Tolkien Reading Day is an annual holiday observed on March 25th to celebrate the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the most renowned fantasy writers of the 20th century. It was first organized by The Tolkien Society in 2003 and has since become an international celebration of Tolkien’s literary legacy.
The date of March 25th was chosen for Tolkien Reading Day because it marks the destruction of the One Ring in Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings. The day is an opportunity for fans of Tolkien’s works to come together and read and discuss his books, as well as to promote and encourage the reading and enjoyment of Tolkien’s work among new readers.
Each year, The Tolkien Society chooses a theme for Tolkien Reading Day, which provides a focus for readings and discussions. Past themes have included “The Homecoming,” “Hope and Courage,” and “Journeys and Pilgrimages.”
To celebrate Tolkien Reading Day, many libraries, bookstores, and schools organize special events, such as book readings, panel discussions, and film screenings. Fans of Tolkien’s work also take to social media to share their favourite passages and quotes from his books.
Overall, Tolkien Reading Day is a celebration of the power of literature and the enduring legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien, whose work has inspired generations of readers and writers around the world.
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