The Calendar of Harptos

Month Name Common Name
1 Hammer Deepwinter
Annual Holiday: Midwinter
2 Alturiak The Claw of Winter
3 Chess The Claw of Sunsets
4 Tarsakh The Claw of Storms
Annual Holiday: Greengrass
5 Mirtul The Melting
6 Kythorn The Time of Flowers
7 Flamerule Summertide
Annual Holiday: Midsummer
8 Eleasis Highsun
9 Eleint The Fading
Annual Holiday: Highharvestide
10 Marpenoth Leaffall
11 Uktar The Rotting
Annual Holiday: The Feast of the Moon
12 Nightal The Drawing Down

Each month consists of 3 ten-day weeks which are called “tendays”. The annual holidays fall between the last day of one month and the first of the month following.

Midwinter is a feast day that marks the mid-point of winter and is a day used to make or renew alliances. This day is more celebrated amongst the nobility as commoners don’t have much to feast about with several more winter months ahead.

Greengrass is the official beginning of spring, a day of peace and rejoicing with offerings made to the deities associated with the summer months.

Midsummer is a night of feasting and music where people let their passions come to the surface and many relationships are begun. The Gods usually provide fair weather for Midsummer night, bad weather is taken as a bad omen.

Highharvestide is a day of feasting to celebrate the autumn harvest and marks a time of journeys. Often people leaving on long trips will depart on the following day before winter weather makes roads impassible.

The Feast of the Moon celebrates ancestors and honors the dead.

The Calendar of Harptos

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