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Tolkien Reading Day

Erestor Arcamen

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Apparently, March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day. This is honestly the first I've ever heard about this but it's been around for a while I guess?

Tolkien Reading Day began following an enquiry from Sean Kirst, a columnist of the The Post-Standard (a paper local to Syracuse, New York), in January 2002:

My grandparents were fishing folk from Buckie in the north of Scotland, carriers of the old stories and legends, and the trilogy has filled a certain hole in my life. I have many friends here in New York who were equally moved by the book, reignited by the film, and we all wondered: is there any day devoted informally to readings from the trilogy, in the way that “Bloomsday” is devoted to Joyce?
The committee liked the idea so much that they choose 25 March 2003 to be the first “Tolkien Reading Day”, and the rest, as they say, is history!
I'm currently re-reading LOTR anyways so I guess I'll keep on celebrating :).
 

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