The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Interactive Calendar

This interactive calendar allows you to compare and convert dates from the modern Gregorian calendar and various calendars from Tolkien's work. Just select a date from any of the drop-down lists to see the dates recalculated.

Shire Calendar
Shire Calendar (adjusted)
Modern (Gregorian) Calendar
Calendar of Bree
Calendar of Númenor
Stewards' Reckoning
Reckoning of Rivendell

Anniversaries and Events

III 2890 Birth of Bilbo Baggins in the Shire.
III 2968 Birth of Frodo Baggins in the Shire.
III 3001 Bilbo Baggins' Birthday Party and farewell feast.
III 3018 In Rohan, Gandalf overtakes Shadowfax. Meanwhile, far to the north, Black Riders reach the borders of the Shire.
III 3019 Saruman enters the Shire.
III 3021 Frodo and Sam meet the Last Riding of the Keepers.
IV 61 Sam Gamgee departs from the Shire. He is said to have passed over the Sea into the West.

Notes

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In Appendix D of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien says, '...March 25, the date of the downfall of the Barad-dûr, would correspond to our March 27, if our years began at the same seasonal point.' In fact our years do not begin at the same point, but this 'Adjusted' date represents the date as it would be on the Shire Calendar if they did.

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