# Question: Is 2021 A New Decade?

## Was there a year 0?

The year zero does not exist in the Anno Domini (AD) system commonly used to number years in the Gregorian calendar and in its predecessor, the Julian calendar.

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## Do Decades start at 1 or 0?

A decade begins with a year in which the last digit is 1. A decade ends with a year in which the last digit is 0. The same rule applies to a century and to a millennium. The 19th century began in 1801 and ended in the year 1900.

## What is 1 decade ago?

1 decade = 10 years.

## What century are we now?

The 21st (twenty-first) century is the current century of the Anno Domini era or Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.

## How are decades counted?

At first glance, it all looks logical and straightforward. Decades—periods of ten years—begin when the year count ticks over from a year ending with 9 to a year ending with 0. For example, New Year’s Day 1980 marked the beginning of the eighties.

## Does the new decade start in 2021?

Experts are largely in agreement that the new decade does not begin until New Year’s day 2021. … So in actuality, the next decade won’t start until January 1, 2021.” So there’s the answer. According to the calendar, the decade doesn’t start until 2021.

## Is it actually a new decade?

The anno domini era, or the common era, begins with year 1 on the Gregorian calendar. … By that same logic, the first decade in the calendar was complete at the end of 10 CE, or 10 AD. Which means, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, that the end of this decade is December 31, 2020, not December 31, 2019.

## Why is 2020 the worst year?

When we talk about 2020 as the worst year ever we mean many entangled things: A pandemic. The death and economic destruction caused by the pandemic. The governmental mismanagement of the pandemic. The ways the pandemic has exposed the failures of our social system.

## Is the end of the decade 2019 or 2020?

By that same logic, the first decade in the calendar was complete at the end of 10 CE, or 10 AD. Which means, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, that the end of this decade is December 31, 2020, not December 31, 2019.

## What decade is 2019 called?

2010sThe 2010s (pronounced “twenty-tens” or “two thousand [and] tens”, shortened to “the ’10s”) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on 1 January 2010 and ended on 31 December 2019. The decade began amid a global financial crisis and subsequent international recession dating from the late 2000s.

## Is the new decade 2020 or 2021?

So when your ninth birthday rolls around, you are starting your 10th year, which is then completed on your 10th birthday, when a new cycle begins. That means Dec. 31, 2019, is indeed the completion of the decade that started in 2010, and 2020 is the start of a new decade.