July 01 a much more "natural transition date."

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jandereg
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July 01 a much more "natural transition date."

Postby jandereg » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:55 am

The First Presidency Letter, 14 Dec 2018: Age Group Progression for Children and Youth states, "7. Must the transition date for age-group progression always be January? No, In areas of the world where January is not a natural transition date, areas may implement these changes based on the local transition date now followed."

If January isn't set in stone, then don't the summer months provide a far more "natural transition" for children in the United States? Syncing with the school years would be far more natural. I would even state that there is nothing natural about a January transition date.

My two cents...

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Re: July 01 a much more "natural transition date."

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:30 pm

I suspect what the First Presidency means is that not all cultures use the Gregorian calendar. So, not everyone marks the beginning of a new year on January 1.

I think the operative part is "based on the local transition date now followed" suggesting that these areas are already using those dates.
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