Happy Hobbit Day!

Gandalf vs Gandalf

Where have you all been … ?

I’ve been waiting for you to join in my festivities on this blog for over two weeks now! πŸ˜‰

It’s 22 September and that means two things: Birthdays and Celebrations.

That’s right. If you’re in the loop of who’s who in Middle-earth, then you may or may not know that both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins celebrate their birthday today.

In honour of these two milestones in Middle-earth history, fans worldwide get to celebrate Hobbit Day (and Tolkien Week) in any way possible that demonstrates our love for the fandom.

I’m not planning to walk outside barefoot any time soon – though I’m sure there are some brave souls out there who do so.

Instead, I’m conducting my celebrations in a quiet way. The odd second breakfast here, the film-viewing marathon there.

In fact, this week I’ve started a back-to-back double trilogy marathon that should see me through till the end of this week. It’s The Fellowship of the Ring first and the proof is behind those not-so-hobbity pair of feet…

Hobbit Day 2015 (feet)

Reading favourite passages and chapters from the books is also on my list and I’ll be sharing further posts and updates during the week.

In the meantime, you cannot miss visiting Middle-earth News for day-to-day posts as the week goes by. First, is a selection of delicious recipes you can try out to accompany you on your trilogy marathon, book reading or frog dancing activities.

Also, do not forget to head over to Tolkien Read Through to glimpse some of the amazing artwork that Lisa is producing in honour of this occasion.

Gandalf vs Gandalf

Neither of the two Gandalfs seemed to approve of the other …

So what are you doing on this day? Do you have anything Hobbit or Middle-earth related plans for this week?

Share your comments below. And if you have any photos you’d like to share on this blog, go ahead and send an email on tolkienistperspective@gmail.com

Happy Hobbit Day! πŸ˜€

 

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20 thoughts on “Happy Hobbit Day!

  1. Cheers for the mention! Going to produce something hobbity soon! 😊I tried to get my mum and her hubby onboard to watch The Hobbit… They are not that interested though.

  2. Happy Hobbit Day! And Merry Tolkien Week as well πŸ™‚ I started my celebrations a little early last night by making mushroom soup for supper (from An Unexpected Cookbook — super tasty!). Today, I’m proudly wearing my Middle Earth Map t-shirt, listening to all six of Howard Shore’s soundtracks all day long, and drinking my coffee from one of my favorite Tolkien-themed mugs. Once my kids finish their school work, I’m going to surprise them by letting them watch the “Concerning Hobbits” track of FOTR:EE.

    And of course, today my Tolkien Blog Party kicks off! The main post is here, and the giveaways are here, and I’ll be posting Tolkien games and book reviews and such all week long πŸ™‚ I would be honored if you would drop by, James!

  3. Here in Phoenix, Arizona, we commemorate Hobbit Day by getting together on the closest weekend with Great Friends and of course Great Food! There are songs, riddles, always some pipe smoking, shooting of dragons, and this year we played a modified game of Werewolf called Thief, the Dwarves had to find the tricksy little hobbit that stole their precious Arkenstone. Good Food and Great Friends, what more could a Hobbit want?

  4. Happy Hobbit Day! I’ve also begun a trilogy marathon in honor of the occasion. Just started The Two Towers on Sunday! And of course there will most likely be some reading planned in the coming week. πŸ˜‰ Cheers!

  5. Happy Hobbit Day! Thank you for your posts. It is nice to see someone who cares so much for these stories. I look forward to reading your blog for many years to come.
    P.S. You should try to bingewatch a marathon of speacial features. That is a real feat. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Evan, glad you like the blog and a Happy Hobbit Day and Tolkien week to you too πŸ™‚ Oh I love the special features. Can’t get enough of them. Though I never recall having done a bingewatch marathon of them. I think I’ll try that …

  6. Hello, and thank you much for your efforts with “A Tolkienist’s Perspective.” I read it faithfully each day, though I typically don’t respond to posts.

    At 60 years old, I may be among the oldest members.

    Susan

    • Hi Susan, so great to hear from you! Thanks loads for the nice comments and I’m glad people enjoy my crazy posts – no matter what age πŸ˜‰

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