On the Start of the New (Hobbit) Year

Happy New Year!

In the Shire, anyway. 🙂

If we were Hobbits, if we lived in the Shire, today would be the first day of the new year, the 2nd of the month of Yule.

Yule is a strange month. It’s only two days long. The first of Yule is the last day of the year. The second of Yule is the first day of the year. And the Hobbits have a winter festival called the Yule Days that lasts from 29 Foreyule (in other words, three days ago) to the 2 Afteryule (which is two days hence and corresponds with our Festivus).

Those Hobbits. They need to lay off the pipeweed, obviously. 😆

So go forth and party. Do festive things. Drink spiced cider and egg nog and eat cookies. And maybe even watch a Lord of the Rings film. It’s the new year, and let me offer my fervent wish that the new year is magnificent. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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