Calendar

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Pavala has had a diverse array of calendars, many of which remain in use to the present day.

Meta calendar

The 'Meta calendar is the primary calendar used on this wiki. No actual Pavalan society uses the Meta calendar, but it is used to more intuitively keep track of time due to every year in the Meta calendar being approximately one Earth year. Present-day Pavala is around 10,000 Y, and each biennium (corresponding to a single 'Y') is composed of two Pavala-years: the first is known as the 'former' annum and the second as the 'latter' anum. For example, the first day of 9,000 Y would be written as 1 former 9,000 Y, while the last day of 9,000 Y would be written as 168 latter 9,000 Y.

  • Bienniums are numbered beginning from 1.
    • Biennium 1 is approximately the start of agriculture.
  • There are 168 days in an annum, and two annums per biennium.
    • The two annums are numbered from 1 to 2
    • The 168 days are numbered from 1 to 168
    • Every 7 annums a leap day is added.
  • Dates are written BBBBB/A/DDD, or alternatively, DDD [former/latter] BB,BBB
    • The 67th day of the 2nd annum of 7732 would be written 7,732/1/66, or alternatively, 67 latter 7,732
      • The leading zeroes are optional
  • Day zero is the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere

Via the assumption that seasons begin at their equinoxes and solstices:

  • Northern Hemisphere:
    • Spring is from days 1-42
    • Summer is from days 43-84
    • Fall is from days 85-126
    • Winter is from days 127-168
  • Southern Hemisphere:
    • Fall is from days 1-42
    • Winter is from days 43-84
    • Spring is from days 85-126
    • Summer is from days 127-168

Pavalan calendars

The synodic period of Pavala's 3 major moons are approximately 5, 11, and 23 days respectively. The Htaevic calendar