Calendar of the Year: High Elf
All months have 30 days. The five extra days are assigned to the equinoxes and solstices and simply fall between months. An extra day is added to the Winter Solstice for leap years, usually every 4 years.
Official measurements are performed for 15 days at the High Elven observatories during each equinox.
|Day 1||VERNAL EQUINOX||(Mar 21: Equal Days/Nights)|
|Days 2 – 31||Month of The GNOME||(Mar 22 – Apr 20: Ram, Dog)|
|Days 32 – 61||Month of The ORC||(Apr 21 – May 20: Bull, Pig)|
|Days 62 – 91||Month of The ELF||(May 21 – Jun 19: Twins, Rat)|
|Days 92 – 93||SUMMER SOLSTICE (2 days)||(Jun 20, Jun 21: Longest Days)|
|Days 94 – 123||Month of The GNOLL||(Jun 22 – Jul 21: Crab, Ox)|
|Days 124 – 153||Month of The DEMON||(Jul 22 – Aug 20: Lion, Tiger)|
|Days 154 – 183||Month of The GOBLIN||(Aug 21 – Sep 19: Virgin, Rabbit)|
|Day 184||AUTUMNAL EQUINOX||(Sep 20: Equal Days/Nights)|
|Days 185 – 214||Month of The DRAGON||(Sep 21 – Oct 20: Scales, Dragon)|
|Days 215 – 244||Month of The DROW||(Oct 21 – Nov 18: Scorpion, Snake)|
|Days 245 – 274||Month of The GIANT||(Nov 20 – Dec 19: Centaur, Horse)|
|Day 275||WINTER SOLSTICE||(Dec 20: Longest Nights)|
|Days 276 – 305||Month of The DWARF||(Dec 21 – Jan 19: Goat, Sheep)|
|Days 306 – 335||Month of The HUMAN||(Jan 20 – Feb 18: Man, Monkey)|
|Days 336 – 365||Month of The HALFLING||(Feb 19 – Mar 20: Fish, Chicken)|
Most good- or neutral-oriented cultures have adopted the Elves’ Vernal Equinox as New Year’s Day; most evil cultures use the Drow’s calendar with the Autumnal Equinox, if any. The notable exceptions are Orcs & Gnolls (Summer Solstice), Giants & Dwarves (Winter Solstice), and Humans (Human 1).
Various cultures view the seasons differently as well. Most monsters use the equinoxes and solstices as starting points of the seasons, whereas most civilized cultures usually adopt the Elves’ notion (of using them as markers between the first and second month of the season) or the Humans’ idea (of using them as midpoints of the seasons). So ANY month could be associated with the beginning of a season, depending on whom you ask, with the three breakdowns for spring, summer, fall and winter being Gnome, Gnoll, Dragon & Dwarf; Halfling, Elf, Goblin & Giant; and Human, Orc, Demon & Drow, respectively.
Days of the Week
|Sunday||Light||(Sun Day)||Air & Fire|
|Moonday||Secrets||(Moon Day)||Air & Water|
|Duesday||Blood||(Tyr’s Day)||Earth, Fire & Water|