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The Mandalorian Season 3 Is The First Live-Action Stars Wars Project To Acknowledge The Galactic Standard Calendar

The "Star Wars" universe is synonymous with epic warfare, interplanetary travel, mind-boggling creatures, and technology that's lightyears ahead of anything that we mere earthlings can comprehend. Every single piece of media set in the galaxy far, far away establishes that the franchise is lofty and ambitious. As such, it's easy for viewers to overlook the little slice-of-life moments that lend more gravitas to the overarching lore.

"The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 3 boasts some exciting aerial battles and a daring robbery. However, Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi) and Elia Kane (Katy M. O'Brian) engaging with work colleagues and the citizens of Coruscant reveal some interesting details that go a long way. In one scene, a work colleague of Pershing wishes him a "Happy Benduday." In a subsequent scene, Kane turns toward a grunting creature at the train station and says, "Taungsday, am I right?" Finally, a live-action "Star Wars" project has referenced the Galactic Standard Calendar and provided some more insight into how time is measured in the galaxy.

What is the Galactic Standard Calendar?

The Galactic Standard Calendar is very similar to the regular calendars that we use here on Earth, but there are some differences. Also known as the Coruscant Calendar, it was the main calendar used following the events of the Battle of Yavin in "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope." Historians have used different events as epochs for "Star Wars" calendars throughout the years, but this is arguably the most famous example.

Weeks in the Galactic Standard Calendar comprise five days — Primeday, Centaxday, Taungsday, Zhellday, and Benduday — and a total of seven weeks make up one standard calendar month. Each day consists of 24 hours, the same as our own, and 60 seconds constitute one minute. Additionally, the Galactic Standard Calendar only contains 10 months.

These weren't the only tiny little tidbits of "Star Wars" lore that cropped up on "The Mandalorian" Season 3, Episode 3, either. Listen closely, and you'll also hear mentions of ecumenopolis planets and Coruscant's Galactic Museum, which are mundane details that invite viewers to do some digging into the history of the galaxy far, far away.