Calendar

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The calendar command shows you what day it is on Discworld, and can also show you when a particular Discworld date is. Used with no arguments, it shows you the dates that will appear over the next seven real-world days.

Using the command

There are several available syntaxes:

calendar 
calendar [the] <day> [of] <month> {Prime|prime|Secundus|secundus|1|2} <year> 
calendar <month> {Prime|prime|Secundus|secundus|1|2} [the] <day> <year> 
calendar [the] <day> [of] <month> {Prime|prime|Secundus|secundus|1|2} 
calendar <month> {Prime|prime|Secundus|secundus|1|2} [the] <day> 
calendar <start> <finish> 
calendar <special day> <year> 
calendar <days> 
calendar today 
calendar <special day>

The first option shows the Discworld dates that will appear over the next seven real-world days, and when.

The next four options show when a specified Discworld date will begin and end.

The sixth option shows the Discworld dates that will appear over the next n days, where n is a number you specify:

> calendar 2
Wed Aug  5 2009: Monday 21st Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [06:00]    Tuesday 22nd Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [13:12]    Wednesday 23rd Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [20:24]    Thursday 24th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
Thu Aug  6 2009:
     [03:36]    Friday 25th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [10:48]    Saturday 26th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [18:00]    Sunday 27th Grune Prime, UC 2026.

The seventh and tenth options show when a specified special day will begin and end.

The eighth option shows the Discworld dates that will appear between a certain number of days from now, <start>, and a certain number of days from now, <finish>:

> calendar 2 3
Fri Aug  7 2009: Sunday 27th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [01:12]    Octeday 28th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [08:24]    Monday 29th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [15:36]    Tuesday 30th Grune Prime, UC 2026.
     [22:48]    Wednesday 31st Grune Prime, UC 2026.
Sat Aug  8 2009:
     [06:00]    Thursday 1st August Prime, UC 2026.
     [13:12]    Friday 2nd August Prime, UC 2026.
     [20:24]    Saturday 3rd August Prime, UC 2026.

The ninth option shows the Discworld dates for today.

The months

There are thirteen Discworld months:

  • Offle (31 days)
  • February (30 days)
  • March (31 days)
  • April (31 days)
  • May (31 days)
  • June (30 days)
  • Grune (31 days)
  • August (31 days)
  • Spune (31 days)
  • Sektober (30 days)
  • Ember (31 days)
  • December (31 days)
  • Ick (31 days)

The seasons

There are eight main seasons on the Disc:

  • Spring Prime: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Summer Prime: lasts from 21st Grune Prime until ??
  • Autumn Prime: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Winter Prime: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Spring Secundus: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Summer Secundus: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Autumn Secundus: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Winter Secundus: lasts from ?? until ??

There are also three Djelian seasons:

  • Seedtime: lasts from ?? until ??
  • Innundation: lasts from 21st Grune Prime until ??
  • Sog: lasts from ?? until ??

Special days

The Discworld has a number of special days, which are celebrated in various ways:

  • Hogswatchday - Friday 1st Offle Prime
  • Crueltideday - Friday 1st Offle Secundus
  • Small Gods Day - Friday 16th Grune
  • Soul Cake Tuesday - Tuesday 23rd August
  • Sektober Fools' Day - Tuesday 1st Sektober

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