Bormar Calendar

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The Bormar Calendar is the primary source of time-keeping, and day-tracking within Bormar and some Adzjab Tribes. The Bormar Calendar improved on, succeded and standardised the previous 'Ereben Calendar'. The Ereben Calendar was invented and administrated within Bormar's capital of Ereben. The Bormar Calendar officially started on the 8th Day of the 5th month, 608.

Calendar Style[edit | edit source]

Changes from the Ereben Calendar[edit | edit source]

The Bormar Calendar, unlike the Ereben Calendar, decreased the average year-length from 365.25 days, to 365.2425 days to reduce 'time-shift', the act of the calendar drifting off from the real dates.

Before the automation within the Bormar Calendar, the Ereben Calendar was operated by a group of Lords and Ladies who would manually add and remove days, as well as organise month-length.

Leap Years[edit | edit source]

The Bormar Calendar also introduced the landmark concept of 'Leap Years', adding one additional day, usually every 4 years, to further reduce the time-shift of the Ereben Calendar. Leap Years will occur every 4 years, unless that year is perfectly divisible by 100, unless that division is perfectly divisible by 400 years.

The 'Year of Pitch'[edit | edit source]

While the Bormar Calendar was being Finalised, Dwarven astronomists concluded that the Mismanaging of the Ereben Calendar during the Protest of the Nobles caused the calendar to be 59 days off. The Nobility spearheading the Bormar Calendar decided that those 59 days would be introduced into the first year of the Bormar Calendar, making Year 608 the longest ever year in recorded history, at 424 whole days. The reception of this longest year was wildly unhappy, with it being equated to 'Walking in Pitch' by the Bormar Times. The year was dubbed as the 'Year of Pitch' by Historians on the Calendar's centenary year of 708.

Calendar Months, Days, and Seasons[edit | edit source]

The Bormar Calendar has split the 365.2425 days into twelve 'Months'. The days are further sub-divided into 'Weeks' of seven days, making 52 total weeks.

Days and Months are not officially named by the First House, and are referred to by number (17th Day of the 3rd Month, etc.)

Small towns within the North-Eastern reaches of Bormar have taken to giving days and months colloquial names, such as 'Monday' for the first day of the week, and 'Sunday' for the last. Months are named by these groups in a similar pattern, 'Jantag' for the first month of the Calendar Year, and 'Dectag' for the final month.

Days are unevenly divided throughout months.
No. Unofficial Name Length in days
1 Jantag 31
2 Febtag 28 (29 on a Leap Year.)
3 Martag 31
4 Apritag 30
5 Maytag 31
6 Juntag 30
7 Jultag 31
8 Augtag 31
9 Septag 30
10 Octag 31
11 Novtag 30
12 Dectag 31

The Great Zero[edit | edit source]

0 BC (Bormar Calendar) inherits the same zero as its predecessor.

As with the Ereben Calendar, 0 BC is the year of Bormar's founding.