Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Hobbit Day!

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This day is in celebration of our favorite people of the Shire, the Hobbits.  We celebrate this day because this is the birthday of the two most influential hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.  This is the high point of Tolkien week, which is right now!  There is some controversy over the day; some people believe their true birthday should be Sept. 14th due to the calendars differences.  Wikipedia has some info about that here.

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There are many traditional ways to celebrate.  Across the world, parties are held to celebrate the birthdays.  Some even show screenings of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  This blogger posted a menu that was made a few years ago, touching upon all of the traditional hobbit eating times.  You can also find more information at The American Tolkien Society.

Of course, the best and simplest way is to just go barefoot just like the Hobbits!

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