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

1937 Publication of The Hobbit.
III 3018 Gandalf arrives at Crickhollow in Buckland. Finding Frodo gone, he sets out for Bree, which he reaches at night.
III 3018 The Hobbits awake in Bree to find their ponies stolen. Bill Ferny sells them his pony, later called Bill himself. Aragorn leads them out of Bree and into the Wild.
III 3018 Black Riders raid Buckland and Bree in the early morning.

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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