For the majority of Elemontia there are twelve months in the calendar, based upon the 36-day orbit of Aeln, the primary moon. As the planet Seolthus orbits its sun approximately every 437 days, the five remaining days were added to the year near the solstices, two days tacked onto the winter solstice as the Midwinter days and the remaining three surrounding the summer solstice as the Midsummer celebration.
The calendar year officially starts on the Spring Equinox, which falls on the first of Truetide. The months are: Truetide, Dayfest, Growthtide, Sunfest, (Midsummer), Summerfest, Starfest, Harvesttide, Moonfest, Eventide, Frosttide, (Midwinter), Winterfest and Snowfest.
There is another calendar based upon the nineteen-day cycle of the secondary moon, Driant, with each of the Palkara holding “Court” during its passes. These months are are simply referred to by the god who is its patron; hence, the first is known as “Naeloth’s Court,” or “The Court of Naeloth.” This makes for a 19-month year that is 361 days long, and the discrepancy between the two monthly-based calendars was never addressed.
As it is perceived to be one of the planets, the tertiary moon, Talas, does not have its own acknowledged calendar in Elemontia, though it is said that the court astrologers of Huang Tso consider it in their celestial calculations.
Each month is based on a six-day week with six weeks to a month. The cycle of the days of the week are:
Deosday, Komsday, Netsday, Rethsday, Neilsday, Vantsday
Each of the Alkar receive weeks and days that they are the patrons of; these are based upon the Alkar’s importance during that month as determined by the Holy Church’s astrologers. Traditionally, the day of the Alkar on the week of that Alkar is that Alkar’s Low Holiday. For instance, Starfest 13 happens to be the Low Holiday for Deotha, Alkar of Death, for Her importance following the summer solstice places Her in the third week of the month. Additionally, the periods of Midsummer and Midwinter are considered the High and Low Holidays of the entirety the Palkara, respectively.