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5.1. What does a Persian year look like?




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This article is from the Calendars FAQ, by Claus Tondering claus@tondering.dk with numerous contributions by others.

5.1. What does a Persian year look like?

The names and lengths of the 12 months that comprise the Persian year
are:

  1. Farvardin   (31 days)      7. Mehr    (30 days)  
  2. Ordibehesht (31 days)      8. Aban    (30 days)  
  3. Khordad     (31 days)      9. Azar    (30 days)  
  4. Tir         (31 days)     10. Day     (30 days)  
  5. Mordad      (31 days)     11. Bahman  (30 days)  
  6. Shahrivar   (31 days)     12. Esfand  (29/30 days)  

(Due to different transliterations of the Persian alphabet, other
spellings of the months are possible.) In Afghanistan the months are
named differently.

The month of Esfand has 29 days in an ordinary year, 30 days in a leap
year.

 

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