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The actual advantages of a holiday year are slight: centuries begin in the hundredth numbered year instead of the first numbered year, and the number of years between any two dates can be determined by subtraction.
More importantly at the time, the holiday year was used
as part of the public relations campaigns which were impressing the authority
of the Imperium upon local governments. The minor requirement of changing
to the new calendar was used to determine cooperation by those governments.