Ave, Sandum Citizens!
Only 11 days shy of one year since the original founding of the committee which would create the Sancta Calendar under the tumultuous reign of the Territory of Sandus, the Office of the Sôgmô has refounded and rechaired the Sancta Calendar Committee for the MMXII year, which shall in effect on I Martio (1 March) as the traditional new year of the Romulan calendar. The upcoming Sancta Calendar shall begin to utilise the previous year of MMXI’s calendar, which utilised religious occasions and festivals as its major proponent for the Collegio Sacerdae, in order to incorporate political important days into the calendar, such as the founding of the State of Sandus, the Independence Day of Sandus, Remembrance Day, and days of elections and Congresses of the Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus. The first of such political days will be the celebration of the first year anniversary of the founding of the State of Sandus on XIII Aprilo MMXII (13 April) and the second Congress of the Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus on VII Aprilo MMXII (7 April), followed by the celebrations on May Day (I Maio/1 May MMXI), the mourning of Remembrance Day on IX Maio MMXII (9 May) and the celebrations of the founding of our nation and its independence on XXVI Maio MMXII (26 May).
Other political days shall be included, such as the memorial of the attacks on Oslo and Utøya, the commemoration of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Diamond Jubilee, and the Sôgmô’s attendance in London for the PoliNation Summit in July. This year’s calendar shall be published onto a Google Document and on the MicroWiki Commons, as well as the holidays of the Calendar on Google Calendars, so as to remind citizens of important days.
This calendar, which has been in practice for a little under a year in our state, will be of further use as this office and this government seeks to pursue it as a further tool for our state. It has already gained prominence as a cultural example of Sandus in our state and the international community and has led many other micronationalists to examine the uses of calendars for their own states. As this state pursues the cultural and social advancement between micronations, the example of the Sancta Calendar, which shall be renewed by this Committee, will be one of much benefit for our state and others as we move into the second year of its use. This is simply one example of how our state has promoted its own governance and culture, as well as worked with our partners in the international community to pursue policies of advancement, an objective decreed for our government in the Founding Law.
Until the Regifugia,
— Sôgmô and Chair of the Calendar Committee Sörgel.