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Mettarë was the last day of the year;[1] to the Elves, whose calendar started in spring, this was modern 5 April, but to the Dúnedain in Middle-earth, Mettarë fell in winter, on modern 21 December.


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