130 DR

940 DR

1035 DR

5 Mirtul 1035 DR

1495 DR




3 Alturiak 1495 DR

5 Alturiak 1495 DR

6 Alturiak 1495 DR

13 Alturiak 1495 DR

28 Alturiak 1495 DR

29 Alturiak 1495 DR

  • The adventurers of Phandalin leave Falcon's hunting lodge in search of their companions that they were separated from during an encounter with a group of orcs. The party eventually located their companions and saved them from the clutches of a voracious giant.


2 Ches 1495 DR

3 Ches 1495 DR

12 Ches 1495 DR

  • The adventurers of Phandalin escort Don-Jon Raskin to the Mountain's Toe Gold Mine where they encounter and strike a deal with a group of wererat squatters.

13 Ches 1495 DR

15 Ches 1495 DR

27 Ches 1495 DR


17 Tarsakh 1495 DR

20 Tarsakh 1495 DR

21 Tarsakh 1495 DR

23 Tarsakh 1495 DR



1 Mirtul 1495 DR

2 Mirtul 1495 DR

12 Mirtul 1495 DR

  • The adventurers of Waterdeep strike up a deal with a noble to recover a treasure from a mythical place in Waterdeep.

17 Mirtul 1495 DR

  • The adventurers of Waterdeep attend an evening of wonder and spectacle before they get drawn into a plot to uncover the motives of a group of travelling performers.

22 Mirtul 1495 DR

23 Mirtul 1495 DR

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25 Mirtul 1495 DR


5 Kythorn 1495 DR

7 Kythorn 1495 DR

10 Kythorn 1495 DR

11 Kythorn 1495 DR

15 Kythorn 1495 DR

20 Kythorn 1495 DR

21 Kythorn 1495 DR


3 Flamerule 1495 DR

5 Flamerule 1495 DR

7 Flamerule 1495 DR







The Feast of the Moon


Calendar of Harptos

Calendar of Harptos
The Calendar of Harptos is the calendar used across most of Faerûn. Although a number of means exist for marking the days and the passage of time during a year, nearly all folk in Faerûn have adopted its use.

A year on Toril consists of 365 days. In the Calendar of Harptos, the year is divided into twelve months of thirty days. A month is made up of three tendays, also known as rides. Five annual holidays, falling between the months, complete the 365-day calendar. Once every four years, the Calendar of Harptos includes Shieldmeet as a “leap day” following Midsummer.

Individual days of a tenday have no special names. Instead, they are denoted by counting from the beginning of the period (“first day,” “second day,” and so on). Days of the month are designated by a number and the month name. For example, sages would record an event as occurring on “1 Mirtul” or “27 Uktar.”


Dalereckoning (DR) is a year numbering system in Forgotten Realms. It is taken from the Year of Sunrise, when the Standing Stone was raised by the elves of Cormanthor and the human Dalesfolk.

In some texts, primarily those which do not have direct ties to Dales history, Dalereckoning is called Freeman's Reckoning (FR). 

Special Calendar Days

Month Name Common Name
1 Hammer Deepwinter
 Annual Holiday: Midwinter
2 Alturiak The Claw of Winter
3 Ches The Claw of Sunsets
4 Tarsahk The Claw of Storms
 Annual Holiday: Greengrass
5 Mirtul The Melting
6 Kythorn The Time of Flowers
7 Flamerule Summertide
 Annual Holiday: Midsummer
Quadrennial Holiday: Shieldmeet
8 Eleasis Highsun
9 Elient The Fading
 Annual Holiday: Highharvestide
10 Marpenoth Leaffall
11 Uktar The Rotting
 Annual Holiday: The Feast of the Moon
12 Nightal The Drawing Down

The Calendar of Harptos specifies five annual festivals keyed to the changing of the seasons and one quadrennial festival that are observed in almost every land.


The first festival day of the year is known generally as Midwinter. Nobles and rulers of the Hearlands look to the High Festival of Winter as a day to commemorate or renew alliances. Commoners in the North and other, colder climes celebrate Deadwinter Day as a marking of the midpoint of the cold season, with hard times still ahead, but some of the worst days now past.


The traditional beginning of spring, Greengrass is celebrated by the display of freshly cut flowers (grown in special hothouses wherever the climate doesn’t permit flowers so early) that are given as gifts to the gods or spread among the fields in hopes of a bountiful and speedy growing season.


The midpoint of summer is a day of feasting, carousing, betrothals, and basking in the pleasant weather. Storms on Midsummer night are seen as bad omens and signs of ill fortune, and sometimes interpreted as divine disapproval of the romances or marriages sparked by the day’s events.


The great holiday of the Calendar of Harptos, Shieldmeet occurs once every four years immediately after Midsummer. It is a day for plain speaking and open council between rulers and their subjects, for the renewal of pacts and contracts, and for treaty making between peoples. Many tournaments and contests of skill are held on Shieldmeet, and most faiths mark the holiday by emphasizing one of their key tenets.


A day of feasting and thanks, Highharvestide marks the fall harvest. Most humans give thanks to Chauntea on this day for a plentiful bounty before winter approaches. Many who make their living by traveling road or sea set out immediately following the holiday, before winter comes on in full force and blocks mountain passes and harbors.

Feast of the Moon

As nights lengthen and winter winds begin to approach, the Feast of the Moon is the time when people celebrate their ancestors and their honored dead. During festivals on this day, people gather to share stories and legends, offer prayers for the fallen, and prepare for the coming cold.

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