24 December 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 177: Yuletide

Yuletide was an ancient festival/holiday period originally celebrated by Northern Men, and later adopted by the Hobbits during the early years of the Third Age. They continued to observe this six-day festival – which, by the time of the War of the Ring, was fixed to occur between 29th Foreyule (December) and 2nd Afteryule (January), with the two Yuledays (the first and last days of the Hobbits’ year) falling in between – throughout the Third Age.


  1. Well speaking of Yule, I suppose this entry's as good a place as any to wish you a merry Christmas. Or Hanukkah. Or Mithras' birthday. Whatever your inclination, hope you have a happy one :)

  2. Thank you! Merry Christmas/happy holidays to you as well! :)

  3. Thanks! We Tolkienites already got a fantastic gift in the Hobbit trailer, I'd say.