Calendars

January 6, 2011 by  


ibn tufail 01-03-11

Calendar:  a system of determining the beginning, length, and divisions of a year and for arranging the year into days, weeks, and months

GREGORIAN

JEWISH

ISLAMIC

Months

Number of Days

Months

Number of Days

Months

Number of Days

January

31

Tishri

(Sep-Oct)

30

Muharram

29 or 30

February

28 or 29

Heshvan

(Oct-Nov)

29 or 30

Safar

29 or 30

March

31

Kislev

(Nov-Dec)

29 or 30

Rabi I

29 or 30

April

30

Tevet

(Dec-Jan)

30

Rabi II

29 or 30

May

31

Shevat

(Jan-Feb)

30

Jumada I

29 or 30

June

30

Adar

(Feb-Mar)

29 or 30

Jumada II

29 or 30

July

31

Adar Sheni

(leap year only)

29

Rajab

29 or 30

August

31

Nisan

(Mar-Apr)

30

Sha’ban

29 or 30

September

30

Iyar

(Apr-May)

29

Ramadan

29 or 30

October

31

Sivan

(May-Jun)

30

Shawwal

29 or 30

November

30

Tammuz

(Jun-Jul)

29

Dhu’l-Qaעdah

29 or 30

December

31

Av

(Jul-Aug)

30

Dhu’l-Hijjah

29 or 30

Elul

(Aug-Sep)

29

The Gregorian calendar is now in use as the civil calendar throughout most of the world. The Jewish calendar is the official calendar of the Jewish religious community. The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries. Each calendar listed below begins with the first month of the year and includes the number of days each month contains. Many months have a variable number of days.

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