Neo-Romanian Calendar

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The Year 102/CII A.G.U.

The Neo-Romanian Calendar is a calendar system used inside the Vlasynian Despotate. It was created by Ned Vodă on 6 December 2018 and officially adopted on the same date.


The Neo-Romanian Calendar is derived from the Gregorian Calendar, with an identical month and week structure. Unlike it, however, the Neo-Romanian one has two key differences:

  • Its epoch, the date around which the years are being counted, is the Great Union Day, which corresponds to 1 December 1918; As a result, the year begins with 1 December and ends with 30 November, while the years are being referred to as Before the Great Union (B.G.U.) (Romanian: Înainte de Marea Unire (Î.M.U.)) and After the Great Union (A.G.U.) (Romanian: După de Marea Unire (D.M.U.)); Also, unlike the Gregorian Calendar, the Neo-Romanian one records the year 0 A.G.U., which corresponds to the period of time from 1 December 1918 to 30 November 1919;
  • The names for the months can either be used in standard form (ex: January, February, etc.), or traditional form (ex: Gerar, Făurar, etc.), while the years can be written in either arabic or roman numerals (ex. Year 102/CII).

Traditional month names

The traditional names for the months are identical to those in the Romanian Calendar:

Month Standard name (Romanian) Standard name (Neo-Romanian Script) Traditional name (Romanian) Traditional name (Neo-Romanian Script) Derivation of traditional name
December Decembrie Deĉembrie Andrea Andrea from Îndrea (< Andreas); Saint Andrew's feast day, November 30, ushers in this month
January Ianuarie Ianuarie Gerar Ĝerar derived from januarius, folk etymology connects it to ger - "bitter cold"; as winter reaches its depth during this month.
February Februarie Februarie Făurar Făurar derived from februarius; folk etymology connects it with a făuri - "to create"; hence, făurar could also mean "ironsmith", who shapes objects to be used in spring, and "creator", referring to the cold that generates new shapes
March Martie Martie Mărțișor Mărțișor mărțișor - derived from martius, with diminutive -ișor, hence "little March"
April Aprilie Aprilie Prier Prier derived from aprilis; folk etymology connects it with a prii - "to have a good omen", because it was considered a good month to continue agricultural works begun in March, and for flocks of sheep to form
May Mai Mai Florar Florar floare - "flower"; a month of abundant vegetation. Compare with Floréal in the French Republican Calendar.
June Iunie Iunie Cireșar Ĉireșar cireș - "cherry tree", whose fruit ripens now
July Iulie Iulie Cuptor Kuptor cuptor - "oven"; often the hottest month, and also when wheat is ready for harvest
August August August Gustar Gustar derived from augustus; folk etymology connects it with a gusta - "to taste", as fruit now starts to become ready for picking
September Septembrie Septembrie Răpciune Răpĉune weather-related, referring to the incipient cold
October Octombrie Oktombrie Brumărel Brumărel brumă - "hoarfrost"; brumărel means "little hoarfrost", as this is just beginning to appear in October
November Noiembrie Noiembrie Brumar Brumar brumă - "hoarfrost", in full swing this month; cf. French Republican Calendar month Brumaire