GOREAN CALENDAR

* There are 12 months per year.
* Each month is 25 days long, split into 5 weeks (hands).
* Each week is made up of 5 days. (Weeks are called 'hands')
* Then, between each month is a five-day week, called a 'Passage Hand', used to separate one month from
  the next. At the end of the year, there is one more 5-day week separating the old year from the new, this
  week is called the 'Waiting Hand'
* So, 5 days = week (hand), 5 weeks (hands) = month, 1 week (Passage Hand) between each month
* 12 months per year and 1 week (Waiting hand) for a total of 365 days per Gorean year

Years are generally kept track of differently in each city by virtue of Administrator Lists although some cities do add the dating of Ar next to their own cities' dates. Time in Ar is calculated from the founding date of the city (called Contesta Ar). Most Goreans calculate the year from vernal equinox to vernal equinox. Turians, however, calulate it from summer solstice to summer solstice, and the Wagon Peoples calculate it from Season of Snows to Season of Snows.

"There are twelve twenty-five day Gorean months, incidentally, in most of the calendars of the various cities. Each month, containing five five-day weeks is separated by a five-day period, called the Passage Hand, from every other month, there being one exception to this, which is that the last month of the year is separated from the first month of the year, which begins with the Vernal Equinox, not only by a Passage Hand, but by another five day period called the Waiting Hand...." Assassin of Gor, page 78

"...but on the Vernal Equinox, which marks the first day of the new year in most Gorean cities..." Assassin of Gor

"It was now the month of the vernal equinox on Gor, called En'Kara, or The First Kara. The full expression is En'Kara-Lar-Torvis, which means, rather literally, The First Turning of the Central Fire. Lar-Torvis is a Gorean expression for the sun. More commonly, though never in the context of time, the sun is referred to as Tor-Tu-Gor, or Light Upon the Home Stone. The month of the autumnal equinox is called fully Se'Kara-Lar-Torvis, but usually simply, Se'Kara, The Second Kara, or The Second Turning. As might be expected, there are related expressions for the months of the solstices, En'Var- Lar-Torvis and Se'Var-Lar-Torvis, or, again rather literally, the First Resting and the Second Resting of the Central Fire. These, however, like the other expressions, usually occur in speech only as En'Var and Se'Var, or The First Resting and The Second Resting." Outlaw of Gor, page 178

"Chronology, incidentally, is the despair of scholars on Gor, for each city keeps track of time by virtue of its own Administrator Lists...sometimes cities are willing to add, in their records, beside their own dating, the dating of Ar, which is Gor's greatest city...Time is reckoned "Contasta Ar", or from the "founding of Ar." Outlaw of Gor

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