The Gehennese week is eight days long, and constitutes a quarter of a lunar month. The first week of a month begins with a holiday at new moon, and is called ‘new moon’. The second begins with a holiday at first quarter, and is called ‘first quarter’. Similarly, the third and fourth weeks are ‘full moon’ and ‘third quarter’. The holiday at the beginning of each week is the occasion of militia drill (in the morning), and of religious observances, dramatic performances, games, and partying.

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