A Matter of Time

Workers' Calendars and Almanacs

The European labour movement of the late 19th - early 20th century had little interest in calendar reform. But its members needed calendars, almanacs and diaries like anyone else, so party organizations and their publishing houses produced these in large quantities. Some of these are entirely traditional, except for the title page. Others depict the Republican Calendar parallel to the Gregorian. Many include important events from the labour movement, or even assign socialist 'saints' to the days of the year.