The Price of Progress
The year is 401 AF (after the fall of the wall of the dead) or 1467 since the reign of Morred.
The solar year on Ea is broken up into 13 months of 28 days each (4 7day weeks). which provides 364 days per year.
The months are as follows
Major holidays include:
*Sun Return/Winter Carol – the first day of the year after the longest night. This year it occurs on the 1st of the year, because the longest night was in last years Twil.
*Festival of Lambs – the first full moon of spring, This year is Sein 3rd.
*Night of Tides – first full moon in Eatide, generally celebrated by fishermen. Eatide 5th.
*Spring Equinox – Umber 7.
*Long Dance – Midyear 14 and 15. The longest day of the year, and the day after. Most widely celebrated festival due to the good weather, and early harvest foods.
*Moonsnight – “brightest full moon” – the closest full moon to the long dance. Midyear 13
*Fallows – The waning moon after the long dance. Usually considered a period of superstition and bad luck. this year, Midyear 16-27 – the longest fallows possible.
*Fall equinox – Koss 22nd
*Harvest festival – Harvestide 8-14. Food food and more food.
*Darknight – the longest night of the year.