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Mid-year's Day is the middle day of the year that roughly corresponds with the summer solstice or Midsummer.
In the context of the Shire-reckoning, the middle day is the second of the Lithedays, falling between 1 Lithe and 2 Lithe, and (as the Overlithe) had no weekday name. In the Shire, the Free Fair is held on the White Downs during these Lithedays.
Events that occurred on Mid-year's Day:
- F.A. 472
- Beginning of the Fifth Battle of Beleriand: Nirnaeth Arnœdiad
- F.A. 498
- Túrin weds Níniel in Brethil.
- F.A. 510
- The Fall of Gondolin
- T.A. 2941
- Thorin and Company depart from Rivendell.
- T.A. 3013
- Will Whitfoot is elected (or re-elected) to the post of Mayor of Michel Delving at the Free Fair held on the White Downs.
- T.A. 3018
- Gandalf meets Radagast, then leaves a letter with Barliman Butterbur to be sent to Frodo, and tells him to expect a Mr. Underhill. Gandalf leaves for Orthanc, Barliman forgets to mail the letter.
- T.A. 3019
- Wedding of Aragorn II and Arwen.
- T.A. 3020
- Frodo resigns office of Deputy Mayor and Will Whitfoot is restored as a Mayor.
- Fo.A. 6
- Will Whitfoot resigns as Mayor of Michel Delving, and Samwise Gamgee is elected in his place.
- Fo.A. 55
- At the Free Fair on the White Downs, Samwise Gamgee resigns as Mayor of the Shire.
- Fo.A. 61
- Death of Rose Cotton, the wife of Samwise Gamgee.