Overlithe

   A Hobbit holiday.
   Just like the modern Gregorian calendar, the Shire Calendar regulated time by adding an extra day every four years. This extra day was known as the Overlithe: it occurred between Mid-year's Day and the second of the two normal Lithedays. It was treated as a special holiday by the inhabitants of the Shire.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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