Calendar Of Harptos

The Calendar of Harptos is the calendar used almost all over Faerûn. It was created by the wizard Harptos although most people associate the word 'Harptos' with the calendar.

It defines a 365-day year divided into 12 months of 30 days - or 3 tendays - each1). Five special days fall between the months, and every four years a leap day, Shieldmeet, is added to the calendar immediately following Midsummer night.

A tenday is also, though less commonly, called a ride, and consists of ten days. The days do not have names, but are instead referred to by number: first-day, second-day, and so on. Most people count using their thumbs as first-day; halflings, however, are famous for using their pinkies to count first-day, and thus the phrase “counting like a halfling” has come to mean someone is being different just to be difficult.

The months and holidays are listed below; the days of the solstices and equinoxes are:

  • Winter Solstice: Nightal 20
  • Spring Equinox: Ches 19
  • Summer Solstice: Kythorn 20
  • Autumn Equinox: Eleint 21

Month Name Common Name
1 Hammer Deepwinter
Midwinter - annual holiday
2 Alturiak The Claw of Winter or The Claws of the Cold
3 Ches The Claw of the Sunsets
4 Tarsakh The Claw of the Storms
Greengrass - annual holiday
5 Mirtul The Melting
6 Kythorn The Time of Flowers
7 Flamerule Summertide
Midsummer - annual holiday
Shieldmeet - Once every four years
8 Eleasias Highsun
9 Eleint The Fading
Highharvestide - annual holiday
10 Marpenoth Leaffall
11 Uktar The Rotting
The Feast of the Moon - annual holiday
12 Nightal The Drawing Down

OOC: In the server we simply follow real life months for ease of use.