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New Reckoning

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The New Reckoning was the calendar system introduced in Gondor shortly after the War of the Ring and intended to replace the Stewards' Reckoning. Its chief feature was that the year began on the anniversary of the destruction of the Ring.[1]

[edit] Structure

Month number Quenya Sindarin Relationship to Shire Calendar
  Yestarë 25 Rethe
1 Víressë Gwirith 26 Rethe to 25 Astron
2 Lótessë Lothron 26 Astron to 25 Thrimidge
3 Nárië Nórui 26 Thrimidge to 25 Forelithe
4 Cermië Cerveth 26 Forelithe to 22 Afterlithe (21 in leap years)
5 Úrimë Urui 23 (22) Afterlithe to 22 (21) Wedmath
6 Yavannië Ivanneth 23 (22) Wedmath to 22 Halimath
  1 Enderë 23 Halimath
  Loëndë 24 Halimath
  2 Enderë 25 Halimath
7 Narquelië Narbeleth 26 Halimath to 25 Winterfilth
8 Hísimë Hithui 26 Winterfilth to 25 Blotmath
9 Ringarë Girithron 26 Blotmath to 25 Foreyule
10 Narvinyë Narwain 26 Foreyule to 23 Afteryule
11 Nénimë Nínui 24 Afteryule to 23 Solmath
12 Súlimë Gwaeron 24 Solmath to 23 Rethe
  Mettarë 24 Rethe

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"