Alliance Calendar

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An official calendar for the Unity Earth Sphere Alliance was not formally established until early in the Second Age by Pendragon Scott Sagen. The primary derivation of the new system was the establishment of the Alliance Year count for counting years, and the system of Ages that would be used until the end of the Alliance.

The Calendar itself was a 365-day cycle based on the Atayan calendar, which itself was based on the calendar of the ancestral Lion Clan, believed to be similar in form to the the calendar of the Eladamri. The Lion Clan however used a lunar calendar, so while dates are expressed similarly, they do not correlate. The year is broken down into twelve months, each with between 30 or 31 days. Weeks are also used.

Calendar layout

Exact dates are given in a number of ways. Months of the year do not have specific universally recognized names, instead they are numbered, both twelve for the year and three for each season as the seasons occurred in Arindell during the start of the Golden Age. Exact dates are expressed as the day of the month or the day of the season.

While the dates do not correspond exactly to the actual seasons (especially accounting for regional variations), the recognized first day of winter is the first day of the year, with each season "lasting" three months. Much like many other aspects of the Alliance calendar, this can get more than a little confusing, especially accounting for regional variances.

Dates can be expressed in a number of ways. The Alliance standard date code is Day-Month-Year, so "The first day of the first month of the year" or 1-1-11 for the first official day of the Alliance according to the Alliance calendar.

Yearly Calendar

Date formats: Day of Month | Day of Season | Day of Year

1st | 1 | 1

Winter

1st Month|1st Month of Winter

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
1st Week1st | 1 | 12nd | 2 | 23rd | 3 | 34th | 4 | 45th | 5 | 56th | 6 | 7th | 7 | 7
2nd Week8th | 8 | 89th | 9 | 910th | 10 | 1011th | 11 | 1112th | 12 | 1213th | 13 | 1314th | 14 | 14
3rd Week15th | 15 | 1516th | 16 | 1617th | 17 | 1718th | 18 | 1819th | 19 | 1920th | 20 | 2021st | 21 | 21
4th Week22nd | 22 | 2223rd | 23 | 2324th | 24 | 2425th | 25 | 2526th | 26 | 2627th | 27 | 2728th | 28 | 28
5th Week29th | 29 | 2930th | 30 | 3031st | 31 | 31

2nd Month|2nd Month of Winter

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
5th Week1st | 32 | 322nd | 33 | 333rd | 34 | 344th | 35 | 35
6th Week5th | 36 | 366th | 37 | 377th | 38 | 388th | 39 | 399th | 40 | 4010th | 41 | 4111th | 42 | 42
7th Week12th | 43 | 4313th | 44 | 4414th | 45 | 4515th | 46 | 4616th | 47 | 4717th | 48 | 4818th | 49 | 49
8th Week19th | 50 | 5020th | 51 | 5121st | 52 | 5222nd | 53 | 5323rd | 54 | 5424th | 55 | 5525th | 56 | 56
9th Week26th | 57 | 5727th | 58 | 5828th | 59 | 5929th | 60 | 6030th | 61 | 61

3rd Month|3rd Month of Winter

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
9th Week1st | 62 | 622nd | 63 | 63
10th Week3rd | 64 | 644th | 65 | 655th | 66 | 666th | 67 | 677th | 68 | 688th | 69 | 699th | 70 | 70
11th Week10th | 71 | 7111th | 72 | 7212th | 73 | 7313th | 74 | 7414th | 75 | 7515th | 76 | 7616th | 77 | 77
12th Week17th | 78 | 7818th | 79 | 7919th | 80 | 8020th | 81 | 8121st | 82 | 8222nd | 83 | 8323rd | 84 | 84
13th Week24th | 85 | 8525th | 86 | 8626th | 87 | 8727th | 88 | 8828th | 89 | 8929th | 90 | 9030th | 91 | 91
14th Week31st | 92 | 92


Spring

4th Month|1st Month of Spring

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
14th Week1st | 1 | 932nd | 2 | 943rd | 3 | 954th | 4 | 965th | 5 | 976th | 6 | 98
15th Week7th | 7 | 998th | 8 | 1009th | 9 | 10110th | 10 | 10211th | 11 | 10312th | 12 | 10413th | 13 | 105
16th Week14th | 14 | 10615th | 15 | 10716th | 16 | 10817th | 17 | 10918th | 18 | 11019th | 19 | 11120th | 20 | 112
17th Week21st | 21 | 11322nd | 22 | 11423rd | 23 | 11524th | 24 | 11625th | 25 | 11726th | 26 | 11827th | 27 | 119
18th Week28th | 28 | 12029th | 29 | 12130th | 30 | 122

5th Month|2nd Month of Spring

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
18th Week1st | 31 | 1232nd | 32 | 1243rd | 33 | 1254th | 34 | 126
19th Week5th | 35 | 1276th | 36 | 1287th | 37 | 1298th | 38 | 1309th | 39 | 13110th | 40 | 13211th | 41 | 133
20th Week12th | 42 | 13413th | 43 | 13514th | 44 | 13615th | 45 | 13716th | 46 | 13817th | 47 | 13918th | 48 | 140
21st Week19th | 49 | 14120th | 50 | 14221st | 51 | 14322nd | 52 | 14423rd | 53 | 14524th | 54 | 14625th | 55 | 147
22nd Week26th | 56 | 14827th | 57 | 14928th | 58 | 15029th | 59 | 15130th | 60 | 15231st | 61 | 153


6th Month|3rd Month of Spring

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
22nd Week1st | 62 | 154
23rd Week2nd | 63 | 1553rd | 64 | 1564th | 65 | 1575th | 66 | 1586th | 67 | 1597th | 68 | 1608th | 69 | 161
24th Week9th | 70 | 16210th | 71 | 16311th | 72 | 16412th | 73 | 16513th | 74 | 16614th | 75 | 16715th | 76 | 168
25th Week16th | 77 | 16917th | 78 | 17018th | 79 | 17119th | 80 | 17220th | 81 | 17321st | 82 | 17422nd | 83 | 175
26th Week23rd | 84 | 17624th | 85 | 17725th | 86 | 17826th | 87 | 17927th | 88 | 18028th | 89 | 18129th | 90 | 182
27th Week30th | 91 | 183

Summer

7th Month|1st Month of Summer

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
27th Week1st | 1 | 1842nd | 2 | 1853rd | 3 | 1864th | 4 | 1875th | 5 | 1886th | 6 | 189
28th Week7th | 7 | 1908th | 8 | 1919th | 9 | 19210th | 10 | 19311th | 11 | 19412th | 12 | 19513th | 13 | 196
29th Week14th | 14 | 19715th | 15 | 19816th | 16 | 19917th | 17 | 20018th | 18 | 20119th | 19 | 20220th | 20 | 203
30th Week21st | 21 | 20422nd | 22 | 20523rd | 23 | 20624th | 24 | 20725th | 25 | 20826th | 26 | 20927th | 27 | 210
31st Week28th | 28 | 21129th | 29 | 21230th | 30 | 213

8th Month|2nd Month of Summer

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
31st Week1st | 31 | 2142nd | 32 | 2153rd | 33 | 2164th | 34 | 217
32nd Week5th | 35 | 2186th | 36 | 2197th | 37 | 2208th | 38 | 2219th | 39 | 22210th | 40 | 22311th | 41 | 224
33rd Week12th | 42 | 22513th | 43 | 22614th | 44 | 22715th | 45 | 22816th | 46 | 22917th | 47 | 23018th | 48 | 231
34th Week19th | 49 | 23220th | 50 | 23321st | 51 | 23422nd | 52 | 23523rd | 53 | 23624th | 54 | 23725th | 55 | 238
35th Week26th | 56 | 23927th | 57 | 24028th | 58 | 24129th | 59 | 24230th | 60 | 24331st | 61 | 244


9th Month|3rd Month of Summer

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
35th Week1st | 62 | 245
36th Week2nd | 63 | 2463rd | 64 | 2474th | 65 | 2485th | 66 | 2496th | 67 | 2507th | 68 | 2518th | 69 | 252
37th Week9th | 70 | 25310th | 71 | 25411th | 72 | 25512th | 73 | 25613th | 74 | 25714th | 75 | 25815th | 76 | 259
38th Week16th | 77 | 26017th | 78 | 26118th | 79 | 26219th | 80 | 26320th | 81 | 26421st | 82 | 26522nd | 83 | 266
39th Week23rd | 84 | 26724th | 85 | 26825th | 86 | 26926th | 87 | 27027th | 88 | 27128th | 89 | 27229th | 90 | 273
40th Week30th | 91 | 274


Fall

10th Month|1st Month of Fall

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
40th Week1st | 1 | 2752nd | 2 | 2763rd | 3 | 2774th | 4 | 2785th | 5 | 2796th | 6 | 280
41st Week7th | 7 | 2818th | 8 | 2829th | 9 | 28310th | 10 | 28411th | 11 | 28512th | 12 | 28613th | 13 | 287
42nd Week14th | 14 | 28815th | 15 | 28916th | 16 | 29017th | 17 | 29118th | 18 | 29219th | 19 | 29320th | 20 | 294
43rd Week21st | 21 | 29522nd | 22 | 29623rd | 23 | 29724th | 24 | 29825th | 25 | 29926th | 26 | 30027th | 27 | 301
44th Week28th | 28 | 30229th | 29 | 30330th | 30 | 30431st | 31 | 305

11th Month|2nd Month of Fall

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
44th Week1st | 32 | 3062nd | 33 | 3073rd | 34 | 308
45th Week4th | 35 | 3095th | 36 | 3106th | 37 | 3117th | 38 | 3128th | 39 | 3139th | 40 | 31410th | 41 | 315
46th Week11th | 42 | 31612th | 43 | 31713th | 44 | 31814th | 45 | 31915th | 46 | 32016th | 47 | 32117th | 48 | 322
47th Week18th | 49 | 32319th | 50 | 32420th | 51 | 32521st | 52 | 32622nd | 53 | 32723rd | 54 | 32824th | 55 | 329
48th Week25th | 56 | 33026th | 57 | 33127th | 58 | 33228th | 59 | 33329th | 60 | 33430th | 61 | 335

12th Month|3rd Month of Fall

MoTuWeTuFrSaSu
48th Week1st | 62 | 336
49th Week2nd | 63 | 3373rd | 64 | 3384th | 65 | 3395th | 66 | 3406th | 67 | 3417th | 68 | 3428th | 69 | 343
50th Week9th | 70 | 34410th | 71 | 34511th | 72 | 34612th | 73 | 34713th | 74 | 34814th | 75 | 34915th | 76 | 350
51st Week16th | 77 | 35117th | 78 | 35218th | 79 | 35319th | 80 | 35420th | 81 | 35521st | 82 | 35622nd | 83 | 357
52nd Week23rd | 84 | 35824th | 85 | 35925th | 86 | 36026th | 87 | 36127th | 88 | 36228th | 89 | 36329th | 90 | 364
Wash Day30th | 91 | 365

History

Atayans were somewhat unique among cultures of the region in that they did not use either a lunar calendar or one based around the equinoxes. When the society was still a group of simple farmers, they took up the tradition of counting the first day of winter as the first of the year. By the time extant records began, the first day frost appeared at dawn in a specific field became "the first day" for all of Ataya. This obviously caused significant problems with record-keeping, as it meant that the length of each year varied, sometimes heavily, and the actual date of the first day could take several days to reach the outlying provinces.

Sometime around the end of the Dynastic Period, the Attayans fixed the date at a seemingly random point(not aligned with any lunar or solar events) for the first of the year and the first day of winter, and declared that going forward a new year would begin every 365 days. This calendar had already been long in use by Eieber's era, and was thus adopted for the new Alliance.

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