Campaign Calendar

Absalom Reckoning

We shall use Absalom Reckoning (ar) for all of its dates. This reckoning system is based on the foundation of Absalom (which occurred on 1 Abadius, 1ar), and because of Absalom’s expansive inf luence the city’s calendar has achieved great popularity throughout the world, although many independent nations maintain their own systems as well. In Absalom Reckoning, the day of the month is always given first, followed by the name or number of the month, with the year coming last. Golarion spins on its axis roughly once every 24 hours. Weeks consist of 7 days, with 52 weeks per year. A year has 12 months, each of which corresponds to a popular deity. In order to most accurately ref lect reality, many calendars across Golarion add in leap days. In the Absalom Reckoning, the leap day is tacked on to the end of Arodus and occurs on every year divisible by 8. Thus, the current year (4708) is not a leap year, but 4704 was and 4712 will be.

Days of the Week

Day / Task
Moonday Work, religion (night)
Toilday Work
Wealday Work
Oathday Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn
Fireday Work, market day
Starday Work
Sunday Rest, religion

Months of the Year

Month / Season / Deity
Abadius Winter (January) Abadar
Calistril Winter (February) Calistria
Pharast Spring (March) Pharasma
Gozran Spring (April) Gozreh
Desnus Spring (May) Desna
Sarenith Summer (June) Sarenrae
Erastus Summer (July) Erastil
Arodus Summer (August) Aroden
Rova Fall (September) Rovagug
Lamashan Fall (October) Lamashtu
Neth Fall (November) Nethys
Kuthona Winter (December) Zon-Kuthon

Holidays and FESTIVALS

The following list records most of the major holidays and a few of the minor ones. A parenthetical marks which religion(s) or state(s) celebrate that particular holiday.

If no parenthetical is listed, the holiday is celebrated throughout the region.
Abadius
1: New Year, Foundation Day (Absalom)
6: Vault Day (Abadar)
20: Ruby Prince’s Birthday (Osirion)
Calistril
2: Merrymead
19: Treaty of Egorian (Cheliax)
Last Oathday: Batul al-Alim (Qadira)
Pharast
5: Day of Bones (Pharasma)
13: Kaliashahrim (Qadira)
1–15: Vernal Carpentry Court (Andoran)
26: Conquest Day (Nex)
Gozran
7: Currentseve (Gozreh)
15: Taxfest (Abadar)
16–30: Wrights of Augustana (Andoran)
Desnus
2–3: Ascendance Night (Norgorber)
13: Old-Mage Day (Nantambu, Mwangi Expanse)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
Sarenith
3: Independence Day (Andoran)
10: Burning Blades (Sarenrae)
21: Talon Tag (Andoran)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
Erastus
3: Archerfeast (Erastil)
14: Founding Festival (Korvosa, Varisia)
17: Burning Night (Razmiran)
15–21: Kianidi Festival (Garundi)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
Arodus
6: First Crusader Day (Mendev)
9: Day of Silenced Whispers (Ustalav)
16: Armasse (Aroden, Iomedae)
Last Sunday: Silverglazer Sunday (Andoran)
31: Leap day
Rova
First Sunday: Silverglazer Sunday (Andoran)
Second Oathday: Signing Day (Andoran, Cheliax, Galt, Isger)
6: Start of Classes (Acadamae, Arcanamirium, College of
Mysteries, Clockwork Cathedral)
19: Day of the Inheritor (Iomedae)
16–30: Autumnal Carpentry Court (Andoran)
Lamashan
Second Moonday: Harvest Feast
6: Ascendance Day (Iomedae)
27: Jestercap (Andoran, Druma, Taldor)
30: Allbirth (Lamashtu)
Neth
5: Independence Day (Galt)
8: Abjurant Day (Nethys)
14: Even-Tongued Day (Andoran, Cheliax, Galt, Isger, Nidal)
18: Evoking Day (Nethys)
23: Seven Veils
28: Transmutatum (Nethys)
Kuthona
Second Week (Sunday to Starday): Winter Week
11: Ascension Day (Cayden Cailean)
30: Night of the Pale

Lunar and Celestial Holidays

Some recognized holidays occur on different days every year, and cannot be easily incorporated into the calendar used in the Absalom Reckoning.
Vernal Equinox
Firstbloom (Gozreh)
Planting Week (Erastil)
Summer Solstice
Ritual of Stardust (Desna)
Sunwrought Festival (Sarenrae)
Autumnal Equinox
Harvest Feast (Erastil)
Swallowtail Festival (Desna)
Winter Solstice
Crystalhue (Shelyn)
Ritual of Stardust (Desna)

Full Moons

Abadius: Longnight
Calistril: Lust Festival (Calistria)
Desnus: Remembrance Moon (Lastwall, Ustalav)
Lamashan: Admani Upastuti (Jalmeray, Vudra)

Campaign Calendar

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