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The sixth month of the calendar of Bree

Months of the year

An Old English name for a summer month, Lithe was used in the Shire Calendar to refer to a period of days around Mid-year's Day. In Bree, the same name was used in a different way, and there Lithe was an entire month, the sixth of the year, roughly corresponding to modern June. It was preceded by Thrimidge, and followed by the Summerdays (the same days that the Shire-hobbits referred to by their use of the word 'Lithe').

See also...

Shire Calendar, Summerdays

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