The calendar system is a recurring feature in the Final Fantasy series, enabling chronological categorization of historical events. Every world has its own, different calendar system, resulting in several games sharing a calendar.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII series[edit | edit source]

Calendar in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Dates are stylized as either "[ μ ] – εγλ" or "[ ν ] – εγλ". The changeover occurs from [ μ ] – εγλ 0000 to [ ν ] – εγλ 0001, presumably occurring in the wake of the official announcement of the Wutai War ending in February of [ ν ] – εγλ 0001. There are twelve months in a year and seven days in a week.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

The world calendar is similar to the real-world Gregorian calendar, with the same twelve months and year system. The characters' biographies list birthdays, but otherwise the calendar is not mentioned in the game itself.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Gaia's calendar is highly similar to the real-world Gregorian calendar, in that it has the same twelve months and year system. Year 0 is the date when Gaia's environment was recovering from the attempted fusion with Terra and the Shimmering Island began to shine, marking the beginning of Gaia's modern civilization. The story begins on January 15th, 1800 and ends on March 16th. Dates are rarely mentioned in the script, however, bar some inscriptions on statues and such. However, the Final Fantasy IX Ultimania has a full timeline.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The calendar used in Ivalice is the Old Valendia Calendar. It was started by the Galtean Alliance founded by Dynast King Raithwall of House Galtea. Its first year began with the creation of the Alliance.

It is unknown if the Project Memorandum found in the Urutan-Yensa bestiary follows this calendar, but if it does, this calendar would have 29 days in a month, but one year may mean more than 30 months.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

The adoption of a unified calendar system across Eos is known as the start of the M.E. (modern era) time. Dates before this are denoted with A.E (ancient era). The calendar used in Eos is the real-world Gregorian calendar, and has the same twelve months. The modern calendar system was established 755 years ago by the nations of Lucis, Niflheim, Accordo and Tenebrae.[1]

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Ivalician calendar adopts the zodiac dates as the name of their months, although they still refer to the Gregorian calendar for the dates.

Months Dates Duration
Aries March 21 to April 19 30 Days
Taurus April 20 to May 20 31 days
Gemini May 21 to June 20 32 days
Cancer June 21 to July 22 31 days
Leo July 23 to August 21 31 days
Virgo August 22 to September 22 32 days
Libra September 23 to October 22 30 days
Scorpio October 23 to November 21 30 days
Sagittarius November 22 to December 21 30 days
Capricorn December 22 to January 19 28 days
Aquarius January 20 to February 19 31 days
Pisces February 20 to March 20 29 days

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The calendar system advances one day for every step taken on the World Map. There are 5 months, and each month has 20 days in it. Each month is also representative of one of the races of Ivalice. If the number of units in the Clan decreases to 5 or less, a mission will become available in the Pub that allows one to recruit a new unit, whose race depends on the current month.

The months are, in order:

  • Kingmoon - Month of the Humans.
  • Madmoon - Month of the Bangaa.
  • Sagemoon - Month of the nu mou.
  • Huntmoon - Month of the Viera.
  • Bardmoon - Month of the Moogles.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

A year in the Jylland calendar has 12 months, with each month made up of 20 days, so that one full year is the same as 240 days. With the region having four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter, each season spans three months.

The calendar is shown in this table:

Season Months
Spring Greenfire Bloodfire Rosefire
Summer Coppersun Goldsun Silversun
Autumn Ashleaf Mistleaf Emberleaf
Winter Plumfrost Blackfrost Skyfrost

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

Orience uses the RG Calendar which retains the Gregorian calendar system, but having months renamed after elements and dates written in Roman numerals.

The RG Calendar
RG Month Abbreviation Days Long
Ignismens Ign. 31
Aquamens Aqu. 28
Petramens Pet. 31
Ventusmens Ven. 30
Pyromens Pyr. 31
Glacemens Gla. 30
Terramens Ter. 31
Tempestamens Tem. 31
Caleomens Cal. 30
Gelumens Gel. 31
Sileomens Sil. 30
Caelusmens Cae. 31

The game was initially being developed for mobile phones, and the plan was to link real time with the game's progression by creating a calendar on the date the player starts the game, and the events and battles would be marked following along the real date and time. The team wanted to keep the concept of "playing along history" even after the platform was changed.[2]

Final Fantasy Agito[edit | edit source]

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