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Elven Wheel of the Year by SMiki55

The elven calendar divides the year into eight parts, collectively called savaeds; most of them share the name with the holiday that starts them.

The elven New Year is celebrated on Samhain.

Holidays Edit

The Elven calendar is divided up by 8 points: 4 holidays during a new moon, 2 solstices, and 2 equinoxes.

Conversion Tables Edit

  • These conversion tables are based on the assumption that a year in the Witcher world is 365/366 days long and that the astrological and mythological phenomena happen at about the same time of the year as in the northern hemisphere of our own world.
    • One should note that the Witcher universe has slightly smaller years as the beginning of each month is marked by a new moon, making each month roughly 28-30 days long, rather than 30-31 like the Gregorian calendar.
  • As is common with calendars, astrological and mythological holidays have been moved to a fixed date.

Elven to Gregorian Edit

Original Info Converted Duration
Samhain (Saovine) Holiday 31 October 1 day
Samhain (Saovine) 1st Savaed 01 November – 20 December 50 days
Yule/Midwinter (Midinvaerne) Holiday 21 December 1 day
Yule 2nd Savaed 21 December – 01 February 43 days
Imbolc (Imbaelk) Holiday 02 February 1 day
Imbolc 3rd Savaed 02 February – 20 March 47 days
Birke Holiday 21 March 1 day
Birke 4th Savaed 21 March – 30 April 41 days
Beltane (Belleteyn) Holiday 01 May 1 day
Blathe 5th Savaed 01 May – 20 June 51 days
Midsummer (Midaëte) Holiday 21 June 1 day
Feainn 6th Savaed 21 June – 31 July 41 days
Lughnasadh (Lammas) Holiday 01 August 1 day
Lughnasadh (Lammas) 7th Savaed 01 August – 23 September[1] 53 days
Velen Holiday 23 September 1 day
Velen 8th Savaed 23 September – 31 October 39 days
Leap Day 29 February 1 day

Gregorian to Elven Edit

Original Info Converted Duration
New Year Holiday 12 Yule 1 day
January 1st Month 12 Yule – 42 Yule 31 days
February 2nd Month 43 Yule – 27 Imbolc 28 days
March 3rd Month 28 Imbolc – 11 Birke 31 days
April 4th Month 12 Birke – 41 Birke 30 days
May 5th Month 01 Blathe – 31 Blathe 31 days
June 6th Month 32 Blathe – 10 Feainn 30 days
July 7th Month 11 Feainn – 41 Feainn 31 days
August 8th Month 01 Lammas – 31 Lammas 31 days
September 9th Month 32 Lammas – 08 Velen 30 days
October 10th Month 09 Velen – 39 Velen 31 days
November 11th Month 01 Saovine – 30 Saovine 30 days
December 12th Month 31 Saovine – 11 Yule 31 days
Leap Day 28 Yule 1 day
February Leap Year, 2nd Month 43 Yule – 28 Imbolc 29 days
March Leap Year, 3rd Month 29 Imbolc – 11 Birke 31 days

References Edit

  1. pg 22 The Tower of the Swallow