The First day in this month is called "Newroz" it means "New Day"
Although the calendar is officially adopted in Iraqi Kurdistan its use is limited. Kurds in Iran use the calendar extensively as it is nearly identical to the Iranian Calendar. The calendar is not used by Kurds in Turkey and Syria as it is associated with Kurdish Nationalism and clashes with the official state calendars.
The calendar is made to fit into society's constructions by being divided into two seasons (summer and winter). The year is divided into four seasons consisting of 12 weeks with each week having seven days. Months that fall into the summer season are 31 days long while months that fall into the winter season are 30 days long. The exception to this is the last month of winter which acts as a leap year and therefore will variate between 29 and 30 days.
|Order||Days||Native Script||Romanized||Likely Meaning|
|2||31||گوڵان||Gułan||Likely derived from the Kurdish word 'Gul' meaning flower.|
|5||31||گەلاوێژ||Gelawêj||Named after the Gelawêj star that becomes visible in this month.|
|6||31||خەرمانان||Xermanan||Likely derived from the word Kurdish word 'Xerm' meaning warm.|
|10||30||بەفرانبار||Befranbar||Likely derived from the word 'Befr' meaning snow.|
|11||30||ڕێبەندان||Řêbendan||Road will be blocked because of snow,|