The year 2012 is a leap year starting on a Sunday. It is the 2012th year of our era, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century and the 3rd year of the decade 2010-2019.
The year 2012 of the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the following dates:
Berber calendar: 2961 / 2962 (the 1st yennayer 2962 takes place on January 12, 2012) [ref. desired]
Buddhist calendar: 2554 / 2555 (New Year's Day 2555 takes place on April 13, 2012) [ref. desired]
Chinese Calendar: 4709 / 4710 (Chinese New Year 4710 of the Year of the Water Dragon occurs on January 23, 2012)
Coptic calendar: 1728 / 1729 (1st Thut 1729 takes place on September 11, 2012)[ref. desired]
Hebrew Calendar: 5772 / 5773 (1st Tishri 5773 is September 17, 2012)
Hindu calendar: 5113 / 5114 (New Year's Day 5114 takes place on April 13, 2012) [ref. necessary]
Indian calendar: 1933 / 1934 (the 1st chaitra 1934 takes place on March 21, 2012)
Japanese calendar: Heisei Era 24 (Japanese calendar uses Gregorian days)
Muslim calendar: 1433 / 1434 (the 1st Muharram 1434 takes place on November 15, 2012)
Persian calendar: 1390 / 1391 (the 1st farvardin 1391 takes place on March 20, 2012)
Republican calendar: 220 / 221 (the 1st vendémiaire 221 takes place on September 22, 2012)
Julian days: 2,455,927.5 to 2,456,293.5,
First International Year of Cooperatives proclaimed by the UN.
International Year of Sustainable Energy for All by the United Nations General Assembly.
Franco-German year as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty (September 2012-August 2013 to coincide with the school year so that the younger generations are at the heart of the main categories of European citizens).
Rousseau Year on the occasion of the tercentenary of his birth.
Yerevan, capital of Armenia is named “World Book Capital 2012” by UNESCO. It combines this celebration with the tercentenary of the birth of the Armenian troubadour Sayat-Nova, born on June 14, 1712 in Tiflis.
Last year of the United Nations Literacy Decade.
Year of the bat (with 2011) proclaimed at the initiative of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Bat Populations in Europe (EUROBATS). (en) Site dedicated to the year of the bat
January 1st :
Denmark takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union and succeeds Poland;
the United States takes over the rotating presidency of the G8;
Saint-Barthélemy abandons its status as an outermost region of the European Union and joins the overseas countries and territories.
Guimarães and Maribor become European Capitals of Culture.
January 5: Storm Andrea hits northern France
January 12: Yennayer (Berber New Year's Day).
January 13: sinking of the Costa Concordia off the island of Giglio.
January 13-22: Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.
January 17: Beginning of the conflict in Mali.
January 21 to February 12 (Africa): 2012 African Cup of Nations.
Chinese calendar: Chinese New Year with the beginning of the year of the dragon.
The European Union ratifies an embargo against Iran to dry up the financing of the Iranian nuclear program.
February 4: start of the 2012 Six Nations Tournament.
February 5: Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
12 February :
54th Grammy Awards;
CAN 2012 final, won by Zambia.
February 13: Start of the 2012 Quebec Student Strike
February 25: launch of TV entertainment The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix in France
earthquake of magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale in the Alpes-Maritimes;