Hobbit Day & Tolkien Week!

bilbo and frodo

If you think of September as a month that brings an end to the joys of summer, I’d say you’re right (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, that is).

Schools start, flu & colds re-emerge, the days get shorter and the weather gets more unpredictable.

It also marks the beginning of a long wait until winter, the Festive Season and the release of a particular film …

In short, being in September sucks (though October is probably worse).

Yet, what better way to restore the balance than by celebrating our favourite author and hobbits in general?

Tomorrow, September 22nd, marks the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. A day appropriately referred to as Hobbit Day!

Oh! and let’s not forget that today (September 21st) is the day The Hobbit was first published in 1937.

What’s more: this coming week, from today until Saturday, is also known as Tolkien week.

Let us celebrate the brilliance of J.R.R Tolkien and raise a glass to the two primary characters that are the heart and soul of our favourite Middle-earth stories.

And … could this week also provide some new updates from the third Hobbit film?

Quite possibly…

Is second breakfast on your menu this week? Will you walk barefoot outside? Planning a The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films marathon?

Let us know below!


11 thoughts on “Hobbit Day & Tolkien Week!

  1. I am barefoot every day, but I will pay special attention to my feet and brush them with care and hair spray. Or maybe mousse. Haven’t decided.

  2. We’re celebrating in my media center by having students answer riddles from The Hobbit for a chance to win a cardboard cutout of Gandalf. I got the cutout from a movie theater after the first movie came out. I’m also offering a chance to win to students who choose to check out one of Tolkien’s books. A lot of the students are loving it, although one asked me “what have you got Dumbledore there for?”

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