Lore:Calendar

Lore: Appendices


Months of the YearEdit

The Tamrielic calendar is composed of twelve distinct months (sometimes called "Seasons"[1]), each approximately thirty days in length. Each month has an associated constellation, which is said to affect the traits of anyone born in that month, and each month corresponds roughly to an equal period of time in the Gregorian calendar. The months — and their real-life equivalents — are measured as follows:

Name of
Month
Argonian name[2] Birthsign[1] Gregorian
Equivalent
Days
Arena, Daggerfall
Days
Morrowind
Days
Oblivion, Skyrim
Days
Gregorian
Morning Star Vakka (Sun) The Ritual January 30 31 31
Sun's Dawn Xeech (Nut) The Lover February 30 28 28 28‡
First Seed Sisei (Sprout) The Lord March 30 31 31 31
Rain's Hand Hist-Deek (Hist Sapling) The Mage April 30 30 30 30
Second Seed Hist-Dooka (Mature Hist) The Shadow May 30 31 31 31
Midyear* Hist-Tsoko (Elder Hist) The Steed June 30 30 30 30
Sun's Height Thtithil-Gah (Egg-Basket) The Apprentice July 30 31 31 31
Last Seed Thtithil (Egg) The Warrior August 30 31 31 31
Hearthfire* § Nushmeeko (Lizard) The Lady September 30 30 30 30
Frostfall* Shaja-Nushmeeko (Semi-Humanoid Lizard) The Tower October 30 31 31 31
Sun's Dusk Saxhleel (Argonian) The Atronach November 30 30 30 30
Evening Star Xulomaht (The Deceased) The Thief December 30 31 31 31

* These three months are variously referred to as one word or two words.
§ Hearthfire is occasionally referred to as Heartfire or Heart Fire, as found in the Codex Scientia. In Skyrim, "Heart Fire" is used exclusively on the game calendar, although it appears as "Hearth Fire" (as one or two words) in some books.
Morning Star was not present in Morrowind, most likely omitted by accident.
Except on a leap-year, when it's 29.


Note that the constellation of The Serpent does not correspond to any one month, because The Serpent wanders randomly around the sky.

Days of the WeekEdit

A week in the Tamrielic calendar is also, as with the real-life equivalent, measured in seven days. In order, the days are:

Tamrielic Gregorian
Sundas Sunday
Morndas Monday
Tirdas Tuesday
Middas Wednesday
Turdas Thursday
Fredas Friday
Loredas Saturday

The names of the days are mostly different corruptions of the same naming scheme we have on the English calendar, only with the exception of Middas and Loredas. Sundas, Morndas, Tirdas, Turdas and Fredas are respectively different corruptions of Sun, Moon, Tyr, Thor and Frigg, the same as the English calendar. Middas could mean the day at the middle of the week, as traditionally the deities corresponding to Wednesday (Wodanaz (Odin) / Mercury / Hermes) could not possibly be corrupted to form a "mid-" stem. It would, however, be analogous to the German word for Wednesday, "Mittwoch", and its literal English translation and synonym "midweek". Loredas is most likely taken from the Nordic languages where Saturday is called a "Bath Day" - "lördag", "lørdag," or "laurdag", in place of the Roman God Saturn, as the Vikings had a habit of bathing on Saturday.

Arena CalendarEdit

This calendar is found in a reference sheet included with Arena. It represents a Tamriel-ified version of the actual 1993 calendar, which was the year the game was intended to be released.

Morning Star
S M T M T F L
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Sun's Dawn
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28            
             
First Seed
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
             
Rain's Hand
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
             
Second Seed
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Mid Year
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
             
Sun's Height
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
             
Last Seed
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
             
Hearthfire
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
             
Frost Fall
S M T M T F L
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Sun's Dusk
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
             
Evening Star
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             

The calendar within Arena does not correspond to the one given above, as each month has 30 days. New games will begin either on the first of Morning Star or the first of Hearthfire, 3E 389.

There are several other discrepancies related to the calendar to note:

  • The first day of every month is a Tirdas.
  • In the Player's Guide, the two holidays are listed under 'Morningstar'. It is rendered 'Morning Star' in all other instances.
  • The month 'Hearthfire' is portrayed several different ways. The notice within a city for Tales and Tallows refers to it as 'Hearth Fire'. The Codex Scientia renders it 'Heart Fire', 'Heartfire', and 'Hearth Fire' at different times.
  • The Player's Guide lists North Wind's Prayer as falling on the first of Evening Star. In Arena, it falls on the 15th, as the other calendars suggest.
  • The Player's Guide makes no mention of Old Life Festival. This appears to be correct, however, as no holiday occurs within Arena on this date.

Daggerfall CalendarEdit

Daggerfall's calendar was somewhat different, in that each month had 30 days, and always started on a Sundas. This is what it looks like:

Local/Regional Holiday
National Holiday
Daedric Summoning Day
Local/Regional Holiday & Daedric Summoning Day
National Holiday & Daedric Summoning Day
Morning Star
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Sun's Dawn
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
First Seed
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Rain's Hand
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Second Seed
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Mid Year
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Sun's Height
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Last Seed
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Hearth Fire
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Frost Fall
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Sun's Dusk
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Evening Star
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

Oblivion CalendarEdit

The Third Era ends in the year 433, as it is the year of the deaths of both the penultimate Emperor Uriel Septim VII and final Emperor Martin Septim along with the Oblivion Crisis. The game always starts on Morndas, 27th of Last Seed.

3E 433Edit

Morning Star
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
             
Sun's Dawn
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28      
             
First Seed
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
             
Rain's Hand
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
             
Second Seed
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
             
Midyear
S M T M T F L
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
             
Sun's Height
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
             
Last Seed
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             
Heartfire
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            
Frostfall
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
             
Sun's Dusk
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
             
Evening Star
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Skyrim CalendarEdit

The Fourth Era of Tamriel counts its first day as the day of Martin Septim's sacrifice to end the Oblivion Crisis. It is unclear as to whether this marks the final day of the Third Era, or the first day of the Fourth Era.

Unlike in Arena and in Daggerfall, no holidays were specifically given. As such this is simply the in game calendar used with Skyrim. Note that while the game will usually start with your first day, the 17th of Last Seed, as Sundas, if you had a game loaded prior to starting your new game, the day of the week will instead be whatever it was in the game that was previously loaded.

4E 201Edit

Morning Star
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             
Sun's Dawn
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28  
             
First Seed
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Rain's Hand
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
             
Second Seed
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
             
Midyear
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
             
Sun's Height
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
             
Last Seed
S M T M T F L
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Heartfire
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
             
Frostfall
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             
Sun's Dusk
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            
Evening Star
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
             

4E 202Edit

Morning Star
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Sun's Dawn
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
             
First Seed
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
Rain's Hand
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Second Seed
S M T M T F L
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Midyear
S M T M T F L
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
             
Sun's Height
S M T M T F L
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
             
Last Seed
S M T M T F L
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Heartfire
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
Frostfall
S M T M T F L
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Sun's Dusk
S M T M T F L
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Evening Star
S M T M T F L
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The FirmamentFfoulke
  2. ^ The Seasons of ArgoniaJekka-Wass Paxalt, Keeper of the Xinchei-Konu