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 refrenced his information to a French archaeologist, whom he did not name, as stating that a cuneifurm 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 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||Syriac||Transliteration||Arabic||Info||Blessed by||Days||Gregorian calendar|
|Month of Happiness||Enlil||31||April|
|Month of Love||Khaya||31||May|
|Month of Building||Sin||31||June|
|Month of Harvesting||Tammuz||31||July|
|ܐܒ/ܛܒܚ||Ab / Tibbakh||آب
|Month of Ripening of Fruits||Shamash||31||August|
|Month of Sprinkling of Seeds||Ishtar||31||September|
|Autumn||ܬܫܪܝܢ ܐ||Tishrin I||تِشْرِين ٱلْأَوَّل
|Month of Giving||Anu||30||October|
|ܬܫܪܝܢ ܒ||Tishrin II||تِشْرِين ٱلثَّانِي
|Month of Awakening of Buried Seeds||Marduk||30||November|
|ܟܢܘܢ ܐ||Kanoon I (Chisleu)||كَانُون ٱلْأَوَّل
|Month of Conceiving||Nergal||30||December|
|Winter||ܟܢܘܢ ܒ||Kanoon II (Tebet)||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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