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|Months in the Shire Calendar|
Afteryule was the first month of the Shire calendar, thirty days immediately following the holiday of Yule (hence its name), and approximately corresponding to modern 23 December through 21 January. This month was called Frery in Bree and in the Eastfarthing
The name represents a modernization of the Old English name for January, æfterra ġēola.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
- ↑ Arden R. Smith, "The Shire month-names", Mellonath Daeron - The Language Guild of the Forodrim (accessed 23 March 2023)