018. A quick gander at December, 2019 shows the 1st of the month is on Sunday, not Saturday. 

Some facts:
# Between years 2010 and 2050, Saturday falls on the first of the month 69 times.
# In recent years Saturday December 1 has occurred in 2012 and 2018. The next time won’t be until 2029. 
# May 2026 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays as did March of this year. Check it out HERE
     How often does the 1st day of a month fall on a Saturday? All this and more can be verified on the site timeanddate.

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