The Zargos Calendar year is divided by four seasons which have four months, and each month has four weeks consisting of eight days each.
Each month is also divided by two moons. One moon is white and called Lunarri, it rises and sets in the northern quadrant. The second moon is red and called Neutarri, it rises and sets in the southern quadrant. Each of the two moons waxes and wanes in conjunction with the other. Every month begins with new moons as does the third week of a month. The second and fourth weeks begin with full moons.
Each year has 512 days and each day has 32 hours. The first day of the year comes as the first day of spring, which is the first of Icemelt. The spring equinox occurs on the 8th of Birthmoons and the autumn equinox occurs on the 13th of Harvestmoons. There are 16 hours of day and night during the equinoxes.
The Summer is thought of as having 18 hours of daylight while the winter only has 14 hours.
The names of the months are;
- Icemelt – Spring
- Dragonsflight – Summer
- Reaping – Autumn
- Chillfrost – Winter
The names for the Eight days of the week are
- First Marketday
- Wyrdday (Godsday)
- Second Marketday
Midirsday is the first day of the week and as such represents change. It is generally thought of as a day when changes are thought to be most likely to have a positive outcome.
Danusday because it is named after the Great Goddess Danu, any children born on this day are thought of as being more lucky or blessed than those born any other day of the week.
First Marketday which is often shortened to Firstmarket, is the first of two major market days. This is typically when butchers and farmers peddle their wares to the general populace in major cities or keeps. In smaller rural townships, farmers and herdsman meet and trade produce and butchered livestock.
Wyrdday is the day most religious folk attend their particular deity’s temple and produce offerings and prayers. Many businesses shut down at midday to attend their local temple’s services later that afternoon. Then, in the evening feast with family and congregation members.
Kingsday and Queensday are for bringing realm concerns, disputes, or property matters before the local monarch, or in some cases the duke or sheriff, for judgement and recompense.
Second Marketday or simply Secondmarket, sees some of the same markets open as Firstmarket, but is traditionally the designated market day when larger quantities of raw materials or commodities are traded for other commodities or coins. Although sometimes, “lender’s notes” are marked and documented by realm officials.
Feastday is usually reserved for feasting and gaming or resting all day in the company of friends and family.