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As thoughts turn to the New Year, important dates and events coming up in 2020 come to mind. Most of us would have been in the situation, searching through our phone calendars or googling for upcoming bank holiday weekends or even what day Christmas falls on this year. But what if you could be the person they think of when searching. Printed calendars are a great gift to give to clients to remind them of your brand and show your professionalism through design. Printed calendars can come as wall calendars or desk calendars and in different sizes to suit yours and their needs. 
But when did calendars first begin? 
 
As far back as the Neolithic period archaeologists have reconstructed methods of time keeping with Stonehenge made to mark the longest and shortest day of the year. In 45 BCE Julius Caesar created the Julian Calendar, also called the Old Style calendar, which had the start of the year as 1 January and was 365 ¼ days long. The problem with the Julian Calendar was that a leap day was added every three years rather than four, which added too many leap days. 
Which day of the week should a calendar begin on? 
 
The most common explanation of the seven-day week has its origins in Babylon and astrologers who named days after planet gods. The seven-day week is the international standard (ISO 8601) week used by the majority of the world and starts on a Monday. For religious reasons some calendars still start on a Sunday, dating back to Egyptian times and Sunday as the ‘day of the Sun’ celebrating Ra. 
What important dates do I need for 2020? 
 
These are the bank holidays in England and Wales: 
- 1 January 
- 10 April 
- 13 April 
- 8 May 
- 25 May 
- 31 August 
- 25 December 
- 28 December 
Don’t forget to download our FREE wall calendar for 2020 to print from your office so you can mark in the key dates for 2020 and feel super organised. Go one step further and contact us to brand your own and be the centre of your client’s own wall
At The City Press Leeds Ltd we pride ourselves on being able to offer excellent service from the smallest up to the largest UK business or organisation. We believe that we provide amongst the best prices in the UK that offer design, print and free UK delivery, coupled with a rapid turnaround - all for one price. To find out more about what we can do for you give us a call on 0113 278 4286 to speak to one of our team or head to testimonials to see how we have helped other customers. 
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