Forgotten Realms Calendar Tool

The Calender Of Harptos

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

Seasonal Festivals

Every culture across Faerûn has its own special festivals
and holidays whose occurrence is governed
by the passage of the sun, the moon, or some other
event. Five annual festivals and one quadrennial festival
are observed in almost every civilized land:

Midwinter: Although this holiday is generally
known as Midwinter, it is often celebrated under
different names. For example, the High Festival of
Winter is a feast day used by nobles and monarchs to
mark or renew alliances. For commoners in northern
climes, Deadwinter Day is a somber day noted
mainly as the halfway point of winter, with hard
times still to come.

Greengrass: The start of spring is traditionally a
day of peace and rejoicing marked by the display of
flowers (even if they need to be grown in a hothouse
during the winter months) that are worn or given as
sacrifices to the gods who have brought life back to
the world.

Midsummer: The midpoint of summer is a time
of feasting and love, marked by dalliances, betrothals,
and (traditionally) good weather. Bad weather on this
night is seen as a sign of ill fortune to come.

Shieldmeet: This quadrennial festival follows
Midsummer night. It is traditionally a day of open
council between the ruled and their rulers, and the
renewal of pacts. In addition to theatrical entertainment,
many tournaments are held on Shieldmeet,
allowing the brave and the foolish to try to prove

Highharvestide: The autumn harvest is marked
by feasting and thanks. Many folk travel in the wake
of this festival before the worst of winter’s bite makes
the roads and waterways impassable.

The Feast of the Moon: This holiday celebrates
ancestors and the honored dead. During the festival,
ancestral tales are recounted, and the stories and
myths that bind cultures are taught anew.


Neverwinter Vadriel