An International View of Y2K
Most widely used calendars will not have any problem next year.
In many countries, next year will be 1420. When the new year starts in each
of those countries will depend on where that country is relative to the
International Lunar Date Lines, or on actual observation of the phase of the
In Israel the next year will be 5760.
In Thailand and many other countries it will be 2543.
In Ethiopia it will be 1991.
On Java it will be 1922. (Is your browser Java enabled?)
In India the number of the next year is manifold. For Jains alone, it will
be 2057 and 2527.
On Indonesian wall calendars each day's box has several date numbers and day
names. In Bali it is very important to know what day it is. There are
three cycles of weeks that run simultaneously: each day has a name from the
3 day week, another from the five day week, and one from the seven day week.
Together, the three names name the day. The year has 210 days.
Next year will be 89 on Taiwan.
Though its number will be 2000 on government forms, a recent survey showed
that almost half of the people in China, when asked, say:
Next year will be Dragon.