Shire Calendar

For use in all years
(1) Afteryule (4) Astron (7) Afterlithe (10) Winterfilth
** | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

06 | 13 | 20 | 27 | __

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

06 | 13 | 20 | 27 | __

07 | 14 | 21 | 28 | __

++ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

06 | 13 | 20 | 27 | __

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

06 | 13 | 20 | 27 | __

07 | 14 | 21 | 28 | __

(2) Solmath (5) Thrimidge (8) Wedmath (11) Blotmath
__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | __

04 | 11 | 18 | 25 | __

05 | 12 | 19 | 26 | __

(3) Rethe (6) Forelithe* (9) Halimath (12) Foreyule
__ | 03 | 10 | 17 | 24

__ | 04 | 11 | 18 | 25

__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

__ | 04 | 11 | 18 | 25

__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | ++

__ | 03 | 10 | 17 | 24

__ | 04 | 11 | 18 | 25

__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

__ | 04 | 11 | 18 | 25

__ | 05 | 12 | 19 | 26

__ | 06 | 13 | 20 | 27

__ | 07 | 14 | 21 | 28

01 | 08 | 15 | 22 | 29

02 | 09 | 16 | 23 | 30

03 | 10 | 17 | 24 | **

* = Midyear's Day
(Overlithe)
** = Yule ++ = Lithe
Every year began on the first day of the week, Saturday, and ended on the last day of the week, Friday. The Mid-year's Day, and in Leap-years the Overlithe, had no weekday name. The Lithe before Mid-year's Day was called 1 Lithe, and the one after was called 2 Lithe. The Yule at the end of the year was 1 Yule, and that at the beginning was 2 Yule. The Over lithe was a day of special holiday, but it did not occur in any of the years important to the history of the Great Ring. It occurred in 1420, the year of the famous harvest and wonderful summer, and the merrymaking in that year is said to have been the greatest in memory or record.

The Calendar in the Shire differed in several features from ours. The year no doubt was of the same legnth (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 46 seconds), for long ago as those times are now reckoned in years and lives of men, they were not very remote according to the memory of the Earth. It is recorded by the Hobbits that they had no "week" when they were still wandering people, and though they had "months", governed more or less by the Moon, their keeping of dates and calculations of time were vague and inaccurate. In the westlands of Eriador, when they had begun to settle down, they adopted the King's reckoning of the Dunedain, which was ultimately of Eldarin origin; but the Hobbits of the Shire introduced several minor alterations. This calendar, or "Shire Reckoning" as it was called, was eventually adopted also in Bree, except for the Shire usage of counting as Year 1 the year of the colonization of the Shire.

This info. was obtained from The Lord of the Rings: Appendix D: The Calendars.

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