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.
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.
|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||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
|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|