Calendar and Time Reckoning
The current calendar that is used all over Gylandria is the Thilian Calendar that the Kels constructed after they formed their empire. It has been divided into 10 equal months for practical reasons. Prior to this calendar, the only one race who kept time reckoning were the Elves, but they never bothered with exact counting of months and just counted years go by when both moons are full.
The Gylandrian Year
Gylandrya’s year is 360 days long. It is divided into 10 equal months each is 36 days long. The months are divided into 6 weeks each 6 days long. The year begins in the winter in the birth of both moons.
Days of the Week
The days of the week were named by the Elves since time out of memory, and the Kels that originally were servants elves that migrated to Radicane after The Dragons War kept the names. However, even though there are names to the weeks, over time most people in Kel stopped using them. They just refer to a day as it’s relative place in the week, and the week relative to the month. For example – The fourth day in the second week of Radicanar.
The day names are as follows – Elenaur, Ithillaur, Nimlothaur, Coaur, Lindeleaur, Ingolaur, Wilyaur, Anoraur, Anandaur.
The Elves never had any use for months. However the Kels are people of practicality and punctuality. To refer to something as “in winter”, was not practical enough for them. Therefore, they divided the year into 10 months one for each cycle of Achiel. The months names – (and seasons)
1st- Radicanar (Winter)
2ed- Soolinar (Winter)
3rd- Belithar (Spring)
4th- Akillian (Spring)
5th- Dullian (Summer)
6th- Lootkan (Summer)
7th- Tillian (Summer)
8th- Allian (Autumn)
9th- Hadilliest (Autumn)
10th- Delinar (Winter)
Major Dates -
Hadilliest 19-23: Ithillimer. The Festival of the Moons. This is the only time in the year that both moons are full, most races celebrate it, and the elves used to reckon this as the first day of the year.
Radicanar 1-2: Ithillinost, Midwinter. The birth of the Moons. When both moons are born. Mostly to estrange themselves from the elves, the Kels moved their first month (the first day of the year) to be the month in which both moons are born, rather than the month in which both moon are full as the elves do.
Allian 1: Laertyl – Summer’s End. Another birth of both moons, this day is called Summer’s end. The days between Laertyl and Ithillimer are considered lucky days all over the world.
Lootkan 20: Midsummer.
Soolinar 14: Ingolgur, Dragonbane. The elves remember this day as the day in which the Dragonbane ritual took place and the city of Thulionel was destroyed. This day is celebrated mainly by elves, but in some other nations too.