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To the Elves, 28 March on a modern (Gregorian) calendar; in the calendars of the Dúnedain, modern 22 December
'First day'


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The first day of the year

'First-day', the name used in the Elves' calendars, and those derived from them, for the first day of the year. The actual date of yestarë varied from calendar to calendar; according to the Reckoning of Rivendell, it fell on modern 28 March, while in the calendars of the Númenóreans and their descendants, its modern equivalent would be 22 December.

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