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The Assyrian calendar is a solar calendar which begins in the year 4750 BC, begun by the internal date of the foundation of Assur. [ clarification needed ] The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of April 2018 AD, it is the 6768th year of the Assyrian calendar, and this calendar is used among many Assyrian communities.The year begins with the first sight of Spring.
It begins 4,750 years before the Gregorian calendar. For example, it is set out like this: 2018+4750 = Assyrian year 6768.
The Assyrian month names are also used in the Arabic Gregorian solar calendar in the Levant and Mesopotamia (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria).
|Season||Month||Transliteration||Info||Blessed by||Days||Gregorian calendar|
|Spring||ܢܝܣܢ||Nisan||Month of Happiness||Enlil||31||April|
|ܐܝܪ||Iyar||Month of Love||Khaya||31||May|
|ܚܙܝܪܢ||Hzirin||Month of Building||Sin||31||June|
|Summer||ܬܡܘܙ||Tammuz||Month of Harvesting||Tammuz||31||July|
|ܐܒ/ܛܒܚ||Ab / Tibbakh||Month of Ripening of Fruits||Shamash||31||August|
|ܐܝܠܘܠ||Ilool||Month of Sprinkling of Seeds||Ishtar||31||September|
|Autumn||ܬܫܪܝܢ ܐ||Tishrin I||Month of Giving||Anu||30||October|
|ܬܫܪܝܢ ܒ||Tishrin II||Month of Awakening of Buried Seeds||Marduk||30||November|
|ܟܢܘܢ ܐ||Kanoon I (Chisleu)||Month of Conceiving||Nergal||30||December|
|Winter||ܟܢܘܢ ܒ||Kanoon II (Tebet)||Month of Resting||Nasho||30||January|
|ܫܒܛ||Shebat||Month of Flooding||Raman||30||February|
|ܐܕܪ||Adaar||Month of Evil Spirits||Rokhaty||29||March|
The intercalary month, added when the new moon following Adaar predates vernal equinox, is called Ve-Adad.