Calendar Terms

This page contains general calendar terms such as months, days of the week, holidays, and seasons.

Seasons

spring – behu (BAY-hoo)

summer – masje (MAH-sjay)

fall – nato xwanyi (NAH-toh XWAH-nyee)

winter – tanyi (TAH-nyee)

Months

January – Mįnke Kiruxe (meeⁿng-KAY kee-ROO-xay)

February – Pesge Bi Etawe (PAY-sgay bee ay-TAH-way)

March – Bi ‘Ų Ninge (bee ‘ooⁿ NEENG-ay)

April – Ma K’anye (mah k’AH-nyay)

May – Wixroinge (wee-XROH-eeng-ay)

June – Mąðe ‘Ųnye (MAHⁿ-ðay ‘OOⁿ-nyay)

July – Che Kiruxe (chay kee-ROO-xay)

August – Huma Yochinge (HOO-mah yoh-CHEENG-ay)

September – Ta Miną Xemara (tah MEE-nahⁿ xeh-MAH-rah)

October – Ta Kiruxe (tah kee-ROO-xay)

November – Ta He Waso (tah hay wah-SOH)

December – Mųnje T’ąwe (MOOⁿN-jay t’AHⁿ-way)

Days of the Week

Monday – Hąwe Iyąnki (HAHⁿ-way ee-YAHⁿNG-kee)

Tuesday – Hąwe Nuwe (HAHⁿ-way NOO-way)

Wednesday – Hąwe Danyi (HAHⁿ-way DAH-nyee)

Thursday – Hąwe Dowe (HAHⁿ-way DOH-way)

Friday – Hąwe Thatą (HAHⁿ-way THAH-tahⁿ)

Saturday – Hąwe Ukithre (HAHⁿ-way oo-KEE-thray)

Sunday – Hąwe Waxonyitą (HAHⁿ-way wah-XOH-nyee-tahⁿ)

Moon Phases

New Moon – Bi ch’e ke (bi ch’EH kay)

Full Moon – Bidąwe (bee-DAHⁿ-way)

Half Moon – Bi ukithre (bee oo-KEE-thray)

Holidays

New Year’s Day – Hąwe Banyi Chege Jire (HAHⁿ-way BAH-nyee CHAY-gay jee-RAY)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Hąnjege Hąwe Etawe (HAHⁿN-jay-geh HAHⁿ-way ay-TAH-way)

Groundhog Day – Hąwe Irowąðe Gradasge (HAHⁿ-way ee-ROH-wahⁿ-ðay grah-DAH-sgay)

Valentine’s Day – Hąwe Nąnje Uk’ųnye (HAHⁿ-way NAHⁿN-jay ook’-OOⁿ-nyay)

President’s Day – Hįntugą Hinye Hąwe Etewi (heeⁿn-TOO-gahⁿ HEE-nyay HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

St. Patrick’s Day – Hąwe Wonayį Xato (HAHⁿ-way WOH-nah-yeeⁿ XAH-toh)

April Fool’s Day – Hąwe Irosgagrąnye (HAHⁿ-way ee-ROH-sgah-grahⁿ-nyay)

Good Friday – Hąwe Hįyino Ch’ehinye (HAHⁿ-way heeⁿ-YEE-noh ch’EH-hee-nyay)

Easter – Hąwe Ginyikihi (HAHⁿ-way gee-NYEE-kee-hee)

Earth Day – Hina Mayą Hąwe Etawe (HEE-nah MAH-yahⁿ HAHⁿ-way ay-TAH-way)

Arbor Day – Hąwe Na Uyunye (HAHⁿ-way nah oo-YOO-nyay)

Mother’s Day – Hina Hąwe Etewi (HEE-nah HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Armed Forces Day – Hįntugą Dotą Hąwe Etewi (heeⁿn-TOO-gahⁿ doh-TAHⁿ HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Memorial Day – Hąwe Grathųnye (HAHⁿ-way grah-THOOⁿ-nyay)

Flag Day – Pąthka Gibrabra Hąwe (PAHⁿ-thkah gee-BRAH-brah HAHⁿ-way)

Father’s Day – Hįnka Hąwe Etewi (HEEⁿNG-kah HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Independence Day – Hąwe Kirakihinye (HAHⁿ-way kee-RAH-kee-hee-nyay)

Senior Citizen’s Day – S’age Hąwe Etewi (s’AH-gay HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Labor Day – Wa’ų Wą’shige Hąwe Etewi (wah’-OOⁿ WAHⁿ’-shee-gay HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Leif Erikson Day – Umeri Wange Hąwe Etawe (oo-MEH-ree WAHNG-ay HAHⁿ-way ay-TAH-way)

Columbus Day – Wą’shige Xwanyi Hąwe Etawe (WAHⁿ’-shee-gay XWAH-nyee HAHⁿ-ay ay-TAH-way)

Halloween – Wanaxe Naha Hąhe Etewi (wah-NAH-xay nah-HAH HAHⁿ-hay ay-TAY-wee)

Veterans Day – Wangkwasose Hąwe Etewi (wahng-KWAH-SOH-say HAHⁿ-way ay-TAY-wee)

Thanksgiving – Hąwe Wenawehinye (HAHⁿ-way WAY-nah-way-hee-nyay)

Christmas – Hąwe Wakąndeyinge Tųnye (HAHⁿ-way wah-KAHⁿN-day-eeng-ay TOOⁿ-nyay)

New Year’s Eve – Hąwe Banyi Chege Jire Etagi (HAHⁿ-way BAH-nyee CHAY-gay jee-RAY AY-tah-gee)