National Tolkien Reading Day
National Tolkien Reading Day
The National Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated annually on the 25th of March. It is being celebrated since the year 2003 to honor the popular English writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s works by reading them on this day.
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Why National Tolkien Reading Day:
Why would we not celebrate the works of the great English writer, academic, philologist, and poet, Johan Ronald Reuel Tolkien? He was a great person who explored the Utopian world differently and wonderfully. He has a huge number of fans for his works “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of The Rings.”
Every year, on the 25th of March, avid readers all over the world honor JRR Tolkien, the famous writer, by spending their day reading his works or at least a few passages of his books. This day is chosen as The National Tolkien Reading day because on this day, the downfall of the Lord of the Rings, i.e., Sauron, and also of the Dark Tower or Barad- Dûr happened.
The works of JRR Tolkien are mostly classic, and they are the best out of all. His best classic works may include “The Lord of The Rings,” “The Hobbit,” “Farmer Giles of Ham,” and a lot more. His works were so good that “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” were adapted as a film and these movies, just like the books, received great and stunning responses. These are still loved by people all over the world.
To honor JRR Tolkien’s life and his astonishing works, his fans, both for the books and for the movie, spend this day by remembering him and celebrating him by doing fantastic things. It is so nice when a whole day is being spent on reading the works of JRR Tolkien.
How Can We Observe National Tolkien Reading Day?
This great National day could be celebrated in a lot of ways. Here are some of the ways of how you can spend the 25th of March.
- Quiz on JRR Tolkien
On this day, you can call upon your friends and acquaintances and conduct a quiz with amazing questions about JRR Tolkien and his works. In this way, you also get to spend some quality time with your close ones.
- Doodle it Away
As we all know, Tolkien was an amazing person who did some great and unique doodlings. You can also spend the day doodling and try out a new skill. In this way, you honor the life and the work of JRR Tolkien.
- Create a Challenge
You can challenge your friend or your acquaintances to read the works or say a few facts about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien on social media. You can challenge them with #NationalTolkienReadingDay.
Interesting Facts On National Tolkien Reading Day:
Here are a few amazing facts about the popular fantasy author JRR Tolkien for you to read and enjoy.
- JRR Tolkien was so talented that he was able to read and write fluently by the age of four.
- He had a natural talent for art, languages, and also for botany.
- Tolkien knows a lot of languages; in fact, he created his own language, which is Naffarin.
- Writing novels in the fantasy genre was just a hobby of JRR Tolkien, which he seemed to enjoy a lot. To him, his scholarly works were more important.
- He had a complicated relationship with C.S.Lewis, the British writer.
- His travel to Switzerland and the landscapes inspired him so much that it can be seen reflected in his work “The Hobbit.”
- Queen Elizabeth II gave Tolkien the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the year 1972.
History Of National Tolkien Reading Day :
The 25th of march was selected as the national day to celebrate the English writer, JRR Tolkien, and his works by the Tolkien Society in 2003. The National Tolkien Reading Day was first celebrated in a school where the students and staff spent their day by reading Tolkien’s amazing works. Since then, every year, it is being celebrated.
The Tolkien Society had chosen this day to be celebrated as the National Tolkien Reading Day has it is the same as the downfall of the Lord of the Rings, Sauron, and of Barad- Dûr, which is also known as the Dark Tower, a fictional place used especially in the works of JRR Tolkien.
Thus, the National Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated annually on March 25th all over the world.