Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As this year’s Christmas gift we present our Shire Calendar for 2017 (1394 S.R.) in which the Gregorian dates are translated into the dates of the Shire Reckoning according to the Reform of Our Calendar which is based upon Tolkien’s calculations published in Ch. Scull’s and W. G. Hammond’s A Reader’s Companion, p.p. xlv-l (note that our 25 December is the equivalent of 2 Yule or New Year’s Day like it was in the Catholic reckoning in mediaeval England). Our calendar’s order is borrowed from the publication of Steve Pillinger from 1981 to 1982 about which you can read on Tolkien Gateway.
The Calendar with two illustrations presenting artists’ vision of Lúthien Tinúviel (one by Tom Loback and the other by Ryszard „Galadhorn” Derdziński) can be downloaded in the PDF format. Note the use of the Elvish letters and numerals (in the decimal system) according to Tengwar mode for Westron (English). Key for the numbers can be found below.
This Calendar is a small tribute to our great Friend and artistic master, Tom Loback (1949-2015).