Months and Festivals

Months and Festivals – Forgotten Realms
  • Month
  • Traditional Name
  • Common Name
  • Season
  • 1
  • Hammer
  • Deepwinter
  • Winter
  • Midwinter Festival
  • Winter
  • 2
  • Alturiak
  • The Claw of Winter
  • Winter
  • 3
  • Ches
  • The Claw of the Sunset
  • Winter/Spring
  • 4
  • Tarsakh
  • The Claw of the Storms
  • Spring
  • Greengrass Festival
  • Spring
  • 5
  • Mirtul
  • The Melting
  • Spring
  • 6
  • Kythorn
  • The Time of Flowers
  • Spring/Summer
*7
  • Flamerule
  • Summertide
  • Summer
  • Midsummer Festival
  • Summer
  • Shieldmeet Festival (occurs once every four years)
  • Summer
  • 8
  • Eleasis
  • Highsun
  • Summer
  • 9
  • Eleint
  • The Fading
  • Summer/Autumn
  • Highharvestide Festival
  • Autumn
  • 10
  • Marpenoth
  • Leaffall
  • Autumn
  • 11
  • Uktar
  • The Rotting
  • Autumn
  • The Feast of the Moon Festival
  • Autumn
  • 12
  • Nightal
  • The Drawing Down
  • Autumn/Winter

Each month is split into 3 rides (also known as tendays) of 10 days each, for a total of thirty days. The day in a month is usually denoted as which ride and which day of the ride it is, so the third day of a month would be the 1st 3rd day, while the twenty-first would be the 3rd 1st day.

  • Midwinter:
  • Midwinter is a feast where, traditionally, the local lords of the land plan for the year ahead, make and renew alliances, and send gifts of goodwill. To the commonfolk throughout the Realms, this is Deadwinter Day, the midpoint of the worst of the cold.
  • Greengrass:
  • Greengrass is the official beginning of spring, a day of relaxation.
  • Midsummer:
  • Midsummer, called Midsummer Night or the Long Night, is a time of feasting and music and love. It is very rare indeed for the weather to be bad during this night—such is considered a very bad omen, usually thought to foretell famine or plague.
  • Highharvestide:
  • Highharvestide heralds the coming of fall and the harvest. It is a feast that often continues for the length of the harvest so that food is always on hand for those coming in from the fields.
  • The Feast of the Moon:
  • This festival, also called Moonfest, is the last great festival of the year. It marks the arrival of winter and is also the day when the dead are honored. Graves are blessed, the Ritual of Remembrance is performed, and tales of the doings of those now gone are told far into the night. Much is said of heroes and treasure and lost cities underground.
  • Shieldmeet:
  • Once every four years, another day is added to the year in the manner of February 29 in the Gregorian calendar. This day is part of no month and follows Midsummer Night. It is known as Shieldmeet. It is the day of open council between nobles and people, a day for the making and renewing of pacts, oaths, and agreements.

Months and Festivals

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