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Hobbit Day

September 22, 2024

Hobbit Day is an annual event celebrated by fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, particularly in honor of the hobbits, the small, peace-loving creatures featured prominently in Tolkien’s works, notably “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Hobbit Day is observed on September 22nd each year. This date is significant because it marks the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two of the most beloved hobbit characters in Tolkien’s stories. In “The Lord of the Rings,” Bilbo and Frodo share the same birthday, although they were born in different years. Bilbo turns 111 years old, and Frodo turns 33, which, in hobbit culture, is considered the age of adulthood.

Fans of Tolkien’s works celebrate Hobbit Day in various ways, including:

• Themed Parties: Some fans organize Hobbit-themed parties complete with hobbit-inspired decorations, food, and activities.

• Book Readings: Reading sessions or discussions of Tolkien’s books, particularly “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” are common on Hobbit Day.

• Film Screenings: Watching the film adaptations of Tolkien’s works, such as Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit” trilogy, is a popular way to celebrate.

• Cosplay and Costumes: Dressing up as hobbit characters or other inhabitants of Middle-earth is a fun way for fans to immerse themselves in the spirit of Hobbit Day.

• Outdoor Activities: Some fans celebrate Hobbit Day by going on nature walks, enjoying picnics, or engaging in other outdoor activities reminiscent of hobbit life in the Shire.

Overall, Hobbit Day is a lighthearted and festive occasion that allows fans to come together to celebrate their love for Tolkien’s works and the charming world of hobbits.


September 22, 2024
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