Shanatu Qadishtu – Holiday Calendar

Each year starts around September of the secular calendar and runs through around August of the secular calendar. Years are divided up according to lunar months. Chudthu (the “ch” is pronounced like the “ch” in the Scottish word “loch”, it is not pronounced like the “ch” in the English word “cheese”) is new moon. Mlatu is full moon; ‘Ashuru means “feast,” festival. The Shanatu Qadishtu is a calendar based both on lunar months and solar year, and thus it resets every third year or so, so that the holidays may continue to fall within the same seasons every year with an added lunar intercalary month. The year numbers are related to the archaeological rediscovery of the city of Ugarit, hence “Shanatu 92” or “Year 92” would be the 92nd year since the rediscovery of the city of Ugarit. Holidays and events begin on the evening before the actual calendar day.

A note for those in the southern hemisphere: our calendar is not a calendar which gets shifted or flipped to suit the seasons in the southern hemisphere. This calendar is the same in the southern hemisphere as it is in the northern hemisphere.

 

Year 90 (2017-2018 CE)

Niqalu
Day 0: ‘Ashuru Mathbati. Chudthu. Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Day 2: Autumnal Equinox. Friday, September 22, 2017
Day 15: Mlatu. Thursday, October 5, 2017

Magmaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Thursday, October 19, 2017
Day 16: Mlatu. Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pagruma/Dabchu
Day 0: Chudthu. Saturday, November 18, 2017
Day 17: Mlatu. Annual Marzichu meeting. Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ibaʻlatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Monday, December 18, 2017
Day 3: ‘Ashuru Ari. Winter Solstice. Thursday, December 21, 2017
Day 14: Mlatu. Monday, January 1, 2018

Khiyyaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Day 7: ‘Ashuru Shamni. Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Day 15: Mlatu. Total Lunar Eclipse. Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Challatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Partial Solar Eclipse. Thursday, February 15, 2018
Day 14: Mlatu. Thursday, March 1, 2018

Gannu
Day 0: Chudthu. Saturday, March 17, 2018
Day 3: ‘Ashuru Ganni. Vernal Equinox. Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Day 14: Mlatu. Saturday, March 31, 2018
Day 22: Rediscovery Day. Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ithabu
Day 0: Chudthu. Sunday, April 15, 2018
Day 14: Mlatu. Sunday, April 29, 2018

[Ugaru]
Day 0: Chudthu. Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Day 14: ‘Ashuru Liyati. Mlatu. Tuesday, May 29, 2018

[Gapnu]
Day 0: Chudthu. Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Day 8: ‘Ashuru Zabri/Qazhi. Summer Solstice. Thursday, June 21, 2018
Day 15: Mlatu. Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ithtabnuma
Day 0: Chudthu. Partial Solar Eclipse. Thursday, July 12, 2018
Day 15: Mlatu. Total Lunar Eclipse. Friday, July 27, 2018

Ra’shu Yeni
Day 0: Chudthu. Partial Solar Eclipse. Saturday, August 11, 2018
Day 15: ‘Ashuru Ra’shu Yeni. Mlatu. Sunday, August 26, 2018

 

 

Year 91 (2018-2019 CE)

Niqalu
Day 0: ‘Ashuru Mathbati. Chudthu. Sunday, September 9, 2018
Day 13: Autumnal Equinox. Saturday, September 22, 2018
Day 15: Mlatu. Monday, September 24, 2018

Magmaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Monday, October 8, 2018
Day 16: Mlatu. Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pagruma/Dabchu
Day 0: Chudthu. Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Day 16: Mlatu. Annual Marzichu meeting. Friday, November 23, 2018

Ibaʻlatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Friday, December 7, 2018
Day 14: ‘Ashuru Ari. Winter Solstice. Friday, December 21, 2018
Day 15: Mlatu. Saturday, December 22, 2018

Khiyyaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Partial Solar Eclipse. Saturday, January 5, 2019
Day 7: ‘Ashuru Shamni. Saturday, January 12, 2019
Day 16: Mlatu. Total Lunar Eclipse. Monday, January 21, 2019

Challatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Monday, February 4, 2019
Day 15: Mlatu. Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Gannu
Day 0: Chudthu. Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Day 14: ‘Ashuru Ganni. Vernal Equinox. Mlatu. Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Day 22: Rediscovery Day. Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ithabu
Day 0: Chudthu. Friday, April 5, 2019
Day 14: Mlatu. Friday, April 19, 2019

[Ugaru]
Day 0: Chudthu. Saturday, May 4, 2019
Day 14: ‘Ashuru Liyati. Mlatu. Saturday, May 18, 2019

[Gapnu]
Day 0: Chudthu. Monday, June 3, 2019
Day 14: Mlatu. Monday, June 17, 2019
Day 18: ‘Ashuru Zabri/Qazhi. Friday, June 21, 2019

Ithtabnuma
Day 0: Chudthu. Total Solar Eclipse. Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Day 14: Mlatu. Partial Lunar Eclipse. Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ra’shu Yeni
Day 0: Chudthu. Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Day 15: ‘Ashuru Ra’shu Yeni. Mlatu. Thursday, August 15, 2019

 

 

Year 92 (2019-2020) Intercalary Year

Niqalu
Day 0: ‘Ashuru Mathbati. Chudthu. Friday, August 30, 2019
Day 15: Mlatu. Saturday, September 14, 2019
Day 24: Autumnal Equinox. Monday, September 23, 2019

Magmaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Saturday, September 28, 2019
Day 15: Mlatu. Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pagruma/Dabchu
Day 0: Chudthu. Sunday, October 27, 2019
Day 16: Mlatu. Annual Marzichu meeting. Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ibaʻlatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Day 16: Mlatu. Thursday, December 12, 2019
Day 25: ‘Ashuru Ari. Winter Solstice. Saturday, December 21, 2019

Khiyyaru
Day 0: Chudthu. Annular Solar Eclipse. Thursday, December 26, 2019
Day 7: ‘Ashuru Shamni. Thursday, January 2, 2020
Day 15: Mlatu. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Friday, January 20, 2020

Challatu
Day 0: Chudthu. Friday, January 24, 2020
Day 16: Mlatu. Sunday, February 9, 2020

Gannu
Day 0: Chudthu. Sunday, February 23, 2020
Day 15: Mlatu. Monday, March 9, 2020
Day 22: Rediscovery Day. Monday, March 16, 2020
Day 25: ‘Ashuru Ganni. Vernal Equinox. Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ithabu
Day 0: Chudthu. Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Day 14: Mlatu. Tuesday, April 7, 2020

[Ugaru]
Day 0: Chudthu. Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Day 15: ‘Ashuru Liyati. Mlatu. Thursday, May 7, 2020

[Gapnu]
Day 0: Chudthu. Friday, May 22, 2020
Day 14: Mlatu. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Friday, June 5, 2020
Day 29: ‘Ashuru Zabri/Qazhi. Summer Solstice. Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ithtabnuma
Day 0: Chudthu. Annular Solar Eclipse. Sunday, June 21, 2020
Day 14: Mlatu. Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Sunday July 5, 2020

Ra’shu Yeni
Day 0: Chudthu. Monday, July 20, 2020
Day 14: ‘Ashuru Ra’shi Yeni. Mlatu. Monday, August 3, 2020

[Shalamu] Intercalary Month
Day 0: Chudthu. Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Day 15: Mlatu. Wednesday, September 2, 2020