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Year 2942 – The Hobbit

March 31 – April 6

  • Bilbo and Gandalf take their leave at last of Beorn

It was spring, and fair one with mild weathers and a bright sun, before Bilbo and Gandalf took their leave at last of Beorn, and though he longed for home, Bilbo left with regret, for the flowers of the gardens of Beorn were in springtime no less marvellous than in high summer.

[The Hobbit, chapter 18: The Return Journey]

Year 2983 – The Lord of the Rings

April 6

  • Birth of Samwise Gamgee

Year 3018 – The Lord of the Rings

March 31 – April 6

  • Gandalf reappears in Hobbiton after his long absence

Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings

April 6

  • Meeting of Celeborn and Thranduil

And on the day of the New Year of the Elves, Celeborn and Thranduil met in the midst of the forest; and they renamed Mirkwood Eryn Lasgalen, The Wood of Greenleaves. Thranduil took all the northern region as far as the mountains that rise in the forest for his realm; and Celeborn took the southern wood below the Narrows, and named it East Lórien; all the wide forest between was given to the Beornings and the Woodmen.

[The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age]

Year 3020 – The Lord of the Rings

April 6

  • The mallorn flowers in the Party Field
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