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Heithinn Dating - EVFS
What is EVFS? EFVS stands for "etter Vinlands fyrste sjå" which means "after the first sighting of Vinland", in Norwegian. Northfolk of old counted their years from important events. The sighting of Vinland (America), by Northmen in the year 1000 is one of those important events. The idea to use the sighting of Vinland, as the basis for counting the years, comes from Norwegian Geirr Tveitt, father of Haoko, father of Ingmar. We feel that this way of counting the years is a good one, because it reflects the accomplishments of Northmen and can be measured from a specific, recorded date. This accomplishment was, for many years, denied and it is time that the knowledge of this great feat, be spread far and wide, and it is our hope that we might help in spreading the word about it, by using this date format. Many thanks go to Ingmar and Haoko and of course, Geirr Tveitt.
Oct. 14th - Nov. 13th - Winter Finding (1st winter month)
These month names are based on the actual Old Norse names for the month or for the blót feast that was held during that month. The Old Norse months began on what was the middle of modern months. Following are my reasons for using the names I present here for the month names.
Winter Finding: The Old Norse word for this month is gormánuðr.
(mánuðr = month) This month was considered the first winter month
and it is on Oct. 14th that the blót-feast, Winter Finding, is held. For
this reason I choose Winter Finding as the name for this month.
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