The month of September celebrates Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day. It was created by the American Tolkien Society, which celebrates J.R.R Tolkien and his son and editor Christopher J.R Tolkien. They are dedicated to studying, appreciating and sharing the joy of his works. The American Tolkien Society began in 1975, but their online journal called, Minas Tirith Evening-Start, has been published independently since 1967.
Tolkien Week started in 1978. Hobbit Day essentially celebrates the birthday of Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins, which is September 22, according to our calendar. It is celebrated through feasts and activities, such as is hobbit custom. Tolkien Week has gained some legal dignity through bipartisan support, which encourages the Society and the Middle Earth cycle (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and the Return of the King-, Unfinished Tales and the History of Middle-Earth). With its huge ever-growing fanbase, there is tons to do on this holiday, and what better way to celebrate than becoming immersed into Hobbiton and Middle-Earth!
Nothing can bring together people more than a common interest, especially a fandom. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and the Return of the King) have an immense fanbase of all ages, countries, and interests. Many love these books and movies due to their high-fantasy aspects, the characters bravery and intelligence, and the ultimate sense of adventure. Around the world, many celebrate Tolkien Week, which encompasses the most important day of all- Hobbit Day. Official events are made, such as the one in The Hobbit set in New Zealand, which has a limited entry for those who want to celebrate A Long-expected Party amidst fans from all over the world. The sense of sharing an appreciation and dedication for this hugely imaginative and fantastic world brings many together by their love for this one world. It brings down barriers and focuses on the qualities that brings us together as people by sharing the joy of these projects.
“As for the Hobbits of the Shire, with whom these tales are concerned, in the days of their peace and prosperity they were a merry folk. They dressed in bright colors, being notable fond of yellow and green; but they seldom wore shoes, since their feet had tough leathery soles and were clad in brown.” “Their faces were as a rule good-natured rather than beautiful, broad, bright-eyed, red cheeked, with mouths apt to laughter, and to eating and drinking. And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times, and of six meals a day (when they could get them). They were hospitable and delighted in parties, and in presents, which they gave away freely and eagerly accepted.”