With a year that is 668,6 days long, some sort of new calendar had to
be invented. But the current martian calendar is basically a modified
The year is divided into 12 months, each with 55 or 56
days (except Capricornus which sometimes has 57 days).
Weeks are a
standard seven days, meaning that a martian year has just over 95
Even years have 668 days (Capricornus of 56 days), odd years has
669 days (Capricornus of 57 days).
Years evenly dividable by ten (10)
also has 668 days, as has Mars Year 0.
|The Martian Calendar|
And since the Martian day is 37 minutes longer than the terran, an
extra 37 minute period has been added at midnight.
(Martian clocks runs
from 00:00 to 24:37)
Thanks to Tom Gangale for setting me right about Martian
Visit his excellent Mars
Calendar Web Site for additional information and views of how to "do
time" on Mars.
Some holidays are celebrated all across
Mars, regardless of cultural backgrounds.
Mars Day: 4 Pisces, in
remembrence to the first human on Mars.
Perhelion: 41 Leo, the closest
point to the Sun (warmth is traditionally a good thing on
Wintertide: 51 Scorpius to 5 Sagittarius.
1 Sagittarius M0 (Mars Year 0) is
synced to January 1st 2012.
Please note that I have taken some liberties with almanac and the
martian way of keeping track of time. Tom Gangale has pointed me in the
right direction for most of the errors, but for now the current calendar
is 'canon', since I can't find the time to correct it.