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There are 12 months in a year. They are:

  1. Morning Star
  2. Sun's Dawn
  3. First Seed
  4. Rain's Hand
  5. Second Seed
  6. Mid Year
  7. Sun's Height
  8. Last Seed
  9. Heartfire
  10. Frostfall
  11. Sun's Dusk
  12. Evening Star


There are 7 days in a week. They are as follows:

  1. Morndas
  2. Tirdas
  3. Middas
  4. Turdas
  5. Fredas
  6. Loredas
  7. Sundas


There are a number of different holidays that are celebrated throughout Tamriel during these months. In the first two Elder Scrolls games, several of these holidays would result in different benefits being offered on these days. [1][2]Many of these are also listed by Theth-i in the book, Holidays of the Iliac Bay [3]

Morning StarEdit

Morning Star is the first of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Winter month (by our definition). It is homologous to January. (July in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Morning Star:Edit

  1. 1st of Morning Star: New Life Festival celebrated in Tamriel.
  2. 2nd of Morning Star: Scour Day celebrated in many High Rock cities. [2]
  3. 12th of Morning Star: Ovank'a is celebrated in the Alik'r Desert. It is a holiday to Stendarr. [2]
  4. 14th of Morning Star: South Wind's Prayer celebrated in Tamriel [4]
  5. 16th of Morning Star: Day of Lights celebrated in Hammerfell. It is a prayer for good farming and fishing for the upcoming year. [2]
  6. 18th of Morning Star: Waking Day (Breton Holiday) held, particularly amongst the peoples of the Yeorth Burrowland. [3]It is considered one of the oldest holidays of the Bretons. [3]

Sun's DawnEdit

Sun's Dawn is the second of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Winter month (by our definition). It is homologous to February. (August in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Sun's Dawn:Edit

  1. 2nd of Sun's Dawn: Mad Pelagius Day is celebrated. (Breton Holiday). It is often boasted that it was his time in High Rock that drove him mad. [3]
  2. 5th of Sun's Dawn: Othroktide (Breton Holiday), celebrated to honor the first Baron of Dwynnen. [3]
  3. 8th of Sun's Dawn: Day of Release celebrated in Glenumbria Moors to signify the victory of Aiden Direnni over the Alessian Order in a battle here. [2]
  4. 16th of Sun's Dawn: Heart's Day is celebrated throughout Tamriel. (Note: Strong similarities to Valentine's Day) [5]
  5. 27th of Sun's Dawn: Perseverance Day celebrated in Ykalon, to celebrate the death of those who fought against the Camoran Usurper. [2]
  6. 28th of Sun's Dawn: Aduros Nau celebrated in Hammerfell. [3]

First SeedEdit

First Seed is the third of the 12 months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Spring month (by our definition). It is homologous to March. (September in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during First Seed:Edit

  1. 7th of First Seed: First Planting celebrated across Tamriel: A time to set aside past differences and to begin anew.
  2. 9th of First Seed: Day of Waiting celebrated in several towns and cities in the Dragontail Mountains. [2]
  3. 21st of First Seed: Hogithum is celebrated by the Dunmer priests, who call upon Azura for guidance and support. [6]
  4. 25th of First Seed: Flower Day (Breton Holiday) is celebrated in some of the smaller villages in the High Rock region. [3]
  5. 26th of First Seed: Festival of Blades held in the Alik'r Desert. [2]

Rain's HandEdit

Rain's Hand is the fourth of the 12 months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Spring month (by our definition). It is homologous to April. (October in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Rain's Hand:Edit

  1. 1st of Rain's Hand: Gardtide (Breton holiday) celebrated in Tamarilyn Point. It is considered to be very similar to Flower Day. [3]
  2. 13th of Rain's Hand: Day of the Dead (Breton Holiday) celebrated in Daggerfall. [3]
  3. 20th of Rain's Hand: Day of Shame celebrated in Hammerfell.
  4. 28th of Rain's Hand: Jester's Day festival held all over Tamriel.

Second SeedEdit

Second Seed is the fifth of the 12 months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Spring month (by our definition). It is homologous to May. (November in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Second Seed:Edit

  1. 1st of Second Seed: Rite of Vigyld practiced by the Psijic Order [7]
  2. 7th of Second Seed: Second Planting is celebrated.
  3. 9th of Second Seed: Maruk's Day (Breton Holiday) is held, celebrating the life of First Era prophet Marukh.[3]
  4. 20th of Second Seed: Fire Festival is held in the Northmoor region. [2]
  5. 30th of Second Seed: Fishing Day (Breton Holiday), where those in the Iliac Bay region who survive on Fishing for a living celebrate. [2]

Mid YearEdit

Mid Year is the sixth of the 12 months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Summer month (by our definition). It is homologous to June. (December in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Mid Year:Edit

  1. 1st of Mid Year: Drigh R'Zimb (Traditional Redguard holiday worshipping the Sun). [3]
  2. 16th of Mid Year: Mid Year Celebration is held.
  3. 23rd of Mid Year: Dancing Day is celebrated in Daggerfall. [2]
  4. 24th of Mid Year: Tibedetha (Breton Holiday) - translates as "Tiber's Day". Celebrated in honor of Alcaire's most famous son, Tiber Septim. [3]

Sun's HeightEdit

Sun's Height is the seventh of the 12 months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Summer month (by our definition). It is homologous to July. (January in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Sun's Height:Edit

  1. 10th of Sun's Height: Merchants' Festival is held, every shop owner except the Mages Guild traditionally lowers their prices by at least half.
  2. 12th of Sun's Height: Divad Etep't festival held in Antiphyllos, to celebrate the deeds of Divad. [2]
  3. 20th of Sun's Height: Sun's Rest festival held.
  4. 29th of Sun's Height: Fiery Night festival is held in the Alik'r Desert [3]

Last SeedEdit

Last Seed is the eighth of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Summer month. (by our definition). It is homologous to August. (February in the Southern Hemisphere.) In the 17th of Last Seed, 4E 201, Helgen was attacked by the dragon Alduin. In the 27th of Last Seed, 3E 433, Uriel Septim VII was assassinated by the Mythic Dawn.

Annual Events during Last Seed:Edit

  1. 2nd of Last Seed: Day of Maiden Katrica celebrated in Ayasofya, to show their appreciation of a warrior that saved them. [2]
  2. 11th of Last Seed: Koomu Alezer'i (Redguard Festival). In Sentinel, this is now considered to be a harvest thanksgiving. [3]
  3. 14th of Last Seed: Feast of the Tiger held in the Bantha region. (Redguard holiday). [3]
  4. 21st of Last Seed: Appreciation Day, a holiday devoted to Mara held in Anticlere.
  5. 27th of Last Seed: Harvest's End holiday is held.

HeartfireEdit

Heartfire is the ninth of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Fall (Autumn) month (by our definition). It is homologous to September. (March in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Heartfire:Edit

  1. 1st of Heartfire: The Rites of Moawita practiced by the Psijic Order. [8]
  2. 3rd of Heartfire: Tales and Tallows - A celebration of Necromancy. Many citizens fear this day, and avoid the streets [1]
  3. 3rd of Hearthfire: Nocturnal's holy day. [6]
  4. 6th of Heartfire: Khurat is celebrated in the Wrothgarian Mountains
  5. 12th of Heartfire: Riglametha held in Lainlyn.
  6. 14th of Heartfire: The Burning of King Olaf is celebrated in Solitude in Skyrim
  7. 19th of Heartfire: Children's Day celebrated in Betony.

FrostfallEdit

Frostfall is the tenth of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Fall (Autumn) month (by our definition). It is homologous to October. (April in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Frostfall:Edit

  1. 5th of Frostfall: Dirij Tereur celebrated in the Alik'r Desert. [9]
  2. 13th of Frostfall: Witches' Festival celebrated in Tamriel. It is the day when the forces of Sorcery and Religion clash.
  3. 23rd of Frostfall: Broken Diamonds celebrated in Tamriel. The day on which, in 3E 121 when Kintyra II was killed in Glenpoint (Referenced in Daggerfall).
  4. 30th of Frostfall: Emperor's Birthday celebrated

Sun's DuskEdit

Sun's Dusk is the eleventh of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Fall (Autumn) month (by our definition). It is homologous to November. (May in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Sun's Dusk:Edit

  1. 2nd of Sun's Dusk: The Gauntlet. Boethiah's summoning day.[6]
  2. 3rd of Sun's Dusk: Serpent's Dance (Redguard Holiday) celebrated in Satakalaam. [3]
  3. 8th of Sun's Dusk: Moon Festival (Breton Holiday), celebrated on this day in Glenumbria Moors, celebrating the "ancient goddess of the moons, Secunda". [3]
  4. 18th of Sun's Dusk: Hel Anseilak (Redguard Holiday). The most serious of holidays for the Pothago people.
  5. 20th of Sun's Dusk: Warriors Festival: Throughout Tamriel, Armorers and Blacksmiths sell their products at half price.

Evening StarEdit

Evening Star is the final month of the 12 Months in the Elder Scrolls universe. It is considered to be a Winter month (by our definition). It is homologous to December. (June in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Annual Events during Evening Star:Edit

  1. 15th of Evening Star: North Wind's Prayer is celebrated.
  2. 18th of Evening Star: Baranth Do is celebrated (Redguard festival). It is a celebration of the new year. [3]
  3. 20th of Evening Star: The Invocation of Molag Bal.[6]
  4. 24th of Evening Star: Chil'a is celebrated. (Redguard festival). It is a celebration of the new year. [3]
  5. 25th of Evening Star: New Life Festival is celebrated. The New Life Festival comes a few days early in Wayrest. Originally a holiday for a long forgotten god of debauchery, it has become a time of gift giving, parties, and parading.[OOG 1].
  6. 31st of Evening Star: Old Life Festival is celebrated.

References:Edit

Note: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. "Calender of Tamriel" in Imperial Iibrary

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