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 3018 The Nazgûl attack the Hobbits in a dell beneath Weathertop. Frodo is wounded by a Morgul-knife.
III 3019 Leaving Rivendell on the journey home, Frodo and his companions cross the Ford of Bruinen. Frodo feels pain from his old wound, received exactly a year earlier.
III 3021 Sam returns to Bag End on his faithful pony, Bill.

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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