In line with other African calendars, albeit that they normally start in September, the Basotho calendar has the ploughing season followed by the harvesting and initiation seasons.
Ancient Africa had calendar systems centuries and centuries ago. Egypt had a calendar which was based on a 360 day year, composed of three seasons of four months apiece and thirty days per month. Although the calendar officially was 360 days, there was a separate period at the beginning of each year of five days. The Africans who used this calendar dedicated these year-opening days to feasts, celebrations and for the performance of sacred rites. It was in fact an extended New Years celebration and commemoration. http://www.panafricanperspective.com/calendar/