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The calendar of the Kingdom of Rhoane, as laid out by the dwarven founders.

Month 1 “‘âfdohyar” Holidays: 1) Ghiluz Durin (Durin’s Day) – 1st of ‘âfdohyar —- 2) gwivashazdînmerag (Treasures of the Land Fest / Harvest Fest) – ends on 16th of ‘âfdohyar

Month 2 “‘âfnarag” Holidays: Yuleblot (aka Mahalmerag or Yule Fest) – starts 20th of ‘âfnarag

Month 3 “‘âfgalab”  Holidays: Yuleblot (aka Mahalmerag or Yule Fest) – ends 18th of âfgalab

Month 4 “‘âfnudkhazâd”  Holidays: Ghiluzkhebabmerag (Forge Day Fest) – 19th of ‘âfnudkhazâd

Month 5 “‘âfanak” 

Month 6 “‘âfmuhudtuzakh” Holidays :muhudtuzakhmerag (Blessed Green Fest / Spring Fest) – 1st till 20th of ‘âfmuhudtuzakh

Month 7 “âfvalasirkha” 

Month 8 “âfghuregablug” Holidays: ghuregbuzramerag (” Deep Ale Fest” / Harnkegger Fest) – 9th till 19th of ‘âfghuregablug

Month 9 “âfghelekvust” Holidays: ghelekvustmerag (Feast of Good Health / Summer Fest) – 3rd till 23rd of ‘âfghelekvust

Month 10 “âfkidhuzabad”

Month 11 “âfizhu” Holidays: Lomil Zatamaradu (Night of the Kill) – evening of the last day of ‘âfizhu

Month 12 “âfhumryanj” Holidays: gwivashazdînmerag (Treasures of the Land Fest / Harvest Fest) – starts on the last day of ‘âfhumryanj

Month 13 “âfthùrag” The 13th month is marked 7 times each 19 years (about every 3 years). In years where âfthùrag is held gwivashazdînmerag (Treasures of the Land Fest / Harvest Fest) – ends on 16th of ‘âfthùrag – (only if ‘âfhumryanj is followed by ‘âfthùrag -otherwise 16th of ‘âfdombar)

Meaning of the Month Names:

âfdohyar “Anvil Moon” Referring to Aulë and the creation of the Dwarves

âfnarag “Dark(ness) Moon” Referring to the time the Dwarves Fathers had to sleep before being awoken

âfgalab “Speaking Moon” Referring to the time the Dwarven Fathers were awoken.

âfnudkhazâd “Two Dwarves” Referring to the 2 surviving Dwarves after the death of Thingol in 502 of the 1st Age (Wars of Beleriand)

âfanak “The Arrival” Referring to the arrival of the Dwarves in Ered Luin in 1250 of the 2nd Age

âfmuhudtuzakh “Blessed Green” Referring to the first days of new life each year – “the first green on the fields”

âfvalasirkha “Moon of Valacirca” Referring to an important constellation of seven stars set in the sky by Varda as an enduring warning to Melkor and his servants. Also formed the symbol of Durin, seen on the doors of Moria.

âfghuregablug “Moon of Food and Ale” Referring to the first wheat harvests and the start of the Ale periode.

âfghelekvust “Moon of Good Health / Moon of Drunkeness” Referring to the period of plenty (of both food and ales) – lead up to the summer feast

âfkidhuz’abad “Moon of the Gold Mountain” Referring to the vast amounts of riches found at Khazad-dûm during the rule of Durin the Deathless

âfizhu “Moon of Few” Referring to the period of few – a period for remembrance and sparse living

âfhumryanj “Double Praise” Referring to the thanks to Mahal – lead up to Durin’s Day Feast and Harvest Feast