Time travels on Golarion much as it does here on our own Earth. Sixty seconds form a minute, sixty minutes create an hour, and twenty-four hours make a day. The people of Golarion measure time much like we do as well, with seven days to a week and twelve months to a year. Years are marked since the founding of the last great empire, that of Aroden. Although the empire has collapsed, its calendar remains in use to this day. At the start of the Rise of the Runelords campaign, the date is 4707 AR ( Absalom Reckoning).

Days Of The Week

The days of the week are as follows. Each day has a general purpose that most people in the Inner Sea region follow.

Day General Purpose
Moonday Work, religion night
Toilday Work
Wealday Work
Oathday Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn
Fireday Work
Starday Work
Sunday Rest, religion


The months in Golarion correspond to our own, with each new year starting shortly after the solstice. The name of each month is etymologically tied to a specific god: Abadar, Calistria, Pharasma, Gozreh, Desna, Sarenrae, Erastil, Aroden, Rovagug, Lamashtu, Nethys, and Zon-Kuthon. Natives of Golarion see the gods reflected in the changing of the seasons, and their names for the months reflect this. (Gozreh’s month, for instance, is a time of budding and new life, while Zon-Kuthon’s is seen as the death of the old year.) Holidays in a given month are generally tied to their patron deity. In order, the months are:

Golarion Month Gregorian Month Days in Month Season
Abadius (ah-BAY-dee-us) January 31 Winter
Calistril (KAHL-izz-trihl) February 28 Winter
Pharast (fah-RAHST) March 31 Spring
Gozran (GOHZ-ran) April 30 Spring
Desnus (DEZ-nuhs) May 31 Spring
Sarenith (sa-REHN-ihth) June 30 Summer
Erastus (eh-RAS-tuhs) July 31 Summer
Arodus (AIR-oh-duhs) August 31 Summer
Rova (ROH-va) September 30 Fall
Lamashan (lah-MAHSH-ahn) October 31 Fall
Neth (NEHTH) November 30 Fall
Kuthona (koo-THOH-nah) December 31 Winter


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