The Imperial Calendar

The Imperial Calendar
The Imperial Calendar or IC is the name of the standardized calendar used in the Empire. Years are numbered from the year that Sigmar was first crowned as Emperor. When describing historical events in the World of Warhammer, almost all dates are given according to the Imperial Calendar, with the date usually followed with the abbreviation IC.

The Imperial Year
A standard Imperial year lasts 400 days, divided into twelve months of 32 or 33 days each, with six intercalandry holidays. These holidays exist outside of the normal sequence of months and weekdays:

Reikspiel English name Number of days Festival
Hexenstag Witching Day 1 New Years Day
Nachhexen After-Witching 32 None
Jahrdrung Year-Turn 33 None
Mitterfruhl Mid-Spring 1 Spring Equinox
Pflugzeit Plough Month 33 None
Sigmarzeit Sigmar Month 33 None
Sommerzeit Summer Month 33 None
Sonstill Sun Still 1 Summer Solstice
Vorgeheim Fore-Mystery 33 None
Geheimnistag Mystery Day 1 Day of Mystery
Nachgeheim After-Mystery 32 None
Erntzeit Harvest Month 33 None
Mittherbst Mid-Autumn 1 Autumn Equinox
Brauzeit Brew Month 33 None
Kaldezeit Chill Month 33 None
Ulriczeit Ulric Month 33 None
Mondstill World Still 1 Winter Solstice
Vorhexen Fore-Witching 33 None

An Imperial week lasts eight days.

Wellentag (Work day)
Aubentag (Levy day)
Marktag (Market day)
Backertag (Bake day)
Bezahltag (Tax day)
Konistag (King day)
Angestag (Start week)
Festag (Holiday)

Holy Days and Festivals
Special days are set aside during the year for religious festivals dedicated to members of the pantheon of Old World Gods.

Hexenstag – Morr
Nachhexen 1 – Verena (Year Blessing)
Mitherfruhl – Manann, Taal, Ulric
Sigmarzeit 18 – Sigmar (Sigmarsfest)
Sonnstill – Taal, Rhya
Geheimnistag – Morr
Erntezeit 1-8 – Halfling Pie Week
Mittherbst – Rhya, Taal, Ulric
Mondstill – Ulric, Taal, Rhya
Witching Night – The evening of the festival celebrated in many Old World nations, the turn of the year.

The Imperial Calendar

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