Calendar and Holidays (Dominaria Supplement)

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Table of Calendars[edit]

Gregorian CalendarSidereal CalendarPantheonic CalendarImperial Calendar
JanuaryCyndor's Gift
FebruaryWinter's DepthTelcur's Triumph
MarchSpring EquinoxPelor's Dawn
AprilRainfallIsen's Sorrow
JuneSummer SolsticeObad-Hai's BlessingJohn's Conquest
JulyZenithMoradin's ForgeNurim's Triumph
SeptemberAutumn Equinox
OctoberEmberleafCartaan's Fall
DecemberWinter SolsticeBoccob's Wisdom

Sidereal Calendar[edit]

A common 336 day calendar that works off the known phases of the sun and the recognized patterns of weather in the Westlands. Each month has 4 7-day weeks. Days are reffered to as being "after" the major months or "of" the minor months. So the 17th would be, "The 17th day after the Summer Solstice", or, "The 17th day of Fireswane".

  • Winter's Depth
  • X

  • Spring Equinox
  • X

  • Spring's Rains
  • X

  • Summer Solstice
  • X

  • Sun's Height
  • X

  • Autumn Equinox
  • This month starts on the Autumn Equinox. Days are spoken, "The 7th Day after the Autumn Equinox."

    Holidays: The Harvest Moon and High Harvest Feast or Harvest Festival are held during the first week of this month

  • Emberleaf
  • By Emberleaf, all changing trees have changed, and autumn is in full swing as leaves fall and the snows near. Days are spoken, "The 7th of Emberleaf."

  • Whitefall
  • So named because the first snows in the central Westlands fall on or around the 1st of this month. Many local customs though, dictate that this month only starts after the first snow. Ember Leaf may end up with more than 28 days because of this, but it is common enough than on all but legal documents in large cities it works. Days are spoken, "The 7th of Whitefall."

  • Winter Solstice
  • This month starts on the Winter Solstice and extends into the coldest days of the Westlands. Days are spoken, "The 7th Day after the Winter Solstice."

Pantheonic Calendar[edit]

A Calendar with months named and ordered according to the lore of the western Pantheon. Some variations exist in the Southern Isles but each month is named for a God. Dates are said as being "of" a certain month. For example, "The aforementioned decree given by his enlightened servant on this the 17th day of Cyndar's Gift in the 63rd year of the Fourth Age." Less melodramatic people might say, "The 13th of Pelor's Dawn."

  • Cyndar's Gift
  • Twas he who devised the cogs for the Gods, and he who keeps their gears turning. The Great Continuum sustains, destroys, and enriches the multiverse. It is in this paradox that we discover Cyndar's great wisdom for us and his terrible curse on us. Time is Cyndar's Gift: time we can measure and keep, but time we must race against and hate. From whence he first turned his great machine, then we were doomed to toil ever onward - given our greatest gift and closest enemy.

    Targus the Choronomancer, Visions of Cyndar 2:6-10

    This month is named for Cyndar, the God of Time whom the month honors for giving mortals his gift.

  • Telcur's Triumph
  • Many are the Lords of Frost: the Winters' Lords. But among all the Vylar, Telcur was King. In the waning days of the War before time Telcur, who brooded in the high places, struck. He took revenge for his failure at Kyronae and smote open the Firmament. Into it he poured the power of Ashgrath and Lordacai, slaying his brothers! But he forever laid the curse of Ice on Dominaria, infecting the ley with that paraelement and binding us forever to Winter.

    Atrolina of Nurimsford, The Prothean Saga Book III - The Gods' War 15:1-4 (Apocryphal)

  • Pelor's Dawn
  • Who is like You among the gods, O Pelor? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders, and giving Light? I will give thanks to You, O Pelor, among all Gods! For great is your might, and greatly to be praised; You who gives us LIGHT!

    Arch-Heirophant Lund of Cartaan, Canticles of Pelor Book XVII - Song of Light 77:3-4

  • Obad-Hai's Blessing
  • He gives much, and asks little; but beware the wrath of the Patient One.

    Taken from a Way Stone on the Corinian Highway through Amacidia. (Matching text also appears at Jahari's Cataracts and near the Nefriti Caldera, similar Druidic authorship suspected.)

  • Moradin's Forge
  • Hard be the task, and hot be the fire! Strong be the arm, eyes bright with desire!

    The 4th Forgebook of Moradin, Tablet 4(b)

  • Boccob's Blessing
  • Mercy, kindness, or sheer malice gave us the beginning of time. Perhaps it was chance or the whim of a God. But once Cyndar turned the first cog time was, paradoxically, meant to be. Twas Boccob that devised the cycle though; he who saw the working of greymare and pierced the vale of the etherium. What Cyndar took leave to begin, Boccob wisely gave an end.

    Fernand Valente of Ostria, On Time and Magic - A Wizard's Primer: Chapter 1, Page 16

Imperial Calendar[edit]

Another common calendar in the West, with months aligned to well-known events in the history of the Imperium. Isen's Sorrow and Nurim's Triumph are the two most recent events that are now months, both so soon that many still use the old names actually. All the other months are from the 1st or 2nd Imperium. The events that the months are named for are often celebrated as holidays or days of mourning. As with the other calendars, days are usually noted as being "of" a certain month.

  • Isen's Sorrow
  • The Battle on the Plains of Isen is this month's namesake. The bloodiest battle in more than 400 years is remembered with heartache or at least reverence by all. It was big enough and the casualties and reverberations big enough that even in the unconnected (digitally) world of Dominaria, near every town and village felt the pain. And if they didn't from the losses at the battle, they felt what came after. On the 1st Sunday of the month, people observe a Memorial Day for the Battle of the Isen Plains and wear black, coaling their skin.

  • John's Conquest
  • This month is the oldest of the Imperial Calendar and celebrates both the Treaty of Appalonia which essentially formed the First Imperium, and the death of King John I of Illyria. The Treaty is celebrated on the last Friday of the month; red is worn if possible and no fighting is done (this is actually generally respected within "Imperial" lands, even if the Imperium doesn't currently exist).

  • Nurim's Triumph
  • This new month name celebrates an event of the Dragon's War. It is the third month to celebrate the death of the Wandering One. On the 15th day of the month, people wear white and celebrate Traveler's Day. Effigies of the Wandering One are often made and burned as well.

  • Cartaan's Fall
  • This month is named for the fall of the first Great City during the Flood Wars of old.

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