Sep. 4th, 2009

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The Edessan calendar is complicated, but here's a rundown.

A year is made up of four season, each of ninety days. Between each season is a day outside of the calendar. On these days no business is conducted and no marriages are performed. Children born on these in-between days are considered unlucky. Every now and again the standing ruler will tack on more of these days so that the solstices fall where they ought.

The first (priman), thirtieth (trian), sixtieth (exsen) and ninetieth (teleuten) day of a season are used for marking dates. I.E. “four days after the Trian of Ardalia”, “the day before the Exsen of Theros”. The New Year begins on the Priman of Hylous (first day of spring).

Here is a table that (very roughly) compares the Edessan and Gregorian calendars:Read more... )

Whew, yeah, there's a reason I pretty much hand-wave time whenever it comes up. I swear I didn't set out to make everything convoluted. Convolution just seems to happen to me.

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