The Assyrian calendar (Assyrian Neo-Aramaic : ܣܘܼܪܓܵܕ݂ܵܐ ܐܵܬ݂ܘܼܪܵܝܵܐsūrgāḏā ʾĀṯūrāyā) is a solar calendar used by modern Assyrian people. The year begins with the first sight of Spring.
4750 BC was set as its first year in the 1950s,based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian nationalist magazine Gilgamesh; the first came in 1952 and written by Nimrod Simono and dealt with the Akitu festival, then an article by Jean Alkhas in 1955 (April, issue 34) fixed the year 4750 BC as the starting point. Alkhas referenced his information to a French archaeologist, whom he did not name, as stating that a cuneiform tablet dating to 4750 BC mentioned the year of the calming of the great flood and beginning of life.
The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of July2020 AD, it is the 6770th year of the Assyrian calendar, and this calendar is used among many Assyrian communities. It begins 4,750 years before the Gregorian calendar; to calculate the current year (after April 1) in the Assyrian calendar, add 4750 to the current Georgian calendar year (4750 + 2020 = Assyrian year 6770).
The Assyrian month names are also used in the Arabic Gregorian solar calendar in the Levant and Mesopotamia (Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine).
|Season||Syriac||Transliteration||Levantine Arabic||Description||Blessed by||Days||Gregorian calendar|
|Month of Happiness||Enlil||31||April|
|Month of Love||Haya||31||May|
|Month of Building||Sin||31||June|
|Month of Harvesting||Tammuz||31||July|
|Month of Ripening of Fruits||Shamash||31||August|
|Month of Sprinkling of Seeds||Ishtar||31||September|
|Autumn||ܬܫܪܝܢ ܐ||Tešrīn Qḏīm||تِشْرِين ٱلْأَوَّل|
|Month of Giving||Anu||30||October|
|ܬܫܪܝܢ ܒ||Tešrīn [ʾ]Ḥrāy||تِشْرِين ٱلثَّانِي|
|Month of Awakening of Buried Seeds||Marduk||30||November|
|ܟܢܘܢ ܐ||Kānōn Qḏīm||كَانُون ٱلْأَوَّل|
|Month of Conceiving||Nergal||30||December|
|Winter||ܟܢܘܢ ܒ||Kānōn [ʾ]Ḥrāy||كَانُون ٱلثَّانِي|
|Month of Resting||Nasho||30||January|
|Month of Flooding||Raman||30||February|
|Month of Evil Spirits||Rokhaty||29||March|
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