Over here in Extraordinary land, there's seemingly no Ordinary Time between the end of Christmas and the beginning of Lent. (Skip on if you know all this. Here she goes again.)
The Gloria has gone and the Alleluia and we are into Tracts. This is all very exciting and purple already.
My Grandfather wrote an RE textbook in the 50s called 'Red Letter Feasts for Catholic Schools with illustrations from the Old Masters' and it contains some useful pie charts (for he had a Maths degree,) on the liturical year. I should have a look the next time I'm at my parents. It never got re-published after Vatican II. Too many closed questions and not enough opinions, I guess. No break up into groups....
Sometimes I think it could have been like my Maths Textbooks were when they went metric or even more groovy SI Units. (No-one told our Orbit Theory Lecturer who was still describing g as 30 ft/s squared in 1990....) Vatican II Updated Edition.
Unfortunately, he died in 1975 just after my fifth birthday, so we never got to talk Maths, or teaching or Ireland or anything, alas.