Year 2 BC was a common year starting on Thursday or Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Silvanus (or, less frequently, year 752 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 2 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
2 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2 BC
Ab urbe condita752
Ancient Greek era194th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4749
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−594
Berber calendar949
Buddhist calendar543
Burmese calendar−639
Byzantine calendar5507–5508
Chinese calendar戊午年 (Earth Horse)
2696 or 2489
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
2697 or 2490
Coptic calendar−285 – −284
Discordian calendar1165
Ethiopian calendar−9 – −8
Hebrew calendar3759–3760
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat55–56
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3099–3100
Holocene calendar9999
Iranian calendar623 BP – 622 BP
Islamic calendar642 BH – 641 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendar2 BC
Korean calendar2332
Minguo calendar1913 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1469
Seleucid era310/311 AG
Thai solar calendar541–542
Tibetan calendar阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
125 or −256 or −1028
    — to —
(female Earth-Goat)
126 or −255 or −1027

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