Golarian Calendar

The world moves normally – sixty seconds form a minute, with sixty minutes making up an hour. Twenty-four hours form a day, and seven days create a week. There are fifty-two weeks in a year, and each year is made up of twelve, thirty-day months. Civilization conforms to the dating conventions of Absalom, a massive independent city-state whose history spans dozens of human empires. Absalom’s expansive influence ensures that the city’s calendar has achieved great popularity throughout the world, though many independent nations maintain their own systems.

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, contacts/pacts signed, oaths sworn
  • Fireday: Work
  • Starday: Work
  • Sunday: Rest, religion

Each year begins shortly after the solstice. A year is made up of twelve months, which directly corresponds to a specific deity. The people of Golarion see the gods reflected in the changing of the seasons, and their names for the months reflect this (Gozran, for instance, is a time of new life, while Kuthona is viewed as the death of the year). Holidays are generally tied to the patron deity.

  • Abadius (Abadar)
  • Calistril (Calistria)
  • Pharast (Pharasma)
  • Gozran (Gozreh)
  • Desnus (Desna)
  • Sarenith (Sarenrae)
  • Erastus (Erastil)
  • Arodus (Asmodeus)
  • Rova (Rovagug)
  • Lamashan (Lamashtu)
  • Neth (Nethys)
  • Kuthona (Zon-Kuthon)

The current year is 4712 AR (Absalom Reckoning).

Golarian Calendar

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