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Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:19 pm

On March 25, Third Age 3019, the Ring-bearer completed his Quest and destroyed the One Ring, thereby ending the realm of Sauron and reducing him to a powerless spirit. Ever since, the Kingdom of Gondor has celebrated March 25 as its New Year. Out of universe, March 25 was the start of the new year in England until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the mid-18th century, and was traditionally associated with Easter. On that point, it's worth noting that the Company departed Rivendell on December 25. Wink

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Except that what Tolkien calls "March 25" is actually "25 Rethe" and what we call March 25 is "2 Astron" in the Shire calendar. Tolkien uses our names of the month in the book, but the months of the Shire calendar are of different lengths and there are also several days that are not part of any month, so it's not a one-to-one comparison.

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:37 pm

It's also Tolkien Reading Day.  study 

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Amarië on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:40 pm

And it is Waffle Day too apparently.

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:03 pm

bungobaggins wrote:It's also Tolkien Reading Day.  study 

I always mean to participate in this, but I never get around to it. I would, but I have a bunch of anime I wanna catch up on. Shrugging 
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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Bluebottle on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Isn't every day Tolkien reading day? Laughing 

Tolkien and waffles though. Sounds quite appealing. Hm..

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:21 pm

Right, just let me get this right so I know how much buckie I need to drink- Im celebrating 4 different anniversaries. Right?
Well, best get going then!  drunken drunken drunken drunken cheers drunken drunken drunken jocolor drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken geek drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken Moon drunken drunken :carrot:  :carrot:  :carrot:  drunken drunken drunken drunken No  drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken drunken cheers

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:09 am

Amarië wrote:And it is Waffle Day too apparently.

I can attest to that - my stomach is aking right now pale Somebody brough tons of waffles to work, and nobody was eating, so I ate everything Laughing

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Maybe I'll actually read some Tolkien on Tolkien Reading Day for once. study

Anyway, happy (not actually) Gondorian New Year, everyone!
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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:44 pm

cheers huzzah! I love you

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by azriel on Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:45 pm

Happy Gondorian New Year to you ! Cheerleader

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:00 pm

It's also the Feast of the Annunciation and Maryland Day, so clearly the 25th of March is special. Nod
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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by azriel on Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:28 am

And its my grand daughters 2nd Biffday ! Happy Birthday Door fluff ! ( its her nickname ) Very Happy

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:59 pm

Happy birthday Door Fluff! Very Happy


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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by azriel on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:36 am

God I love cats ! hes so cute !! Thankyou Figgy Very Happy

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Bluebottle on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:52 pm

Damn, I missed out for the second year runnig on reading Tolkien while eating waffles. Mad

I will though. #lifeambition

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Tinuviel on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:48 pm

I just had a terrible realization. Didn't the Hobbit come out on DVD on Tuesday? Or was that Monday? Lovely coincidence No No No

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:01 pm

Bluebottle wrote:Damn, I missed out for the second year runnig on reading Tolkien while eating waffles.  Mad

To be fair, waffles are awesome.

I ended up reading a bunch of early FOTR Book 1 stuff last night on a whim, and it was as great as ever.  That's the portion of LOTR that I've read the most, largely because of various abortive attempts at re-reading the entire book, but it does also have some of my favorite moments.  Frodo's last view of Crickhollow, for instance.  And I forgot just how funny Pippin's wisecracks are.  I don't wanna just go on and on listing stuff I liked, but it really is a phenomenal book and it's always nice to be reminded of that.
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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:53 pm

The early FotR chapters are my favourite parts too Very Happy I can't just pick up the book and read a chapter here, or a few pages there, though, that only ends up with me rereading the entire thing Laughing

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:13 pm

yeah mine too Nod

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Bluebottle on Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:34 pm

I always fall in love with the story again when reading those early parts. Nod

(Though I've had some abortive attempts at re-reading the entire book too. Sofa )

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Bluebottle wrote:Damn, I missed out for the second year runnig on reading Tolkien while eating waffles.  Mad

To be fair, waffles are awesome.

Ah, well. Let's make a deal to tackle this reading Tolkien while eating waffles thing next Gondorian New Year then. Wink Who knows, perhaps we could even make it into a forum event. Razz

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:55 pm

I think Book 3 is my favorite on the whole, but I also really like Book 5. I've read Books 2 and 4 comparatively the fewest, and always felt like I was under-appreciating 4 in particular, so I might try re-reading just those some time, since that's easier to fit into my schedule.

And I'd certainly be down for a waffles and Tolkien day. Nod
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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by azriel on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:27 pm

Mmmm, with lashings of Ice cream & maple syrup !

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by halfwise on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:29 pm

Yep, Book 3 (Rohan stuff) and Book 5 (Minas Tirith stuff) are my favorites as well. I used to prefer 3 but have grown into preferring 5. Frodo and Sam stuff is harder to get into: Frodo's a bore, even Tolkien admitted it.

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Re: Happy Gondorian New Year!

Post by Eldorion on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:50 pm

It's kinda weird since Faramir is my favorite character, but yeah, I've always struggled with Book 4. I think Frodo may have grown on me as I've grown up though so I should give it another try sometime in the not too distant future.
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