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Summerfilth was a non-existent month used jocularly among Shire-hobbits.

After the reform of the Shire Calendar in c. T.A. 2670, each weekday always fell on the same date, and there was no actual month in the calendar that ever started on a Friday. Therefore, the Hobbits would say "on Friday the first of Summerfilth", an expression referring to something that would never happen.

The name 'Summerfilth' is taken from the real month of Winterfilth (approximately equivalent to our October).[1]

[edit] References

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