September 22nd Hobbit Day

J. R. R. Tolkien of course created the Hobbit in both “The Hobbit” and followed up with “The Lord Of The Rings”. Hobbits are interesting characters who love to eat, they have 7 meals a day, and party, they love fireworks, walk around barefooted, though they kinda have feet like dogs paws and are peace loving, but rarely find themselves at peace. The two most famous are Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” and later Frodo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings”. The creature proves themselves both adaptable and dangerous if they have to be. Today was created by the American Tolkien Society in 1978, including the same week being declared Hobbit Week.

How to celebrate – Read “The Hobbit”. Read the trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings”. Watch the movie, “The Lord of the Rings”.

September 22nd Hobbit Day

J.R.R. Tolkien first created Hobbits with his “Lord of the Rings” and later with “The Fellowship of the Rings”. In case you’ve never heard of Bilbo Baggins or Frodo Baggins, they are small human like characters with hairy feet who are generally very gentle creatures but can fight if backed into a corner. They live in small shires, with small homes somewhere between the human world and the magical world of lore. I have always liked the idea of the Hobbit birthday where the creature celebrating their birthday actually gives gifts rather than receive them.

How to celebrate – Read the “Lord of the Rings”. Watch the film “The Fellowship of the Rings”. Visit New Zealand, where the film was shot.

September 22nd Hobbit Day

You would have to (not) have been living under a rock if you have no idea what a Hobbit is :). J. R. R. Tolkien created the creature who looks human but is smaller and very hairy. It lives in the same world that Elves exist in and can be the best of friends, or the worst of enemies, depending on what else is involved. Frodo and Bilbo Baggins are the most famous Hobbits, staring in a number of films, as well as Tolkien’s novels. The day was created by the American Tolkien Society in 1978. It’s funny how books can change one’s perspective of life and how we can learn things from them that make our own lives better.

How to celebrate – Read “The Hobbit”. Watch the trilogy of movies. Dress up like a Hobbit.

September 22nd Hobbit Day

The Hobbit, and the Trilogy Lord Of The Rings, is the greatest work of J.R.R.Tolkien. September 22nd is the birthday of two major characters in the series, Bilbo Baggins, and Frodo Baggins. If you haven’t read the series, you really should, though the movies are pretty good, the books are better.

It all starts when Bilbo ends up with a “precious” ring that can make one invisible, but as it is worn it turns them towards the dark side. Put in the hands of a human or a dwarf, the world would probably be doomed – since the dark side is trying to take over the world – but it ends up in the hands of a Hobbit who has a bit more moral stamina than any other race.


If the ring falls into the hands of the ultimate bad wizard, the world is lost. It is up to Bilbo to keep that from happening. He gets the aid of a good wizard, human warriors, dwarves and Elves, all who want to save the world, but are also tempted by the ring. At the end of the Hobbit, Bilbo is successful but retains the ring to keep it safe.


However, the darkside won’t stop and it threatens once again after Bilbo is too old to continue the quest and Frodo takes over for him. I won’t give away the ending, though most of you probably know it anyway, but if you don’t, read the books, they are well worth your effort.


Tolkien died in 1973, the year Hobbit Day was first celebrated. It did not catch on at first but eventually the U.S. County Courthouse, followed by the White House, and then the U.S. Capitol recognized the day (probably started by the American Tolkien Society). It finally got the recognition it deserved in 1978 and has been celebrated on September 22nd every year there after.


There is a little question about the actual date since the Gregorian Calendar and the Shire Calendar is slightly different (a Shire is the village a Hobbit lives in).

How to celebrate: Read, or re-read, the Hobbit. Get some popcorn and watch the movies (you’ll need a really big bag of popcorn). Dress up like a Hobbit and go to work.