The Safeholdian Calendar was created by the administrators of Operation Ark to fit the natural cycles of the planet Safehold into a system useful to humans.

Calendar units Edit

Years Edit

The Safeholdian year was 301.32 local days in length. It was divided into ten months:

  1. February
  2. March
  3. April
  4. May
  5. June
  6. July
  7. August
  8. September
  9. October
  10. November

Every third year was a leap year, where an extra day way inserted into the middle of February to compensate for the .32 day shift. This day was called "Langhorne's Memorial." (OAR)

Months Edit

Each month was divided into six "five-days," the Safeholdian equivalent of a week, and was thus 30 days long.[1] An extra day, called "God's Day," was inserted into the middle of July, but not numbered along with the others. (BHD)

Five-days Edit

Each five-day was five days long (hence the name):

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Thursday
  5. Friday

Due to the regularity of the Safeholdian calendar, the first day of the month was always a Monday, and the last was always a Friday. (OAR)

Days Edit

The Safeholdian day was 26 standard hours and 31 standard minutes long. The 31 extra minutes were put at the time before midnight, and called "Langhorne's Watch." (OAR)

Equinox & SolsticeEdit

The Safeholdian equinoxes occur on April 23 and September 22, and the solstices fall on July 7 and February 8. (BHD)

References Edit

  1. Note: The number of five-days in a month is wrongly as ten in the first two books.