Tolkien week began in 1978 and is observed every year in September, falling on the week containing September 22 (Hobbit Day). It celebrates the author, J.R.R. Tolkien (along with his son, Christopher Tolkien) and his wonderful literary compositions dealing with Middle Earth; The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle Earth.
Today is Hobbit Day - which is Frodo and Bilbo's birthday! My little sister and I celebrated Hobbit Day last year and decided to make it our annual tradition of celebrating by eating six meals, baring our feet, and enjoying living like hobbits for day!
|Lunch, Turkey/cheese sandwiches and yogurt|
|Watering plants (doing hobbit things)|
|"Tolkien wrote what??? It is how long?"|
|LOVE my baby sis!|
Aly and I watched "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" extended Krista edited edition. Meaning, I fast-forwarded through anything scary and though parts of it to make it go faster while explaining in simple terms what was happening. I had trouble explaining the Steward of Gondor to her, so I compared Denethor to a substitute teacher. It works! :)
Whew - I'm glad Hobbit Day only comes once a year! I'm full and glad I don't have to prepare six meals tomorrow, well do the dishes for six meals a day. Yikes! Off to clean up the mess and get some sleep!! Next year I remember that hobbits take naps. Naps and food. :)
Hope you enjoyed Hobbit Day - come back tomorrow for more Tolkien week and for info on my giveaway!