The Laurelin hobbit calendar

This is a calendar of hobbit events on the LOTRO Laurelin server, typically events in the Shire and hosted by hobbits. If you have events you want added to the calendar, send me a letter!

Finding the correct time for your location

All times in the calendar are given in current London/UK time.  The LOTRO servertime (Boston/US East Coast time) is usually 5 hours behind London time. To see the servertime while in-game, just type /servertime.

Current times are:

  • Servertime
  • London Time

If you are unsure what London time is in your current time zone, you can use this time zone converter.

Colour categories:

  • Blue: General announcements of special interest dates (hobbit months, festival periods etc.)
  • Green: Public events, open for all hobbits
  • Red: Kin events for hobbits in the Grand Order of the Lost Mathom
Oct
25
Sun
DST difference EU – US autumn 2020
Oct 25 @ 1:00 AM – Nov 1 @ 5:00 AM

The US and the EU moves off Daylight Saving Time (DST) at different dates.

  • The EU moves the clocks back one hour on the morning (2AM) of the last Sunday in October. In 2020, this is October 25th.
  • The US moves the clocks back one hour on the morning (2AM) of the first Sunday in November. In 2020, this is November 1st.

In this period, the time difference between the EU and the US is one hour LESS than it usually is. One example: While the difference between UK/London time and US/Boston time is usually 5 hours, this week it will only be 4 hours. This has a lot of impact on event planning in LOTRO, so make sure you know which times you use.

Here is more information on DST and event planning in LOTRO.

Nov
21
Sat
Foreyule
Nov 21 all-day

Twelfth month in the hobbit calendar!

21 November to the 20th of December

Hobbit calendar

Dec
3
Thu
Hobnanigans weekends 2020 @ Horsefields
Dec 3 – Dec 6 all-day

LOTRO Wikia

Hobnanigans, AKA. chicken ball, is available this weekend!

2020 dates:

2/6/20@10am 2/10/20@3am
3/31/20@10am 4/6/20@3am
6/4/20@10am 6/8/20@3am
8/6/20@10am 8/10/20@3am
10/1/20@10am 10/5/20@3am
12/3/20@10am 12/7/20@3am
2/4/21@10am 2/8/21@3am

All times servertime

More information about this game on Lotrowikia.

Dec
10
Thu
Yule festival 2020
Dec 10 2020 – Jan 4 2021 all-day

Lotro WIKI

The yule festival returns! Let’s go to Winterhome again!

Yule Festival dates: Start: December 10 @10AM. End: January 5 @3AM. All times servertime.

More information about yule at LOTRO Wiki

Dec
21
Mon
1 Yule
Dec 21 all-day

First of the Yuledays, last day of the hobbit year!

Hobbit calendar

Dec
22
Tue
2 yule
Dec 22 all-day

Second of the Yuledays, first day of the hobbit new year!

Hobbit calendar

Dec
23
Wed
Afteryule
Dec 23 all-day

First month in the hobbit calendar!

23 December to the 21st of January

Hobbit calendar

Jan
3
Sun
Tolkien birthday
Jan 3 all-day

Birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien.

3 January 1892

More information!

Jan
22
Fri
Solmath
Jan 22 all-day

Second month in the hobbit calendar!

22 January to the 20th of February

Hobbit calendar

Feb
4
Thu
Hobnanigans weekends 2020 @ Horsefields
Feb 4 – Feb 7 all-day

LOTRO Wikia

Hobnanigans, AKA. chicken ball, is available this weekend!

2020 dates:

2/6/20@10am 2/10/20@3am
3/31/20@10am 4/6/20@3am
6/4/20@10am 6/8/20@3am
8/6/20@10am 8/10/20@3am
10/1/20@10am 10/5/20@3am
12/3/20@10am 12/7/20@3am
2/4/21@10am 2/8/21@3am

All times servertime

More information about this game on Lotrowikia.

Feb
21
Sun
Rethe
Feb 21 all-day

Third month in the hobbit calendar!

21 February to the 22nd of March

Hobbit calendar

Mar
14
Sun
Pi(e) day
Mar 14 all-day

It is pi(e) day, where we celebrate the best way ter measure how large a pie is!

Remember, the circumference of a pie divided by its diameter = pie! Er… just eat it already…

Mar
17
Wed
Bullroarer Took day
Mar 17 all-day

Yearly Bullroarer Took celebration day!

More about the Bullroarer at Tolkien Gateway

Mar
23
Tue
Astron
Mar 23 all-day

Fourth month in the hobbit calendar!

23 March to 21 April.

Hobbit calendar

Apr
22
Thu
Thrimidge
Apr 22 all-day

Fifth month in the hobbit calendar.

22 April to the 21st of May.

Hobbit calendar