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.
Cormarë is a Quenya word glossed as "Ringday", apparently containing the unattested word corma ("ring").
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.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)", Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)