- 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. As of April 1, 2007, it is the Assyrian year of 6757.
|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|
- Assyrian Calendar by Wilfred Alkhas