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Tolkien Reading Day

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'''Tolkien Reading Day''' is an event to encourage the use of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works in education and library groups. The day has been celebrated since [[2003]] on [[March 25]] in honour of the fall of [[Sauron]].
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'''Tolkien Reading Day''' is an event held on the [[25 March|25<sup>th</sup> of March]] every year to celebrate and promote the writings of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].<ref name="TS1">{{webcite|author=[[The Tolkien Society]]|articleurl=http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html|articlename=Tolkien Reading Day|website=[http://www.tolkiensociety.org The Tolkien Society website]|accessed=24-March-2012}}</ref>
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==History==
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The idea for a Tolkien Reading Day came from an enquiry in 2002 from a journalist who asked 'is there any day devoted informally to readings from the trilogy, in the way that “bloomsday” is devoted to Joyce?' [[The Tolkien Society]] committee liked the idea and eventually agreed to hold the event on [[25 March]] every year. This date was chosen based on a number of considerations, but the main reason is that 25 March was the day that [[The One Ring|the One Ring]] was destroyed and [[Sauron]] defeated.<ref name="TS1"/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html Official website]
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*[http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html Tolkien Reading Day page on the Tolkien Society website]
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[[Category:Events (real-world)]]

Revision as of 12:42, 24 March 2012

Tolkien Reading Day is an event held on the 25th of March every year to celebrate and promote the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.[1]

History

The idea for a Tolkien Reading Day came from an enquiry in 2002 from a journalist who asked 'is there any day devoted informally to readings from the trilogy, in the way that “bloomsday” is devoted to Joyce?' The Tolkien Society committee liked the idea and eventually agreed to hold the event on 25 March every year. This date was chosen based on a number of considerations, but the main reason is that 25 March was the day that the One Ring was destroyed and Sauron defeated.[1]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Tolkien Society, "Tolkien Reading Day" , The Tolkien Society website (accessed 24 March 2012)