Bretonnian Days of the week

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Thy Bretonnian Calendar

Taken fromst thy seminal work,

"Being a knowledge O thine Bretonnian Year and our measure O Time within thy Kingdom!"   As penned by thine own hand O our good Brother Wiki with addendum by Brother Niall  Moore.

   Our Bretonni Calendar measures year 0 fromst thy founding o Bretonnia by thine most noble Gilles Le Breton.  A single standard Bretonnian year, like thine Imperial Year.  Doest Last 400 days, divided unto twelve months O {32 or 33} days each, with also six intercalary holidays.  Each year begins upon tha Witching Night, this being thy same day as Hexenstag by thine Imperial Calendar.  It shares many O thy same holidays ast thine Imperial Calendar, however it doest holds most special reverence for days O The Lady.


Number of Days





Witching Night

New Year

  After Witching










Lily Day

Spring Equinox





Lady's Month











Summer Solstice







Day of Mystery













Autumn Equinox

Brew Month




Chill Month










King's Sleep

Winter Solstice






Holidays:- All holidays within Bretonnian calendar, stems from thine foundation O our country.  Thine original holidays O our Bretonni forefathers are still celebrated, {as within thy Empire,} but holiday's associated with Thy Lady O The Lake, be taking pre-eminence above all others.

Witching Night:- Upon thy first night both moons O tha world shine full, and after tha winter solstice.  Bretonnians all, celebrate our Lady's protection O thine land fromst evil magic.  It be also held ast a celebration O thy Eighth Battle, O Gilles Le Breton.  When our Lady blessed thy "goodly" magic wielded by thy Damsels O his army.  Upon this day, women take charge O'all tha celebration, ast a sign O respect for thine Damsels.  Great bonfires are being built and effigies O male magic wielders be burned, {some towns will go so far as to capture a real, living wizard too burn unto varied success.}  These bonfires must being always lit by a woman.

Lily Day:- Lily Day be thy celebration O new growth, concurrent with thine Imperial {More-Growth} holiday. Thus it being tha most popular day O thy year for weddings.  Most villages and towns will choose thy most beautiful girl amongst them to preside over festivities and be proclaimed {The Lady of Lillis}.  Verily a Queen for a day. 

P'''''eace-Tide:- Thine celebration O Gilles Le Breton's final victory in forging our nation, {Peace-Tide} features festivals filled with great re-enactments O battle, pledges of fealty and great displays O martial prowess upon tha lists and ranges, and  O course a grand feast.  All quarrels within a community are must being resolved by this day.  Some villages whilst even go so far as too enforce a resolution unto any ongoing feuds or conflicts, that dost vex a community greatly- even'st if requiring a Duel unto thy death to achieve thus.  Adjudicated of course by thine local lord, an authorised Bailiff or a respected monk, within a recognised and royally patented Grail monastery Brotherhood.

Day of Mystery:- This day marks thine first time tha Lady appeared unto Gilles Le Breton.  It be thy holiest day O our year.   Thine barriers betwixt thy Lady's realm and thy mundane world O man are thought too being thinned upon this day.  Most shouldst and indeed do, spend thine day safe within a Grail Chapel, engaged in quiet prayer and contemplation upon one's sins.  Thine Lady be forgiving O all thou doest truly repent and reform in thine ways.


Grail-Day and King's Sleep:- At thine first, originally a day meant for honouring thy grail, Grail-Day hast since becoming a festival centred mostly around excessive drinking and carousing I fear.  Traditionally, wine is being drunk completely undiluted upon this day, thus making festivities extremely raucous and potentially sinful.  Being a result O releasing all tha worries one dost have over thine coming hard and harsh days O winter and thine beasts it doth bring forth too plague all good folk.

    Whilst within thine midwinter depths, upon {Kings Sleep} day.  Thy people O Bretonnia remember that like thine trees, Gilles Le Breton be naught dead, but be only sleeping!  This holiday be usually marked with plays depicting his departure and return.  And a fair feast to celebrate thy quick end O winter and thy coming O a new life unto our fair lands.     


Days of the week 

    Tha Bretonnian days o thy week haft evolved fromst tradition's found within thy realm O our Imperial tribal cousins.  Of which the ancient Bretoni tribes are closely descended.  There are O course a goodly difference in thy naming thereof, and important cultural traditions, reflecting our more civilised system O feudal guardianship and noble duty.  Thy calendar hast nary been so formalised nor so enforced as rigorously, as that within thine Empire O Sigmar hast been.  So thy actual names and their order mayest vary greatly fromst Duchy unto Duchy.  Thy importance O each actual day dost also vary greatly depending upon thine region O dwelling.   Thine order listed here be thy standard within thy demesnes o our goodly king, Couronne and thine city's surrounds.  An thus shouldst being thy standard for thy entire realm, {Thine efforts O tha good monks, O thy Grail Council's own Brotherhood, endeavours too achieve this at some future date.}           

      All days listed be also named in the official Noble spoken High Bretonni manner, as well as thy common gothic root tongue O our kingdoms freemen and assorted peasant stock.


'Levy Day: or {Jour-deLévy}.   All peasants and freemen O trades, are commanded to practice the bow and staff upon this Day.  Being the start O a new week.  The local lord doest gather his Mense lord's fee obligation and a peasant Lévy.  Thus to drill them upon thy order O battle shouldst they be required at call.      Usually a fine day for tha competition O men at martial skills and thy building O comradeship under arms. 


 'K'ings Day: or {Le jour du Roi}.  This being thine first official day O thy new week, and most commonly thy first day O tha week in other Duchies.  All dost return too work in honour O thy King, peasants dost give this day too thine feudal lord as tithe.  Thus working upon his land or estate in joyful service and loyal duty.


Market Day: or {Le Jour de marché}.  Upon this day also known ast thy {Merchants day}, within larger towns and cities O fair Bretonnia.  All tradesmen and merchants gather to barter or pay in coin O thy realm.  Peasants also be allowed too barter crops and other handmade goods for like, or with thy permission O their master even copper coin. 

  Gold and silver being traditionally forbidden unto thine surf or bonded common labourer.             

Baking Day; or {Jour de cuisson}.  The bakers and millers day be honoured upon this day, fresh loaves are offered out as charity, too gain the Lady's favour.  Traditionally a small baggett or croissant be left by the back door, with a bowl O milk thy previous night, so as too please the Faye.  It be a rural thing mostly, and a custom not oft practiced within the larger towns these days.  It be naught unknown for small favours too being left in return.  Found upon thy morn within thine empty bowl, in a form O a small protective charm or talisman O luck.  Mostly against thine fickle humour and mischievousness O tha little folk.  Thus marking thine wearer as a friend of the forest spirits.  Use such charms and beware though, tha results mayest not being to thine liking!


Tithing Day: or {Jour de la dîme}.  Marking a middle to thine week, craftsmen and all freemen may offer unto their local Noble lord.  Skills and services in lieu O Tax ast coin upon this day each week.  Such agreements being at thy discretion O thy Nobleman, whom is being in recept O such.  All peasants must work their masters land or serve within his castle or manor upon this day as their divinely mandated duty.  Such is upon and not in lieu, O normal tithes or tax's which are paid in crop, coin or crafted goods upon arrangement.   The Bailiff or other authorized representative O thine local Nobleman, doest do his rounds and collect such each week, accompanied by those enforcers deemed necessary. 


Commons  Day: or  {Plaide pour jour}.  Thine day upon which ones good master and most Noble lord doest hear the complaints O those needing advocacy.  Judgment be taken against those whom aft transgressed against others and betrayed their duty.  Many Barons and Dukes, such with large estates and many folk under their care doth hire magistrates and sheriffs to do this duty upon their authority.         


Lady's Day: or  {Du jour de la sainte Vierge}.  The most blessed Day.  All doest spend thine morn in chapel proclaiming their loyalty unto thine Divine protector O our fair land.  Re-swearing their service unto her Noble representatives, too which we are all beholding.  A day which is traditionally finished with a meal o fish or any other water related fair if possible, so as to best honour our Divine and most Pure, Lady Of Thy Lake. 


 Rest Day or { Jour de repos}.  In which the day we rest and spend time with family and loved ones in games and song and dance.  To enjoy the fair land that gives us all.  Peasants work their lord and masters land for only a half day and then are allowed time to work their own or gather food and hunt {if allowed as a reward}, with in the forest for mushrooms berries and rabbit.  Within towns thy most common folk are permitted too beg charity without harassment for this day from noon till sunset.  Those with wealth or Nobility doth use this time to show their generosity O spirit and thus earn thine lady's good favour. Edit

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