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PostHeaderIconFirst Terran Empire Calendar

The Imperial year is 365 days long. It is divided into 12 months of 3 tendays each, plus five intercalary days.

Years are dated from the founding of the Empire, where AD 2153 = TE 0.

The Year

Year Day (intercalary)


Walpurgis (intercalary)


Armstrong Day (intercalary)


Empire Day (intercalary)


Yulestice (intercalary)


  1. Sunday
  2. Monday 
  3. Tuesday 
  4. Wednesday 
  5. Thursday 
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday 
  8. Solday
  9. Starday
  10. Terraday

Traditionally, Imperials worked 7 days out of 10. Sunday and Terraday, known as "weak end" days, were general days off; everyone had one additional day off during the tenday. This middle day off varied; some organizations closed on a specific day (often Friday), while others gave different people different days off.

Monthly Calendar

(identical for every month)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sol Sta Ter
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30


  • Year Day (Intercalary preceding January 1)
  • Walpurgis (Intercalary following March 30)
  • Armstrong Day (Intercalary following June 30) [originally July 20]
  • Empire Day (Intercalary following September 30) [commemorates signing of Articles of Empire on 24 Nov 2153]
  • Yulestice (Intercalary following December 30) [originally December 21]


The five major Imperial holidays are intercalary; that is, they are not assigned to any month or day.

The year end cycle looks like this:

  • December 30 (Terraday) is followed by
  • Yulestice (intercalary) is followed by
  • Year Day (intercalary) is followed by
  • January 1 (Sunday)

(more info on the year-end holidays is here)

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