The measure of time in Midgard is straightforward. There are 12 months of 30 days each, for a total of 360 days in the calendar, and another six intercalendar festival days: New Year’s Dawn, Summer Festival, Slaughter Festival, Harvest Dances, Ghost Night, and the Lantern Festival. With six festival days, the year is 366 days long.
The seven days of the week are the same in most cultures of Midgard: Moonday, Volsday, Wolfsday, Torsday, Marksday, Ceresday, and Khorsday. These common names appear from the Northlands to the Middle Sea and the Crossroads to the Wastes.
The elves and the dragonkin both use different names for the days of the week. The Mharoti of the Dragon Empire call the days Pazar, Nazartesi, Sali, Charsamba, Pehrsembe, Juma, and Umartesi. Among the elves, they are Larasday, Elothsday, Orielsday, Bowsday, Freyasday, Yarisday, and Leafsday or Bacchosday.
The months are measured from the arrival of the new year with the onset of spring in Springmelt. The festivals associated with various months are noted below in parentheses. The names in brackets are those used for winter months in the southern regions, where snow is rare or unknown.
Springmelt (New Year’s Dawn, Mustering)
Sowing Thunders (Rites of Spring)
Goldflower (Crown Festival)
High Summer (Summer Festival)
Harvest Tide (Slaughter Festival)
Redleaf (Harvest Dances)
Last Leaf (Ghost Festival)
Rimetrail [First Fogs]
Snowfall [Winterwind] (Lantern Festival)
Deep Winter [Winter-rain]