Tolkien Reading Day is a celebrated on March 25th of every year. There have been lots of fantasy books written by several authors, and if you have known about the John Ronald Reuel Tolkien or his precise fantasy writings, then you would have known the reason for this celebration day. J.R.R. Tolkien is an excellent fiction book writer who is best known for his classic high-fantasy book works like The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Even after so many years, there is a huge fan base and support present for his incredible fictional works. As to honour the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Tolkien Reading Day has been created, and it is celebrated as to encourage people to read the works of this world-renowned English author.
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
History of Tolkien Reading Day
The Tolkien Reading Day was created by The Tolkien Society and has been in celebration since the year 2003. The society was founded in 2002, and initially, they have not celebrated this Day. It was Sean Kirst, a New York journalist who had enquired the society about whether or not there exists an event in January 2002 and this eventually made the society to adopt it. Kirst has been actively organizing this Day every year since 2008. As they have not got enough time to prepare anything for that year they postponed to the next year and begun the celebration. The Tolkien Reading Day aims at encouraging people reading the works of the J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works both in education and library groups.
The date is precisely chosen as it coincides with the auspicious date of the destruction of the One Ring and the downfall of Sauron and Barad-dûr mentioned in the Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. In the books, this incident was narrated to happen on March 25, 3019 when the Ring falls into the Cracks of Doom. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) was an English writer, poet, philologist, university professor and is best known as the author of The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy. According to the novel, the entire incidents take place in a fantasy land called the Middle-earth which is a continent on the fictional world called Arda.
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How To Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day
Celebrating the Tolkien Reading Day is quite simple. Get to know about the J.R.R. Tolkien and his incredible work. Pick up The Lord of the Rings novel to indulge in delighting the of the J.R.R. Tolkien. You can even read his other books as it is the best time to start off. Make people around you to read the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Find the interesting stuff of his work and share them with people around. Encourage children and those visiting the library to read all those fantastic fantasies books. Watch movies depicting the works of Tolkien as a visual treat. You can tell your readings as a bedtime story for your children as a way to make them know the story of Middle-earth. Use the hashtag #TolkienReadingDay to share your views about this Day on the social media.