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Cormarë

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This article is about a day of celebration in the legendarium. For the series of books published by Walking Tree Publishers, see Cormarë Series.

Cormarë or Ringday was a day of celebrations in Fourth Age Gondor. It was held on September 22 (or Yavannië 30) to celebrate the birthday of Frodo Baggins, destroyer of the One Ring.[1]

Etymology

Cormarë is a Quenya word glossed as "Ringday", apparently containing the unattested word corma ("ring").[2]

Uses outside the legendarium

22 September is a popular "ceremonial" date for founding Tolkien societies. Unquendor (the Netherlands), Eredain (Switzerland), Imladris (Denmark) and several others were founded on this day. Another ceremonial day is 3 January, the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Among fans, 22 September is also commonly observed as the Hobbit Day.

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" , Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)