Golarion Calender

The calender of Golarion is very similar to that of Earth. Sixty seconds form a minute, sixty minutes create an hour, and twenty-four hours make a day. Because of this the people of Golarion measure time much like we do as well, with seven days to a week and twelve months to a year. Years are marked since the founding of the last great empire, that of Aroden, the Last of the First Humans. While the empire has collapsed, its calendar remains in use to this day. At the start of the Rise of the Runelords campaign, the date is 4707 AR (Absalom Reckoning).

Days of the week

The days of the week are as follows. Each day has a general purpose that most people in the Inner Sea region follow.

  • Moonday Work, religion [night]
  • Toilday Work
  • Wealday Work
  • Oathday Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn
  • Fireday Work
  • Starday Work
  • Sunday Rest, religion

Months

The months in Golarion correspond to our own, with each new year starting shortly after the solstice. The name of each month is etymologically tied to a specific god: Abadar, Calistria. Pharasma, Gozreh, Desna, Sarenrae, Erastil, Aroden, Rovagug, Lamashtu, Nethys, and Zon-Kuthon. Natives of Golarion see the gods reflected in the changing of the seasons, and their names for the months reflect this. (Gozreh’s month, for instance, is a time of budding and new life, while Zon-Kuthon’s is seen as the death of the old year.) Holidays in a given month are generally tied to their patron deity. In order, the months are:

  1. Abadius (ah-BAY-dee-us) – (January) 31 days Winter
  2. Calistril (KAHL-izz-trihl) – (February) 28 days Winter
  3. Pharast (fah-RAHST) – (March) 31 days Spring
  4. Gozran (GOHZ-ran) – (April) 30 days Spring
  5. Desnus (DEZ-nuhs) – (May) 31 days Spring
  6. Sarenith (sa-REHN-ihth) – (June) 30 days Summer
  7. Erastus (eh-RAS-tuhs) – (July) 31 days Summer
  8. Arodus (AIR-oh-duhs) – (August) 31 days Summer
  9. Rova (ROH-va) – (September) 30 days Fall
  10. Lamashan (lah-MAHSH-ahn) – (October) 31 days Fall
  11. Neth (NEHTH) – (November) 30 days Fall
  12. Kuthona (koo-THOH-nah) – (December) 31 days Winter

Golarion Calender

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