Ancient Egyptian Festival Calendar: 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)
1 or 12
festival of Nehebkau ( a.k.a Beginning of Eternity)
fAt aHt - "raising the field"
festival of Raising the Willow
Month 6; rh-wr (Mekhir, Meshir, Amshir )
sailing of Anubis
Going Forth of Wadjet
singing in Heliopolis
Hb skr sTA skr - two day festival known as "dragging Sokar
a festival known as Abd (month)
a festival known as mddnt (half-month)
a festival over several days known as "Amun in the festival of raising heaven"
Month 7; rh- nds (Paremhat, Baramhat, Paenamenhotep, Phamenoth)
hnt nt tA "sailing of the land"
festival of Amenhotep I
| four day festival of Amenhotep I in Deir el-Medina
Month 8; rnwt (Pharmuthi, Paremoude, Barmouda)
festival of Bast
(known as the day of chewing onions for Bast)
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