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Mid-year's Day occurs in the middle of the year, and according to the Shire Reckoning, between 1 Lithe and 2 Lithe. It is called Loëndë in Quenya.[1]

EventsEdit

Year Events
FA 498 Túrin weds Níniel in Brethil.[2]
c. TA 2778 Thrór draws his Map.
TA 2941 Thorin and Company depart from Rivendell.[3]
TA 3013 A Free Fair is held on the White Downs, at which Will Whitfoot is elected (or re-elected) to the post of Mayor of Michel Delving.[4]
TA 3018 Gandalf leaves a letter to Barliman Butterbur for Frodo Baggins and departs for Orthanc.[5]
TA 3019 Aragorn II Elessar weds Arwen.[6]
TA 3020 Frodo leaves the office of mayor, restoring Will Whitfoot to the position.[6]
FO 6 Will Whitfoot resigns as Mayor of Michel Delving and Samwise Gamgee is elected to the position.[7]
FO 55 At the Free Fair on the White Downs, Samwise Gamgee resigns as Mayor of the Shire.[7]
FO 61 Death of Rosie Cotton, the wife of Samwise Gamgee.[7]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier texts, Mid-year's Day was called "Arendien" before the term Loëndë was used.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, IV: "The Calendars"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part One. The Grey Annals
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, III: "Of the Ordering of the Shire"
  5. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Great Years"
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "Later Events concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"

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