4750 BC was set as its first year in the 1950s, based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian nationalist magazine Gilgamesh; the first came in 1952 and written by Nimrod Simono and dealt with the Akitu festival, then an article by Jean Alkhas in 1955 (April, issue 34) fixed the year 4750 BC as the starting point. Alkhas referenced his information to a French archaeologist, whom he did not name, as stating that a cuneiform tablet dating to 4750 BC mentioned the year of the calming of the great flood and beginning of life.
The Assyrian new year is still celebrated every year with festivals and gatherings. As of January 2020 AD, it is the 6770th year of the Assyrian calendar, and this calendar is used among many Assyrian communities. It begins 4,750 years before the Gregorian calendar; to calculate the current year (after April 1) in the Assyrian calendar, add 4750 to the current Georgian calendar year (4750 + 2020 = Assyrian year 6770).
|Season||Syriac||Transliteration||Arabic||Description||Blessed by||Days||Gregorian calendar|
|Month of Happiness||Enlil||31||April|
|Month of Love||Haya||31||May|
|Month of Building||Sin||31||June|
|Month of Harvesting||Tammuz||31||July|
|Month of Ripening of Fruits||Shamash||31||August|
|Month of Sprinkling of Seeds||Ishtar||31||September|
|Month of Giving||Anu||30||October|
|Month of Awakening of Buried Seeds||Marduk||30||November|
|? ?||K?n?n Qm||?
|Month of Conceiving||Nergal||30||December|
|Winter||? ?||K?n?n [?]?r?y||?
|Month of Resting||Nasho||30||January|
|Month of Flooding||Raman||30||February|
|Month of Evil Spirits||Rokhaty||29||March|