< DCXVII = 617 >
Events in 617
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|12 December:|| ||The Chinese city of Chang’an falls to the rebelling Tang army, beginning the unification of China.|
People in 617
Laurence of Canterbury, Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh, Abu Bakr and Isidore of Seville celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 617 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 522, 533, 539, 550, 561, 567, 578, 589, 595 and 606 in the century before it and 623, 634, 645, 651, 662, 673, 679, 690, 701 and 707 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?617 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 July 2017.