Calendar in Meryndan is a recent discovery and one used primarily by humans. Despite the fact that Carosi have been properly utilizing calendar since the proper formation of the conclave and monarchy, Merynmen (having often been plagued by war and other disasters) had been unable decide upon a formal form of recording date and time. While the system is viewed as barbaric by the Caros standards, Merynmen (particularly humans) often see no issue with their concept of calendar.
The year is separated into two portions, Everwinter and Eversummer. The portions in between these two portions are called the "Ends", serving as the transitional period in between the two. Despite this, there are four formal months of every year. Every month has exactly 91 days. There are 13 weeks within every month, and 7 days in every week. Each day is formatted by numbers. For example, a man is born in Winterends. The week of his birth is the 4th week out of the 13 weeks in every month. He was born on the third day of the week. His day of birth would be formatted as: 'Winterends, Fourth Week on the Second Day'.
Seasons / Months
- Everwinter (Winter)
- Winterends (Spring)
- Eversummer (Summer)
- Summerends (Autumn)
The Harrowing (Human Holiday)
The Harrowing is Drakonia's (The Human Kingdom) version of Halloween. Children and teenagers dress as their worst fears, mocking them to shame them back to their specific realm. The children approach houses and apartments and ring the bell placed for the night to alarm the homeowners. They announce the phrase "trick or treat" and demand food or money from the resident. Sugary treats such as honey sticks, little chocolates, and creamberry cookies are often given in exchange. Many adults throw extravagant parties with loud music and alcoholic drinks aplenty upon the children going to bed. It takes place around the 8th week of Summerends.
Everwinter's Blessing (Human/Elf Holiday)
Everwinter's Blessing is the human and elven version of Christmas. Blue, silver, and gold bows decorate towns awaiting the beginning of the winter solstice. Pine trees are placed in the corner of homes and decorated with homemade trinkets representing moments of cheer during the year. Those who participate are told to not light their lanterns and to not to leave their homes so that the first snow may flutter undisturbed. Many families spend the night sipping warm drinks in the quiet, enjoying the first fall of snow. The Solstice Celebration, a festival celebrating a change in season takes place the day following day traditionally includes feasts, community fairs with games and revelry, and the exchange of gifts. This is also an important holiday for couples, as lovers often marry the day of the festival.