KAUPELANESE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - NGAKYEN WAHUDINRA HAIMAHIWAN


January, 1 New Year's Day ("Ngahe Weru Ngakyen")
Good Friday ("Fraide Lui")
April, 14King's Day ("Lirai Ngakyen")
May, 1Labor Day ("Tetem Ngakyen")
May, 7UIEMB Day ("UIEMB Ngakyen")
June, 23Independence Day ("Muktye Ngakyen")
End of Ramadan ("Puasa Ngakyen Lui")
July, 21Ancestors' Day ("Yambakra Ngakyen")
Day of Hajj ("Haji Ngakyen Lui")
Festival of Sun and Moon ("Nawamasa ni Hudanda")
December, 16Victory Day ("Wijaya Ngakyen")
December, 25Christmas ("Nčtal Ngakyen Lui")

 

DEWASAKRA CALENDAR - DEWASAKRA NI NGAKDAWE

Based on a calendar brought from India by Hindu priests around the 10th century, the lunisolar Dewasakra calendar is no longer used but still serves as a reference for some dates like the Festival of Sun and Moon, in the week of the full moon of the nineth month (15th day of Nawamasa), between September and October. The months have 29 or 30 days and a 13th month (Mastaran) is intercalated every 3 years. The first year of Raja Nagarajaya's reign (1208) is the year one of the calendar. Each month starts in the new moon, 15 days before the full moon. The correspondence of the months with the Gregorian calendar is the following:

Lurwarsa1st monthJan-Feb
Masudak2nd monthFeb-Mar
Traimasa3rd monthMar-Apr
Saturmasa4th monthApr-May
Pansamasa5th monthMay-Jun
Sotmasa6th monthJun-Jul - Beginning of Musimtimu (dry season)
Sapetmasa7th monthJul-Aug
Astamasa8th monthAug-Sep
Nawamasa9th monthSep-Oct
Dasmasa10th monthOct-Nov
Ekadasmasa11th monthNov-Dec
Dwadasmasa12th monthDec-Jan - Beginning of Musimwa (rainy season)
Mastaran13th month (intercalated)Jan