Death Notice: The Rise of Thay
The Calendar of Harptos
The Calendar of Harptos, named after the long-dead wizard who created it, is used widely throughout Faerûn. It consists of 365 days divided into twelve thirty day months with five holidays scattered throughout the year. Ever four years, there is an added day, a feast day known as Shieldmeet.
Every month is divided into three ten-day weeks, known as runs. The days of the run do not have specific names other than a reference to which numbered day it is in sequence (ones-day, twos-day, etc.). When referring to a specific date of the month, one normally refers to “3 Mirtul” or “10 Kythorn.”
The Roll of Years
Some kingdoms have their own way of tracking the passing of the years. The most widely recognized method is the Dalereckoning Calendar. It references the year in which humans were first allowed by elves to settle the more open regions of Cormanthor, eventually leading to the creation of the Dalelands.
The current year is 1479 DR, known as the Year of the Ageless One. The previous year was 1478 DR, known as the Year of the Dark Circle.
Months of the Year
|2||Alturiak||The Claw of Winter|
|3||Ches||The Claw of Sunsets|
|4||Tarsakh||The Claw of the Storms|
|6||Kythorn||The Time of Flowers|
|The Feast of the Moon||Annual Holiday|
|12||Nightal||The Drawing Down|