In the book The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must, Dr Zubrin makes the case for a new Martian time system, since Mars' orbit takes about 2 years.
What is the necessity to do this? The earth system is synchronized with the orbit of the earth, but this is done for the sake of agriculture. Agriculture on Mars will be done in a controlled environment, so planting and harvesting can be done anytime. Even if agriculture was to be done based on the Martian orbital cycle, it is certain that they would be able to calculate planting and harvest dates by simple hand held calculators. Our calendar is nothing more than an artifact of our primitive agricultural past.
Future Martian colonist should thus just keep the current Earth calendar.
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