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The Assyrian calendar is a
lunar-based calendar which begins in the year 4750 BC, inspired by the purported date of the foundation of
Assur, (Assur was in fact founded over 2000 years later)
 notably based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian nationalist magazine Gilgamesh, edited by the brothers
Addi Alkhas and
Jean Alkhas and
Nimrod Simono. The
year begins with the first sight of
Spring. The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of 2017
AD, it is the 6767th year of the Assyrian calendar, and this calendar is used among many
Assyrianist Syriac communities.
It begins 4,750 years before the
Gregorian calendar. For example, it is set out like this: 2017+4750 = Assyrian year 6767.