The Assyrian calendar is a solar calendar used by modern Assyrians. The year begins with the first sight of Spring.[clarification needed] 4750 BC was set as its first year in the 1950s, based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian nationalist magazine Gilgamesh, edited by the brothers Addi Alkhas and Jean Alkhas and Nimrod Simono. The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of April 2019 AD, it is the 6769th year of the Assyrian calendar, and this calendar is used among many Assyrian communities.
It begins 4,750 years before the Gregorian calendar. For example, it is set out like this: 2019+4750 = Assyrian year 6769.
|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|
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