Do you celebrate Durin's Day?

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  1. lotrfox

    lotrfox Looking up to Eru

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    A week ago was Durin's Day for this year, and I had no idea how to celebrate it. I looked but no one had posted anything about it. I ended up just going out to eat for Dwarves are always up for a big feast. Yet I'm not sure I differentiated it too well from my celebration of Hobbit Day: a 7-course meal to go along with the movies, which play for the duration of the day and of course, fireworks. So I was wondering, how do you all celebrate Durin's Day, if you do?
     
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    Hi there!
    Personally, I had no idea that it was last week. However, now you have mentioned it, I think I'm going to celebrate it next year. I would definitely agree that some sort of feast is a great idea, however the people you would have to celebrate with would have to know about Durin's Day. This means that you would have to have specific people to accompany you at your celebratory feast. Despite all this, I'll be sure to celebrate it next year!
     

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    Squint-eyed Southerner Treacherous and Vile

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    I always go out and try to find a hidden door in the side of a mountain, and wait to see if the last light of the sun shines on the keyhole.

    No luck so far. :(
     
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    Never thought about it, but it's suhh a cute idea! What is Hobbit Day? The birthday of Frodo and Bilbo?
     

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    Nameless Thing - Yes, precisely! Hobbit Day is Bilbo's and Frodo's birthdays. Always celebrated on September 22nd.

    Durin's Day obviously is the dwarvish new year and changes every year since it is based on the lunar calendar. I found online that supposedly they are supposedly these dates:
    2018 9 October
    2019 29 October
    2020 17 October
    2021 6 October
    2022 25 October
    2023 15 October
    2024 3 October
    2025 21 October
    Although, I haven't found anything past that.

    And then I also want to start celebrating Tolkien Reading Day, which I assume is more known than the other two (perhaps?). This is on March 25th, to celebrate the date of the destruction of the ring.

    Past these three, I haven't found many concrete/important holidays. If anyone knows of any, I would love to hear! Though as I mentioned before, I have absolutely no idea just how to celebrate these events. My go-to is just to binge-watch all 9 discs (3 for the hobbit and 6 for the extended edition lotr), but I'd prefer to do something a bit more unique.
     
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    I think Durin's Day could be celebrated by something dwarves like: going to the mountains, or visiting a cave or a mine. If you have nothing like that in your area, you could go to a museum about geology or ancient metalworks or jewelleries or something like this. At least I have the feeling that these are things a dwarf would enjoy on his day off.
     
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