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Apparantally it is Samwise Gamgee's birthday...

Ainu Laire
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Apr 6 2007, 4:53am


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Today, April 6th (not quite yet that here in California, but close enough). Or, at least according to Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia of Arda. Arda says:

"The date of Sam's birthday is not certain. This date is given in Appendix D of The Lord of the Rings as the date of celebrations on the Party Field in Hobbiton. One explanation is that this was Sam's birthday, but an alternative reason is that this is also the date of the Elvish new year (called Yestare). It is possible, of course, that both explanations are correct, and Sam happened to have been born on this auspicious day."

However, is there anywhere that Tolkien clearly says (as he does with Bilbo's, Frodo's, and Aragorn's birthday) that Sam was born on April 6th, 2980? (Speaking of '2980', I just realized that the date in Appendix B and the date in Appendix C for Sam's birth year are different, at least in my 1994 edition of LOTR. That is really confusing). If anyone can give some light on this subject matter, I would really appreciate it :)

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Apparantally it is Samwise Gamgee's birthday... Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Apr 6 2007, 4:53am
    Re: question about Sam's b-day elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Apr 6 2007, 7:14am
    That's a good question... and I agree that it's Today! Happy Birthday SAM! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 6 2007, 9:26am
        Date noted down, then... Happy Birthday, dear Sam! :-) mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 6 2007, 10:01am
        Oh, Sam! Happy Birthday! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 6 2007, 11:27am
            love how you said... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Apr 9 2007, 3:58pm
        Well, then, date noted! Happy birthday Sam! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Apr 6 2007, 9:05pm
        Thanks for quoting from the Thain's book... elentari3018 Send a private message to elentari3018 Apr 9 2007, 4:00pm
    Happy Birthday! FrodoBagginsLives Send a private message to FrodoBagginsLives Apr 6 2007, 4:37pm

 
 
 

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