THE TRADITIONAL ANAPHORIAN BUTTERFLY CONSTELLATION
ONCE AGAIN REPLACES ORION THE HUNTER
ANAPHORIAN HOLIDAYS ACCORDING TO WESTERN CALENDAR
March 21 - Equinox
June 11 - Sacred Tuning Day
June 20-21 - Solstice
July 29 - The Lake Aloe Festival
Sept. 23 - Equinox
October 24 - Evangelina Maize Festival
Nov. 30 - Remembrance Day For Lost Species
Dec. 21 - Solstice
A TRADITIONAL ANAPHORIAN CALENDAR is in the process of being reconciled among the various traditions on the island
The Anaphorian Calendar uses a pattern of:
10 day weeks each day coinciding with a celestial object. Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and please note, Pluto in that order (names are still in dispute)
3 weeks = month ( the names are settled on a few)
3 months ( 9 weeks) a season.
The 2 solstices and equinoxes are considered outside the weekly/monthly sequence with there being an extra day on the winter solstice with an extra one on the summer solstice during leap years The leap years are 8 within 33 years in the following pattern- 33 28 24 20 16 12 8 4 (5-4-4-4-4-4-4) years. Aeons are 2166-67 years.
At the other end of the spectrum, the day is divided in 16 90 minute sections which they claim is more in sync with their biorhythmns. The use of minutes/seconds though is a concession to outside contact
The most striking feature of the calendar is that it numbers its days in descending order. Thus for the Anaphorians, there is a focus on the future as each day moves forward toward instead of the past. The numbering of the years is also in reverse order with a resetting in 2012CE to 26,000, although there are those lobbying for a shortened period of repetition.