[LMB] Barrayaran Calendar

Bart Kemper bkemper at bigdogz.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 15:59:47 -0600

James Bryant wrote:
> Bart Kemper remarks:-
>  >F'cryin' out loud, their TAX YEAR is the Emperor's
>  >Birthday and changes with each reign.
> This is not necessarily the case. In England "The
> Queen's Birthday" is a ceremonial occasion which is
> NOT on the anniversary of HMQ's birth.
> It is her "Official Birthday", not her actual one.
> James - whose friend Carol celebrates HER official
> birthday on the 24th November as the actual anniversary
> of her birth (24th December) is too close to Christmas
> --__--__--

James....textev in *Barrayar* is precisely that the tax year changes 
to match the reigning monarch's birthday, even if it means having to 
FY in a single calendar year.  While it may not be the case in our 
reality or other fictional realities, it *IS* the reality on Barrayar.