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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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'''Tolkien Reading Day''' is an annual event held on the [[25 March]] to celebrate and promote the writings of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. It was founded by [[The Tolkien Society]].<ref name="TS1">{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.tolkiensociety.org/society/events/reading-day/|articlename=Tolkien Reading Day|website=TS|accessed=19 September 2015}}</ref>
 
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==History==
 
==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|the One Ring]] was destroyed and [[Sauron]] defeated. The first Tolkien Reading Day was held in [[2003]].<ref name="TS1"/>
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In late [[2002]], journalist Sean Kirst contacted [[The Tolkien Society]] to enquire "is there any day devoted informally to readings from the trilogy, in the way that 'Bloomsday' is devoted to Joyce?"<ref name="TS1"/> Although Kirst published the article in Syracuse's ''The Post-Standard'' anyway,<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2006/03/the_international_tolkien_read.html|articlename=The International Tolkien Reading Day: Looking back on how it started, in Syracuse|author=Sean Kirst|dated=20 March 2006|website=[http://www.syracuse.com Syracuse NY Local News]|accessed=19 September 2015}}</ref> [[The Tolkien Society]] committee liked the idea so much that they announced that the [[25 March]] [[2003]] would be the very first "Tolkien Reading Day".<ref>"Announcements" in [[Amon Hen 179|''Amon Hen'' 179]] (January 2003), p. 9</ref> It has been held annually ever since.<ref name="TS1"/>
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The [[25 March]] was chosen by [[The Tolkien Society|the Society]] as the "auspicious" date of the destruction of [[the One Ring]] and the Downfall of [[Sauron]] as recorded in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref>"Announcements" in [[Amon Hen 180|''Amon Hen'' 180]] (March 2003), p. 7</ref><ref>{{App|B3}}</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html Tolkien Reading Day page on the Tolkien Society website]
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* '''[http://www.tolkiensociety.org/society/events/reading-day/ Tolkien Reading Day]''' on [[The Tolkien Society]] website
 
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Revision as of 10:34, 19 September 2015

Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event held on the 25 March to celebrate and promote the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. It was founded by The Tolkien Society.[1]

History

In late 2002, journalist Sean Kirst contacted The Tolkien Society to enquire "is there any day devoted informally to readings from the trilogy, in the way that 'Bloomsday' is devoted to Joyce?"[1] Although Kirst published the article in Syracuse's The Post-Standard anyway,[2] The Tolkien Society committee liked the idea so much that they announced that the 25 March 2003 would be the very first "Tolkien Reading Day".[3] It has been held annually ever since.[1]

Date

The 25 March was chosen by the Society as the "auspicious" date of the destruction of the One Ring and the Downfall of Sauron as recorded in The Lord of the Rings.[4][5]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tolkien Reading Day", The Tolkien Society (accessed 19 September 2015)
  2. Sean Kirst, "The International Tolkien Reading Day: Looking back on how it started, in Syracuse" dated 20 March 2006, Syracuse NY Local News (accessed 19 September 2015)
  3. "Announcements" in Amon Hen 179 (January 2003), p. 9
  4. "Announcements" in Amon Hen 180 (March 2003), p. 7
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"