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The Berber calendar is the annual calendar used by Berber people in North Africa. This calendar is also known in Arabic under the name of فلاحي fellāḥī "agricultural" or عجمي ajamī "not Arabic". It is employed to regulate the seasonal agricultural work.


The Berber calendar dates from the accession in 950 BC of the pharaoh Sheshonq I.

Months Edit

The Berber calendar is composed of 4 seasons with 3 months for each season. The corresponding Gregorian calender are noted in parenthesis :

  • Tagrest : Winter.
  1. Jember (December) : from December 17 to January 13 ;
  2. Yennayer (January) : from January 14 to February 13;
  3. Furar (February) : from February 14 to March 13.
  • Tafsut : Spring.
  1. Meghres (March) : from March 14 to April 13;
  2. Ibrir (April) : from April 14 to May 13;
  3. Mayyu (May) : from May 14 to June 13.
  • Iwilen : Summer.
  1. Yunyu (June) : from June 14 to July 13;
  2. Yulyu : (July) : from July 14 to August 13;
  3. Ghust ou Awussu : (August) : from August 14 to September 13.
  • Amewan : Autumn.
  1. Shtember (September) : from September 14 to October 13;
  2. Tuber (October) : du October 14 to November 14;
  3. Wamber (November) : from November 14 to December 13.

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