Durin's Day

   A Dwarvish festival of the new year.
   The first day of the Dwarves' year was calculated according to the last new moon of autumn (that is, the new moon that occurs within two weeks of 6 October, on a modern calendar). Not every Dwarves' new year was a Durin's Day, though: Thorin says 'We still call it Durin's Day when the last moon of Autumn and the sun are in the sky together' (ibid). Only a Dwarvish new year where this occurs is technically a Durin's Day.

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

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