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Where can I purchase calendars?

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Wall calendars and desk calendars are available online from retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Target. These companies also sell calendar products in their physical stores. Calendars can also be found online at Amazon.com.

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The Gregorian calendar is the main calendar that is used globally, and it's the primary calendar recognized in western countries. It's sometimes also referred to as the Christian calendar due to the heavy influence that Catholics had on the formation of the calendar around the year 1582. It was named after Pope Gregory XIII. The Gregorian calendar is a modification of the previous Julian calendar. Catholics made a slight alteration to the Julian calendar to manipulate the timing of the Easter holiday so that it fell on the spring equinox. They also altered the rules for calculating leap years.

Religions outside of the Catholic faith were slower to adopt the Gregorian calendar and stuck with the Julian calendar for many years. Greece didn't switch to the Gregorian calendar until 1923. As the popularity of the Gregorian calendar spread, most Protestants and Eastern Orthodox countries were forced to adopt its use out of necessity and uniformity. It was more convenient for these countries to conduct international trade with the rest of Europe as a result.

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