MELA's PERSIAN CATALOGING MANUAL

MONTHS

Persian solar months used in Iran -- Islamic lunar months -- Persian solar months used in Afghanistan -- seasons -- correspondences between the months

Persian solar months used in Iran

Farvardīn فروردین
Urdībihist اردیبهشت
Khurdād خرداد
Tīr تیر
Murdād مرداد
Shahrīvar شهریوار
Mihr مهر
Ābān آبان
Āz̲ar آذر
Day دى
Bahman بهمن
Isfand اسفند

Islamic lunar months

Muḥarram محرم
 Ṣafar صفر
Rabī‘ al-Awwal ربيع الاول
Rabī‘ al-Thānī ربيع الثاني
Jumādá al-Ulá جمادى الاولى
Jumādá al-Ākhirah / Jumādá al-Thānī جمادى الآخرة / جمادى الثاني
Rajab رجب
Sha‘bān شعبان
Ramaḍān رمضان
Shawwāl شوال
Dhū al-Qa‘dah ذو القعدة
Dhū al-Ḥijjah ذو الحجة

Persian solar months used in Afghanistan

Ḥamal حمل
S̲awr ثور
Jawzā جوزا
Saraṭān سرطان
Asad اسد
Sunbulah سنبله
Mīzān میزان
ʻAqrab عقرب
Qaws قوس
Jadī جدی
dalwa ? دلو
Ḥawt حوت

Seasons

bahār (spring) بهار
tābistān (summer) تابستان
pāyīz (fall) پاییز
zamistān (winter) زمستان

Correspondences

used in Iran used in Afghanistan (Dari) Gregorian dates

Pushto
(NOT preferred romanization)

Farvardīn Ḥamal March 21-April 19 Wray
Urdībihist S̲awr April 20-May 20 Ghwayay
Khurdād Jawzā May 21-June 20 Ghbargolay
Tīr Saraṭān June 21-July 22 Chungāsḥ
Murdād Asad July 23-August 22 Zmaray
Shahrīvar Sunbulah August 23-September 22 Wazḥay
Mihr Mīzān September 23-October 22 Talah
Ābān ʻAqrab October 23-November 21 Laram
Āz̲ar Qaws November 22-December 21 Līnday
Day Jadī December 22-January 19 Marghomay
Bahman dalwa ? January 20-February 18 Salwâgha
Isfand Ḥawt February 19-March 20 Kab