*Please see the note below before ordering.
The Azanlilεn Gànlɔdó, Calendar, is officially here and available for order! We are proud to introduce you all to our very first publicized official calendar since Gànlɔdó was founded in 2012. Our calendar contains all of the specific sacred and civic days observed by Gànlɔdó. Each vibrantly fully colored page has information on and images in relation to particular deities worshipped at Gànlɔdó. In addition, some pages contain some direct Fɔn proverbial knowledge. An aesthetic jewel, this calendar is probably one of the most colorful and vibrant calendars you will ever see. Though naturally a wall calendar, the Azanlilεn Gànlɔdó can rightfully be used as a coffee table centerpiece which is bound to be a conversation piece. The beginning calendar time is counted from 6256 years before Sundokpo 1, 6256 (March 20, 2015 Gregorian year). Thus, the African Vodun year as observed by Gànlɔdó is referred to as "YC" or "Year of the Clan". It was 6256 years ago that the major Mawuyi clans, ethnic groups, royal houses and dynastic lines were solidified and took on a permanent identity (with others later mixing to form newer groups). Our days are counted from sunrise to sunrise. We have included on the calendar our moon fasts, holy days both ancient and New Afrikan, observation days, and more. Those purchasing this calendar are eligible to receive additional information concerning certain aspects of the calendar upon request.
Our calendar is a wall calendar on Premium 100# Gloss Book stock. Each month is printed in full color 11" x 8 1/2" format with metal spiral binding. The method used is of a higher quality than traditional offset printing.
Above: front cover
The two images above show how the calendar page would look unfolded.
Our custom wall calendar is one of the greenest you'll find anywhere. Our paper stock is from environmentally sustainable forests. They are printed with a waterless print process which not only conserves trees, but reduces air pollution, saves water and decreases waste.
*Note- This calendar very likely will take up to 3 weeks to arrive to you. By ordering this product you acknowledge that this product will take up to three weeks to arrive to you. Yo ualso acknowledge that the exact addressyou give is the address we ship to. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for returns or refunds to customers who submit an address opposite of the one that they needed to submit for delivery.
Posted by Theryka on 2nd Aug 2015
The colors pop out on this calendar in an amazing spirit. It eases the eyes and the soul. This is very lovely. But there is even a lot of good information in this. Honestly, I never thought about there being an African calendar outside of the usual January - December calendar we all know. And I did not think it was all that important. But this calendar let's me see the importance. We can now have our own in every aspect.
Posted by Bev (Akweya) on 7th May 2015
I am quite impressed with this work. It causes me to reorient my sense of time. The African months, days, etc are presented without apology. The quality of the gloss paper is top notch. Highly recommended!
Posted by Don on 7th May 2015
It is with pride that I own a very well put together calendar that is talking about our culture. I have seen many calendars from other traditions very well put together. This was the first time I saw an African calendar. And this one is really an African calendar. They do not even reference the Gregorian months or any names for their days at all. He now see that there is true hope for our traditions with work like this being done.
My ultrachristian relatives even want one because they say they have never known African traditions to be expressed in such different and eye catching ways. It ends up being the convo piece at weekly gatherings with friends.
Posted by Jabila Hansone on 7th May 2015
The colors of this calendar are absolutely amazing. The use of proverbs all throughout couples with the profound deity drawings/painting is one of a kind. This is good for the wall, coffee table and the mind. I admire the work you do there.