# The Solitaire Calendar

This was inspired by the book The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder, however it has been developed much further.
Days of the week1Solitaire
The first day of the Solitaire week, this is named after the game you play by yourself. (No! Not that one!)
Blackjack
A blackjack is a two-card win. Therefore it is the second day of the week.
Stud
Stud poker has three face-up cards and two face-down, so Stud can be the third day.
Bridge
A four-player game, mostly popular among older ladies, Bridge is the fourth day of the week.
Draw
The fifth day is named after the most common form of poker, where you have five cards which only you can see.
Fish
There aren't really any common card games related to the number six, so this day is named after the ever popular, but sorely neglected, game of Go Fish.
Klondike
The most common form of solitaire, played with seven piles of cards, this is the seventh day of the week.
Weeks of the month
Each month has four and only four weeks. The first week is Hearts, the second is Clubs, the third is Diamonds and the fourth is Spades. Each month is therefore exactly 28 days long.
Months of the year
The first month of the year is Ace, then Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen and King. Now we have a year of 52 weeks named after the 52 cards in a standard deck. So...
What about the extra day or two?
Since these 52 weeks add up to 364 days in a year we need a Joker day in every year. Every fourth year needs two Joker days since they are leap years. These leap years are taken in the Spades years. But the year is not exactly 365.25 days long, so there are Joker years too. To approximate the actual year length, there is one Joker year in each red (or Joker) deck of years and two in each black deck. There is also one Joker deck in each red (or Joker) deck of decks and two in each black deck of decks, ad infinitum. Years A.D.2 have infinite implied A(hearts)s before the years (ie A(hearts) is the same as A(hearts)A(hearts) or A(hearts)A(hearts)A(hearts), etc.) Years B.C.3 have a similar implied K(spades). There is no Joker year between K(spades) B.C. and A(hearts) A.D.
2After Decks3Before Cards
...So what date is it?
Since we need an arbitrary starting point, the 28th of November 2001 is Solitaire A(hearts), A(hearts). Why? Because I'm typing this up on 28th November 2001. Seem reasonable? A calendar for the next two years (28 Nov 2001-27 Nov 2002 and 28 Nov 2002-27 Nov 2003) is below, with equivalent orthodox dates.