Calendar Of Cerilia

Time is measured differently depending on where in Cerilia one happens to be. The Brecht measure time by tide and moon, while the Khinasi track the passage of days, months and years by the position of the sun. The Vos generally don't care about the days or months, they measure time by the naming of the years, with the first snowfall after a brief summer beginning a new year.

One of the lasting legacies of the Anuirean Empire is the standardization that it brought to the realms in its far-reaching domain. Although most regions of Cerilia still maintain a local calendar, scholars consider the Anuirean calendar to be the standard for marking the passage of time. Anuireans base their calendar on the orbit of the moon and the movement of the constellation of Haelyn, the protector. The Anuirean Book of Days defines twelve months to a year, four weeks to a month, and eight days to a week. A year has 388 days. The four annual days not part of any month have become times to celebrate and reflect. These days fall upon the vernal equinox (The Day of Rebirth), the Summer solstice (The Night of Fire, when a show of falling stars results from the annual passage through a meteor belt), the autumnal equinox (The Veneration of the Sleeping), and the winter solstice (The Eve of the Dead).

The 12 months of the Anuirean calendar begin with the Day of Rebirth, the vernal equinox. The month Sarimiere is the first of the new year, followed by Taelinir, then Roelir. After Haelyn's Festival (Summer Solstice), the month of Haelynir begins. Anarire and Deismir (named after the battle of Deismaar, final battle of the Shadow war, also known as the Gods War) follow in succession, with the Veneration of the Sleeping (Autumnal Equinox) next. Erntenir, the month of harvest leads to Sehnir, then Emmanir, just before the Eve of the Dead (Winter Solstice). Then comes the coldest month, Keltier which flows into Faniele, then Pasiphel, and again to the Day of Rebirth.

Anuireans devote six days of the week's eight days to work, giving over the remainder to rest and leisure. Poorer Anuireans can rarely afford such luxury and work seven days although the clergy generally demand that all master give at least one days rest to all men so that they may tend to the condition of their soul.
The days, from work's beginning to rest's end, are: Firlen, Relen, Dielen, Varilen, Branlen, Barlen, Mierlen, and Taelen (called Thelen in the south west of Anuire). Taelen is called God's day by many and is the traditional day for church services and important weddings and announcements.