Ancient Egyptian Festival Calendar: Peret

hieroglyphs; Peret

Peret (proyet - emergence or growth) was the second season in the ancient Egyptian calendar. The soil on the banks of the Nile was still very damp from the inundation and the fields were in the perfect condition for planting crops. Although the growing season was actually five months long, Peret (like Akhet and Shemu) was four months long, covering the planting season and early growth of the crops. Peret began early in January and ran until early May (although dates varied due to the movements of the civil calendar).

Month 5; Sf-bdt (Ta-aabet, Tybi, Tobi)

month; Tybi
Day
Festival
1 or 12
festival of Nehebkau ( a.k.a Beginning of Eternity)
13
fAt aHt - "raising the field"
20
sailing of Wadjet
29
sailing of Bast
29
festival of Raising the Willow
30
sailing of Sekhmet / Mut

Month 6; rh-wr (Mekhir, Meshir, Amshir )

month; Tybi
Day
Festival
1
sailing of Anubis
> 10
Going Forth of Wadjet singing in Heliopolis
14
Hb skr sTA skr - two day festival known as "dragging Sokar"
15
a festival known as Abd (month)
16
a festival known as mddnt (half-month)
30
a festival over several days known as "Amun in the festival of raising heaven"


Month 7; rh- nds (Paremhat, Baramhat, Paenamenhotep, Phamenoth)

month; Phamenoth
Day
Festival
1
festival of Ptah
17
hnt nt tA "sailing of the land"
21
festival of Amenhotep I
29 four day festival of Amenhotep I in Deir el-Medina

Month 8; rnwt (Pharmuthi, Paremoude, Barmouda)

month; Pharmuthi
Day
Festival
4
festival of Bast (known as the day of chewing onions for Bast)
5
sailing of Bast
25
harvest festival to Renenutet
27
granary offering to Renenutet

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