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 (32 days)
  • February (32 days)
  • March (32 days)
  • April (32 days)
  • May (32 days)
  • June (32 days)
  • Grune (32 days)
  • August (32 days)
  • Spune (32 days)
  • Sektober (32 days)
  • Ember (32 days)
  • December (32 days)
  • Ick (16 days)

The seasons

There are eight main seasons on the Disc:

  • Spring Prime: lasts from at least 21st February Prime to 23rd May Prime
  • Summer Prime: lasts from 24th May Prime to 2nd Grune Prime
  • Autumn Prime: lasts from at least 24th Spune Prime to 28th Ember Prime
  • Spindlewinter: lasts from at least 32nd Ember Prime to 19th February Secundus
  • Secundus Spring: lasts from 20th February Secundus to at least ...
  • Secundus Summer: lasts from at least 5th June Secundus to 19th August Secundus
  • Secundus Autumn: lasts from at least 30th August Secundus to 30th Ember Secundus
  • Backspindlewinter: lasts from at least 2nd December Secundus to 18th February Prime

In and around Djelibeybi, the seasons are given different names:

  • Seedtime: corresponds to the winters and springs
  • Inundation: corresponds to the summers
  • Sog: corresponds to the autumns

Special days

The Discworld has a number of special days listed on the calendar:

  • Hogswatchday - 1st Offle Prime
  • Crueltideday - 1st Offle Secundus
  • Small Gods Day - 24th June Prime
  • Alls Fallow - 24th June Secondus
  • Soul Cake Tuesday - 23rd August
  • Soul Cake Days - The first Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after the first half-moon in Sektober
  • Sektober Fools' Day - 1st Sektober

There are also some special days that aren't on the Discworld calendar, and which are celebrated according to their roundworld dates:

  • Cream Pie Day - January 11th
  • Valentine's Day - February 14th
  • Cabbage Day - February 17th
  • International Women's Day - March 8th
  • Ukulele Day - August 23rd
  • Beard Day - September 10th
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19th
  • Greco's day off - October 30th and 31st
  • Pink Bow Day - November 10th

See also

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