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Arwen's wedding party arrives in Minas Tirith (approximate date)

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: June 30, 3019

Description:

Upon the very Eve of Midsummer, when the sky was blue as sapphire and white stars opened in the East, but the West was still golden and the air was cool and fragrant, the riders came down the North-way to the gates of Minas Tirith. First rode Elrohir and Elladan with a banner of silver, and then came Glorfindel and Erestor and all the household of Rivendell, and after them came the Lady Galadriel and Celeborn, Lord of Lothlórien, riding upon white steeds and with them many fair folk of their land, grey-cloaked with white gems in their hair; and last came Master Elrond, mighty among Elves and Men, bearing the sceptre of Annúminas, and beside him upon a grey palfrey rode Arwen his daughter, Evenstar of her people.

And Frodo when he saw her come glimmering in the evening, with stars on her brow and a sweet fragrance about her, was moved with great wonder, and he said to Gandalf: 'At last I understand why we have waited! This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away!'

Then the King welcomed his guests, and they alighted; and Elrond surrendered the sceptre, and laid the hand of his daughter in the hand of the King, and together they went up into the High City, and all the stars flowered in the sky.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King


Notes
The actual date of this event is 1 Lithe 3019, but that cannot be represented using modern date software. In the Middle-earth calendar, three days fall between 30 June and 1 July in non-leap years; in order, they are: 1 Lithe, Mid-year's Day (Midsummer), and 2 Lithe.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 25Aug07

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