Harish calendar

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The Harish calendar is a lunisolar calendar derived from the Mañi calendar, it is heavily influenced by the Mañic calendar.

Year numbering

The way to record years is different from that of Mañi calendar. Years are traditionally not recorded in numbers but cycles of zodiacs; however, the Mañi year numbering is used alongside with the native way.

Months of the year

The months of the year of the Harish calendar are as follows:

Original meaning Mañi Harish
1 canoe, boat hàkmąŗał maral
2 shark chiixichko xavo*
3 elephant zñąą̀ neiyo
4 archer ŋòruyà ñąą̀nma neimo
5 potter's wheel řuukwa raupo
6 flute player ŋòruyà tirùkkoxał zaiko
7 whirlpool waxkoxko vouko
8 butterfly pea flower ñįnnaàko ninko
9 cashew apple kułùhiko hulko
10 seabird liìyàmatexe, liìi laiyo
11 Komodo dragon michèʼŗļani, michèni mizein
12 barge łàakani lokan
foreigner ŋųnįŋ nunin
  • Note: the name of the second month is not of Mañic origin but is of native origin.

These months are named after constellations of the Ngerupic zodiac.

Days in the month

Like the Mañi calendar in the past, the Harish calendar assigns the number of days in the month on the fly, so that each month would begin on the full moon. As a result, almost every month had 29 or 30 days.

While the months of the modern Mañi calendar alternate between 29 days (odd-numbered months) and 30 days (even-numbered months), the modern Harish calendar still uses the traditional Mañic way to assign the number of days in a month.

Synchronization with the solar year

The Harish year starts the first time the full moon is in Maral, which usually occurs around the vernal equinox. . In order to keep the lunar cycle in sync with the solar year, 1 thirteenth intercalary month, Nunin (the foreigner), is inserted every three years after Lokan. The number of days in the intercalary month is either 29 or 30 days, based on the number of days required to resynchronize the calendar with the synodic month.

The rules to synchronize with the solar year is pretty complex and is subject of observation, but as a general rule, there is one leap month every three years and 7 leap months every 19 years.