Kala/calendar

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  • The Kala calendar is modeled after the Baha'i Calendar. This borrowing is based on mathematical symmetry, not religious or theological associations. The 26th of February through the 1st of March is called the semahua, or "flower-week". This period includes the 29th of February in leap years.
  • Based on this calendar, Cinco de Mayo would be minakita (south day of north sayo), or yoma pa'o te sayo ha'o (Day 8 of Month 3).
Similarly, Valentine's Day would be minatimu (south day of east sayo), or yoma pa'o te sayo uepa'o (Day 8 of Month 18).
Also, Christmas would be honupana (turtle day of rain sayo), or yoma uema'o te sayo ueya'o (Day 14 of Month 15).

Sayomaha

The “long count” calendar for Kala that I call sayomaha (big calendar). Each year is given a totem just as days on the sayoma. chose to begin my “long count” at 3500 BCE, as that is generally accepted as the “proto-literate period” of Mesopotamia, followed closely by the independent development of writing in Mesoamerica some four centuries later.

  • 19 yoma (days) = sayo (month)
  • 19 sayo (months) = anyo (year)
  • 19 anyo (years) = sanyo (generation, era)
  • 19 sanyo (eras) = uepya (age, 361 years)
  • 19 uepya (ages) = tsa'atli (epoch, 6859 years)

Based on this, each year is marked by three totems, Troy was founded in approximately (3000 BCE) kaya te mina te tlatsa, or “earth year of south era of fire age”. Other examples are listed below:

  • The Hồng Bàng dynasty was founded in honu te honu te tlatsa, or “turtle year of turtle era of fire age” (2897 BCE)
  • Ramesses II begins his reign of Egypt in timu te kita te kaya, or “east year of north era of earth age” (1279 BCE)
  • The Continental Congress ratifies the declaration by the United States of its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in honu te honu te pana, or “turtle year of turtle era of rain age” (1776 CE)

Sayoma

  • In the chart below, each column represents a sayo, or 'month' and the rows are the yoma, or days.
Sayoma
ketla tlatsa kita kuatla nyepa kuya kaya mina masa yama nila maya nisi honu pana yana yasa timu tanka
ketla 21-Mar 9-Apr 28-Apr 17-May 5-Jun 24-Jun 13-Jul 1-Aug 20-Aug 8-Sep 27-Sep 16-Oct 4-Nov 23-Nov 12-Dec 31-Dec 19-Jan 7-Feb 2-Mar
tlatsa 22-Mar 10-Apr 29-Apr 18-May 6-Jun 25-Jun 14-Jul 2-Aug 21-Aug 9-Sep 28-Sep 17-Oct 5-Nov 24-Nov 13-Dec 1-Jan 20-Jan 8-Feb 3-Mar
kita 23-Mar 11-Apr 30-Apr 19-May 7-Jun 26-Jun 15-Jul 3-Aug 22-Aug 10-Sep 29-Sep 18-Oct 6-Nov 25-Nov 14-Dec 2-Jan 21-Jan 9-Feb 4-Mar
kuatla 24-Mar 12-Apr 1-May 20-May 8-Jun 27-Jun 16-Jul 4-Aug 23-Aug 11-Sep 30-Sep 19-Oct 7-Nov 26-Nov 15-Dec 3-Jan 22-Jan 10-Feb 5-Mar
nyepa 25-Mar 13-Apr 2-May 21-May 9-Jun 28-Jun 17-Jul 5-Aug 24-Aug 12-Sep 1-Oct 20-Oct 8-Nov 27-Nov 16-Dec 4-Jan 23-Jan 11-Feb 6-Mar
kuya 26-Mar 14-Apr 3-May 22-May 10-Jun 29-Jun 18-Jul 6-Aug 25-Aug 13-Sep 2-Oct 21-Oct 9-Nov 28-Nov 17-Dec 5-Jan 24-Jan 12-Feb 7-Mar
kaya 27-Mar 15-Apr 4-May 23-May 11-Jun 30-Jun 19-Jul 7-Aug 26-Aug 14-Sep 3-Oct 22-Oct 10-Nov 29-Nov 18-Dec 6-Jan 25-Jan 13-Feb 8-Mar
mina 28-Mar 16-Apr 5-May 24-May 12-Jun 1-Jul 20-Jul 8-Aug 27-Aug 15-Sep 4-Oct 23-Oct 11-Nov 30-Nov 19-Dec 7-Jan 26-Jan 14-Feb 9-Mar
masa 29-Mar 17-Apr 6-May 25-May 13-Jun 2-Jul 21-Jul 9-Aug 28-Aug 16-Sep 5-Oct 24-Oct 12-Nov 1-Dec 20-Dec 8-Jan 27-Jan 15-Feb 10-Mar
yama 30-Mar 18-Apr 7-May 26-May 14-Jun 3-Jul 22-Jul 10-Aug 29-Aug 17-Sep 6-Oct 25-Oct 13-Nov 2-Dec 21-Dec 9-Jan 28-Jan 16-Feb 11-Mar
nila 31-Mar 19-Apr 8-May 27-May 15-Jun 4-Jul 23-Jul 11-Aug 30-Aug 18-Sep 7-Oct 26-Oct 14-Nov 3-Dec 22-Dec 10-Jan 29-Jan 17-Feb 12-Mar
maya 1-Apr 20-Apr 9-May 28-May 16-Jun 5-Jul 24-Jul 12-Aug 31-Aug 19-Sep 8-Oct 27-Oct 15-Nov 4-Dec 23-Dec 11-Jan 30-Jan 18-Feb 13-Mar
nisi 2-Apr 21-Apr 10-May 29-May 17-Jun 6-Jul 25-Jul 13-Aug 1-Sep 20-Sep 9-Oct 28-Oct 16-Nov 5-Dec 24-Dec 12-Jan 31-Jan 19-Feb 14-Mar
honu 3-Apr 22-Apr 11-May 30-May 18-Jun 7-Jul 26-Jul 14-Aug 2-Sep 21-Sep 10-Oct 29-Oct 17-Nov 6-Dec 25-Dec 13-Jan 1-Feb 20-Feb 15-Mar
pana 4-Apr 23-Apr 12-May 31-May 19-Jun 8-Jul 27-Jul 15-Aug 3-Sep 22-Sep 11-Oct 30-Oct 18-Nov 7-Dec 26-Dec 14-Jan 2-Feb 21-Feb 16-Mar
yana 5-Apr 24-Apr 13-May 1-Jun 20-Jun 9-Jul 28-Jul 16-Aug 4-Sep 23-Sep 12-Oct 31-Oct 19-Nov 8-Dec 27-Dec 15-Jan 3-Feb 22-Feb 17-Mar
yasa 6-Apr 25-Apr 14-May 2-Jun 21-Jun 10-Jul 29-Jul 17-Aug 5-Sep 24-Sep 13-Oct 1-Nov 20-Nov 9-Dec 28-Dec 16-Jan 4-Feb 23-Feb 18-Mar
timu 7-Apr 26-Apr 15-May 3-Jun 22-Jun 11-Jul 30-Jul 18-Aug 6-Sep 25-Sep 14-Oct 2-Nov 21-Nov 10-Dec 29-Dec 17-Jan 5-Feb 24-Feb 19-Mar
tanka 8-Apr 27-Apr 16-May 4-Jun 23-Jun 12-Jul 31-Jul 19-Aug 7-Sep 26-Sep 15-Oct 3-Nov 22-Nov 11-Dec 30-Dec 18-Jan 6-Feb 25-Feb 20-Mar

Totems

  • Each of the 19 days and "months" can be referred to with totems. The totems represent directions, natural phenomena and animals.
color ketla
red
kuya
green
nila
blue
yana
yellow
element tlatsa
fire
kaya
earth
maya
water
yasa
wind
direction kita
north
mina
south
nisi
west
timu
east
animal kuatla
snake
masa
deer
honu
turtle
tanka
eagle
natural
phenomena
nyepa
cloud
yama
mountain
pana
rain
maua
flower

Weekdays

  • Each of the 7 days of the week can be referred to with elemental totems or numbers. The numbering begins on Thursday.
Kala (totems) numbered English
yosama
(day of sun)
mayoma
day four
Sunday
yokunye
(day of moon)
yayoma
day five
Monday
yotlatsa
(day of fire)
tsayoma
day six
Tuesday
yomaya
(day of water)
kayoma
day seven
Wednesday
yomito
(day of tree)
nayoma
day one
Thursday
yomola
(day of gold)
tayoma
day two
Friday
yokaya
(day of Earth)
hayoma
day three
Saturday
  • NB: It's important not to confuse "yomaya (day of water)" with "yayoma (day five)".

Clock

  • The Kala daily clock is 8 hours long.
Kala 24 hour clock totem
na'o 03:00 hrs manota
rooster
ta'o 06:00 hrs sama
sun
ha'o 09:00 hrs punka
fruit
ma'o 12:00 hrs yotso
midday, noon
ya'o 15:00 hrs
(3 p.m.)
tsa'i
tea
tsa'o 18:00 hrs
(6 p.m.)
otso
wolf
ka'o 21:00 hrs
(9 p.m.)
kunye
moon
pa'o 00:00 hrs
(12 a.m.)
huatso
midnight
  • yomua (morning) is na'o until ma'o (3 a.m. - noon)
  • puama (evening) is ya'o until pa'o (3 p.m. - midnight)
  • yoma (day) is ha'o until tsa'o (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • yohua (night) is ka'o until ta'o (9 p.m. - 6 a.m.)

Examples

2:38 p.m. - tsima ma'o ma ta'iha'o ma punu haka'o (hour 4 and ⅔ and minute 38) / tata'o punu ma'e tsima ya'o (22 minute before hour 5)
Friday - tayoma (2nd day) / yoma ola (gold day)
November 22nd - tankanisi (eagle day of west sayo) / yoma uesa'o te sayo ueha'o (19th day of 13th sayo)
1963 - nila nyepa yana (blue year of cloud era of yellow age)
9:03 a.m. - tsima ha'o ma punu ha'o (hour 3 and minute 3)
Tuesday - tsayoma (6th day) / yoma tlatsa (fire day)
September 11th - kuatlayama (snake day of mountain sayo) / yoma ma'o te sayo ue'o (4th day of 10th sayo)
2001 - nila kaya yana (blue year of earth era of yellow age)