The Oktal calender is the most commonly used civil calendar in Coracan. The origin of this name is unknown but is generally thought to refer to the eight months in the calendar. It has exactly 360 days. Oktal has come in and out of popularity over the millennia, but, since the middle of the 43rd century, most countries have adopted it as part of a global push towards the standardisation of units.
The present year in Coracan is linked to the present year on Earth:
4318 + [(current year in AD) - 2018]
Anything prior is in the past and anything later is in the future.
The Oktal calendar is a solar calendar with eight months of 45 days in length. Years are identified by consecutive year numbers. Identifying a specific calendar date means stating the day, month, year and era. The Oktal calender stretches across five eras, in order, they are: Dreamtime (Dmt. Counted backwards), Heroic (H), Golden (Au) Classical (Cl), Silver (Ar) and Iron (Fa). In short form, an age identifier can be added to a date with Dmt being '/0' and the Iron Age being '/5' (e.g. 12/1/4318/5, being the 12th day of the first month of the 4318th of the fifth era).
However, era denominators are usually dropped when referring to dates in the present age.
Each year begins on 1 Janus and runs through to 45 Okta.
The Oktal calendar contains months names from several different languages. Each is exactly 45 days long every year.
|No.||Name||Length in days||Meaning|
|6||Serul||45||Refers to Coracan's twin planet Serulus. Word of unknown origin.|
|7||Arum||45||Comes from the Old Osgal word for gold, referring to the renewal of the world in spring.|
|8||Okta||45||An Old Osgal word for eight.|
Days of the Week
A week is made of seven days.The most common combination of names (with regional variations) Sunday, Monday, Tuaday, Woday, Donday, Farday, Kocheday.