Gods and Empires
The Faeregoth calendar consists of a perpetual 364-day year of 13 identical months of 28 days each. Every five years, with certain exceptions, a “leap week” is added after the last month in order to bring the year into alignment with the solar cycle.
The days are named for the Moon, Water, Wind, Earth Fire, Gods and Sun.
The months are named for the seasons: First Melt, Thaw, Groundbreak, Planting, Flowering, Summertide, High Sun, Summerfade, Harvest, Festival, Leaf-fall, Frost and Deepwinter.
Each month begins on a Moon’s Day, ends on a Sun’s Day and would be displayed in the following way:
Leap week rule
Years whose number is divisible by five have a leap week, except that years divisible by 40 have a leap week only if they were divisible by 400 as well.
The leap week is regarded, almost universally, as a holy week or as a week of celebration.
A lunar cycle is exactly 28 days, and so the phase of the moon can be correlated with the start of the week. The cycle changes every five years with the introduction of the leap week, repeating itself every twenty years. For example, in the First Year of the Common Reckoning, the first day of the month began with a full moon. In the Sixth Year CR, the week began on a waning moon. In the Eleventh Year CR, the week began on a new moon, In the Sixteenth Year CR, the week began on a waxing moon. In the Twenty-First Year CR, the week once again began on a full moon.
In the current year, 1470 CR, the week begins on a waning moon. This will change with the addition of the leap week, and next year the week will begin on a new moon.