My Reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Calendar for 2021
Posted by Byron Pendason on , in Heathen worship, Heathenry, Reconstruction, Anglo-saxon calendar
For details on how I reconstruct my calendar, see my page on the Anglo-Saxon Calendar. I will add a couple notes here, however.
This year only has twelve new moons between the previous December solstice and this year's December solstice. Therefore, it will not be a leap year, and only have twelve lunar months. If you go by the Metonic Cycle, this year is year four of the Cycle. Leap years fall on years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 19.
Each month begins on the young moon, when the first sliver of the moon is visible after the new moon. I estimate this for my calendar by adding 36 hours to the new moon's time.
|Month Name||Begins on|
|Æfterra Gēola||Thursday January 14, 2021|
|Solmōnaþ||Saturday February 13, 2021|
|Hreþmonaþ||Sunday March 14, 2021|
|Ēostremōnaþ||Tuesday April 13, 2021|
|Þrimilcemōnaþ||Thursday May 13, 2021|
|Ærra Liða||Friday June 11, 2021|
|Æfterra Liða||Sunday July 11, 2021|
|Weodmōnaþ||Monday August 09, 2021|
|Hāligmōnaþ||Wednesday September 08, 2021|
|Wintermōnaþ||Thursday October 07, 2021|
|Blōtmōnaþ||Saturday November 06, 2021|
|Ærra Gēola||Sunday December 05, 2021|
|Ēastre||Monday, April 26, 2021|
|Midsumor||Monday, June 21, 2021|
|Winterfylleþ||Thursday, October 21, 2021|
|Gēola||Tuesday, December 21, 2021|