This calculator converts a date to an Armenian calendar date and vice versa.
Like the Ancient Egyptian Calendar, the Armenian calendar was a 365 days calendar with 12 months of 30 days and one intercalary period of 5 days. So the date conversion logic is almost the same, except for the epoch of the Armenian calendar. The Armenian calendar epoch (the first day of the calendar) is July 11th, 552 C.E. (Julian calendar)1 or July 13th, 552 proleptic Gregorian calendar. The calculator below converts an Armenian date to a Gregorian date.
The following calculator performs the reverse transformation from the Gregorian calendar date to the Armenian one.
The Armenian calendar summary
The Armenian calendar is a calendar system used in Armenia and the Armenian Apostolic Church. It was introduced in 552 AD by Saint Mesrop Mashtots and is based on the ancient Armenian solar calendar.
|Days in a year||365|
|Effective date (Julian)||460B.C.E.2, Reformed on July 11th 584|
|Epoch (Julian)||July 11th 552|
|Days in a year||365|
|Days in a month||30, 5|
Armenian calendar months
The names of the months are derived from ancient Armenian gods, historical events, and agricultural practices.
|Month #||Month name||Number of days|
Days of the month
A day of the month in the Armenian calendar has its own name. Еach day is associated with a specific saint or event in the Armenian Apostolic Church. The month day names are listed in the table below.
|Day #||Day name|
The days of the intercalary month were sometimes named after the five "wandering stars".3
|Day #||Day name||Meaning|
The Armenian calendar went out of service in 1923 and was replaced with Gregorian calendar. The reform was introduced by the Soviet Union to all its territories, including Armenia, to simplify administrative procedures and make communication and coordination easier. The Armenian Apostolic Church, however, continued to use the traditional Armenian calendar for liturgical purposes, and it is still in use today.
Although the Armenian calendar is no longer used for civil purposes, it remains an important part of Armenian culture and heritage.