Echoes of Heaven
Going back to the days of the Empire, most of the known world operates on a common calendar. Elven astronomers reconciled millennia ago that the world revolves around the sun in a journey taking a tiny fraction over 343 days. For as long as history records, this time has been broken into 12 equal months of 28 days each with an additional 7 days left at the end of the year. Each of these months is broken up further into 4 equal weeks of 7 days each.
The names of these months and days have been fairly consistent since the early days of the Empire. While non-human races may have at one point used different names, the world-spanning nature of the Empire brought unity to the nomenclature. The months and days are called:
Days of the Week (task):
Earthday (Worship – Druids)
Godsday (Worship – Clerics)
Months of the Year
Faladrel (named after the elven first queen of the Almian Protector State)
Analin (named after the human first king of the Almian Protector State)
Festival (Also called Festival of the Hearth by humans and halflings, Festival of Rebirth by elves, and Festival of the Forge by dwarves and gnomes)
The first seven days (or last seven days, depending on who you’re talking to) of each year are Festival – a time of peace, celebration, and reflection to all the mortal heavenly races. While shop keepers and others continue to work (and sell their wares to Festival-goers), most people take the time off if they can. During these seven days, feasts and celebrations are held, sponsored by wealthy merchants, nobility or The Church. While some might view this charity as a waste, most know that their generosity is remembered the rest of the year.