The 2011 calendar
year begins with January 1 on a Saturday. It is a common year, rather than a leap year, therefore the standard 365 days are counted. The year is also referenced in advance in several works of fiction, including Millennium Mambo
(a 2001 Taiwanese film), Heroes
and Aeon Flux
(television series), and video games such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
Years in previous centuries have been pronounced differently than those thus far in the 21st century. For instance, 1909 would be pronounced "nineteen oh nine" while 2009 is pronounced "two thousand nine." Some researchers and other individuals think that 2011 may be the year in which the pronunciation changes, for instance to: "twenty eleven."
A variety of events are already scheduled or expected for the 2011 calendar year, God willing them to be. Several of these are briefly mentioned below:
On January 1st, several political occurrences are expected: Croatia joins the European Union, the beginning of the EU's Hungarian presidency, Estonia begins usage of the euro, and the United States' estate tax returns to full force after a lessening in 2010.
In March, New Zealand (8th) and the United Kingdom (27th) hold their censuses. Canada is also set to have a census later in the year (May 17th), while Greece will hold one at a yet-to-be-determined date.
In June and July, several outer-space occurrences are expected to take place: a partial solar eclipse in the Arctic (June 1st), a total lunar eclipse visible in several areas (June 15th), a partial solar eclipse off the Antarctic coast (July 1st), and the completion of the first full orbit of Neptune after its discovery (July 12th).
In other international scheduled events, Canada is set to turn off analog TV signals on August 31st, while on October 6th the 40th Ontario general election will be held. South Africa also cuts analog television signals, on November 1st. On December 31st, all remaining United States troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country.
Additional information, plus a viewable and printable calendar, may be found at 2011-Calendar.net