Talk:Calendar of events and festivals

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You have to edit Template:Months to change this, but this template gets included at the bottom of all the months too, hence the horizontal strip design. Just in case anyone was confused by this -- Nojer2 08:25, 6 Jan 2005 (EST)

Organization of Monthly Pages

How should we organize them? I'd suggest seperating events with specific dates from those that are listed with only a general timeframe ("in october every year", for example). -- Nils 20:05, 2 Apr 2004 (EST)

And should we list the specific date of annual events when we have a specific date, but only for say, 2004? Matthewmayer 16:45, 4 Apr 2004 (EDT)

I'd say list the current year and the next year... ie. two future occurances at most. -- Nils 08:35, 5 Apr 2004 (EDT)
I think we need more sections for these pages. To me, Specific Date indicates a particular date in a particular year. Every year indicates an event occuring on the same date, or at the same time in the month each year. I feel the sections need to be more like:
  • Specific Year
    • This Year (Number)
    • Next Year (Number)
    • Later Years (Numbers)
  • Each Year
    • Specific Date
      • (National) Holidays
      • Other Significant Days
    • During the month
      • Events and festivals
What do others think? -- Huttite 01:40, 4 Jan 2005 (EST)
Me like, just without the excessive capital letters. Also, we should standardize on a format for dates themselves, and I think "Month DD, YYYY" for specific dates and "Month DD" is about as clear and unambiguous as it gets. Jpatokal 03:50, 21 Apr 2005 (EDT)

I went ahead and suggested a standard format. I still like "Month DD" more than "Month DDth", but the latter seems to be more common in the existing entries -- comments welcome. Jpatokal 10:00, 31 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Calendar per country

I think it's better to make a calendar per country. If I'm travelling in Bolivia I don't really care if it's chinese new year on the other side of the world today.

It also leaves more room for small local events which, for travellers, can be as much or even more fun than the big events. It also possible to include for example election dates in politically unstable countries and music concerts, things also interresting for travellers.

Futhermore some events (carnaval for example) are celebrated very differently in different countries. If we break it up we can give more specific info about where to go, if you should make reservation in advance and what you should expect of it. Ronald 14:43, 25 February 2006 (EST)