In what has become a yearly tradition for Tolkien fans, today is the day when readers – who have been captivated by the magic of Middle-earth and the Professor’s numerous other works – raise a glass to honour the birth of the author.
The beverage need not be alcoholic, and the time of the toast usually takes place at 9pm (your local time).
Let us together remember the significance of Tolkien in our lives and bless the day he was born.
What does Tolkien mean to you? Let us know in the comments below…
For me, the discovery of this remarkable world-builder and weaver of dreams was the beginning of everything in my life as an adolescent; and has shaped who I am now as an adult.
In the meantime, here’s to “The Professor.”