Hobbit Day is celebrated on the September 22 of every year. The celebration of this day marks the birth anniversary of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. They are the two most popular fictional characters of the Middle Earth Cycle books called The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. As an honor of these creatures, Hobbit Day was celebrated worldwide.
“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” – J.R.R. Tolkien,
History of Hobbit Day
Hobbit Day was first celebrated by the proclamation of the American Tolkien Society in the year 1978. Tolkien Week is the week that contains the Hobbit Day. The aim of the American Tolkien Society was to examine and spread the works of JRR Tolkien and his son, Christopher JR Tolkien. The day is celebrated as it is the birthday of two favorite characters named Bilbo and Frodo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle Earth Cycle books The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. According to the books, Bilbo was born during the Third Age in the years 2890 and Frodo was born in the year 2968. It is the oldest running day celebrated by the fans. As there are some differences in the Gregorian and Shire calendars, there is a debate on the date on which the Hobbit Day should be celebrated. Tolkien once had said that the Shire calendar is ahead by about ten days depending on the month and the date falls between September 12 and 14. As there was no official declaration made, shortly after the death of J.R.R. Tolkien since 1973 the celebration falls on this date. Hobbit is typically a character of two and four feet tall who accomplish great feats and incredible acts of courage. As to honor these creatures and those acts, the day is usually celebrated with events, as described in the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Other Celebrations on September 22
September 22 is also celebrated as
- World Car-Free Day
- National Doodle Day
- American Business Women’s Day
- National Ice cream Cone Day
- National White Chocolate Day
- Dear Diary Day
- National Elephant Appreciation Day
How to Celebrate Hobbit Day
There many ways available with which you can joyfully celebrate the Hobbit Day. As mentioned in the Fellowship Of The Ring books, you can celebrate Hobbit Day with events like feasts, games, costumes, fireworks. Go barefooted as to celebrate this day as like the Hobbits in the book as they don’t wear shoes. You can even participate in the LOTR quizzes and attend Lord Of The Rings Movie Marathons. Encourage people to read the books of Tolkien. Post your celebration in the social media using the hashtag #HobbitDay.