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This article is about the calendar introduced in the 1950s. See Old Assyrian calendar for the ancient calendar.

The modern Assyrian calendar was introduced in the 1950s, loosely based on the historical lunisolar Babylonian calendar. The year begins with the first sight of Spring. Its era was fixed at 4750 BC. This was inspired by an estimate of the date of the first temple at Ashur in the Middle Ubaid period, notably based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian magazine Gilgamesh, edited by the brothers Addi and Jean Alkhas and Nimrod Simono.[1] As of April 1, 2007, it is the Assyrian year of 6757.


Assyrian calendar
Season Month Transliteration Info Blessed by Days Gregorian calendar
Spring ܢܝܣܢ Nisan Month of Happiness Enlil 31 March/April
ܐܝܪ Yaar Month of Love Khaya 31 April/May
ܚܙܝܪܢ Khzeeran Month of Building Sin 31 May/June
Summer ܬܡܘܙ Tammuz Month of Harvesting Tammuz 31 June/July
ܐܒ Tdabbakh (Ab) Month of Ripening of Fruits Shamash 31 July/August
ܐܝܠܘܠ Elool Month of sprinkling of seeds Ishtar 30 August/September
Autumn ܬܫܪܝܢ ܐ Tishrin I Month of giving Anu 30 September/October
ܬܫܪܝܢ ܒ Tishrin II Month of awakening of buried seeds Marduk 30 October/November
ܟܢܘܢ ܐ Kanoon I (Chisleu) Month of conceiving Nergal 30 November/December
Winter ܟܢܘܢ ܒ Kanoon II (Tebet) Month of resting Nasho 30 December/January
ܫܒܛ Shwat (Sebat) Month of flooding Raman 30 January/February
ܐܕܪ Adaar Month of evil spirits Rokhaty 29 February/March

The intercalary month, added when the new moon following Adaar predates vernal equinox, is called Ve-Adad.

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  1. Assyrian Calendar by Wilfred Alkhas