25 March

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Events that occurred on 25 March.

On Earth

In Arda

Inspiration

Tolkien noted in Nomenclature that the date the Ring was destroyed was purposefully chosen. It coincides with the feast of Annunciation or Lady Day, in which the Savior entered the world. Also of note, Tolkien likely chose the 25th of March as the date of the destruction of the One Ring (showing the influence of his Catholic faith) as this is widely believed to have been the day of the death of Jesus Christ.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  2. Kaitlyn Facista, "The Ring & The Cross: Why March 25th is The Most Important Date of all History", Tea With Tolkien (accessed 1 November 2022)