What calendar did the Norse use? The Vikings had a lunar calendar which means they counted the months from new moon to new moon or full moon to full moon. The word month is actually still referred to as the moon in Scandinavia, which in Danish is called ”måned”.
How did Norse count years? The Vikings did not use exact years to date events, a so-called absolute chronology. Instead, they used a relative chronology with reference to the number of years after important events. One could for example date the year by saying “five winters after the Battle of Svolder”.
What holidays do Norse pagans celebrate?
|Late December (winter solstice)||Yule (Midwinter)|
|Late January / early February||Þorrablót|
|Late February / early March||Disting|
What is a Viking celebration called? Yule is an indigenous winter festival celebrated by the Germanic peoples. The earliest references to it are in the form of month names, where the Yule-tide period lasts somewhere around two months, falling along the end of the modern calendar year between what is now mid-November and early January.