Egeriac Calendar

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The Egeriac Calendar is a lunisolar calendar used today predominantly in the Federal Republic Of Notzel for dating.

Components

Day and hours

Traditional Egeriac timekeeping practices required the use of unequal time units: 12 daytime units from local sunrise to local sunset, and 12 night-time units from sunset to sunrise. The 12 daytime units and the 12 night-time units are further divided into two subgroups for the sake of naming. A day begins and ends at the midnight.

The practices of determining the length of daytime hours and night-time hours based on sunrise and sunset was abandoned in the 19th century when clocks became widespread and the need of standardized units of time became important due to the industrialization of Notzel.

Weeks

In general, the Egeriac week is a cycle of seven days; but the last week of every 52 weeks has 8 days, the 8th day of a week is inserted between Oxxi Komos and Oxxi Per; besides, sometimes the 8th day might be inserted into some weeks, to make sure that the day for every winter solstice is Oxxi Gnul.

Below is the name of each day in a week:

Name in Egeriac Meaning Notes
1st day Oxxi Gnul Day of Beginning
2nd day Oxxi Nov Day of Ground
3rd day Oxxi Mer Day of Water
4th day Ox Komos Middle Day The name is changed to "Ox han heKomos" in weeks with 8 days
Ox han heKomos Day before the middle only used in weeks with 8 days
8th day Oxxi haf heKomos Day after the middle only used in weeks with 8 days
5th day Oxxi Per Day of Fire
6th day Oxxi Pech Day of Air
7th day Oxxi Kun Day of End

Usually Oxxi Kun is the rest day in Notzel, traditionally it was also they day for worshipping Hosha.

Months

The mean period of the lunar month (precisely, the synodic month) is very close to 29.5 days. Accordingly, the basic Egeriac calendar year is one of twelve lunar months alternating between 29 and 30 days:

Egeriac Month Length Gregorian Meaning
Teth 30 Sep–Oct Head, first
Veder 29 Oct–Nov Flower
Mogdath 30 Nov–Dec Joy
Daxtoch 29 Dec–Jan Harvest
Meif 30 Jan–Feb Heat
Deven 29 Feb–Mar Fruit
Bod 30 Mar–Apr Wood
Hem 29 Apr–May Fog
Gmuch 30 May–Jun Frost
Remech 29/30 Jun–Jul Snow
Mrich 30/29 Jul–Aug Rain
Vanol 29 Aug–Sep tail, end

In leap years an additional month, Deven Nannan (30 days) is added after Shevat, while the regular Adar is referred to as Deven Naffan.

Years

The years are not recorded in numbers, but in terms of 76-year cycles. Within each cycle, the name of the year is determined by the combination of the four traditional elements(Ground, Water, Fire and Air) and the 19 objects. This practice is comparable to the way of naming years in the Tibetan calendar.

New year

Leap years