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21 June - 23 June on a modern calendar (with one extra day in a leap year)
Bree and the villages of the Bree-land
Other names
Known in the Shire as the Lithedays


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  • Updated 16 July 2011
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The days in the middle of the year

A group of three or four days of feasting and celebration that fell between two months in the middle of the Hobbit-calendars. In the Shire, these Summerdays had come to be known as the 'Lithedays'. The name 'Summerdays' was preserved in Bree, however, where they fell between the months of Lithe and Mede. There were normally three Summerdays, of which the central one was Mid-year's Day. In a leap year, however, the number would be extended to four.

See also...

Lithe, Mede, Shire Calendar

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