The Origins of Hobbit Day
Hobbit Day first appeared in the public consciousness with the publication of "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." The book's prologue, "Concerning Hobbits," introduces us to the hobbit way of life and their customs, including their love for birthdays. Bilbo Baggins, a central character in the story, is known for his extravagant eleventy-first (111th) birthday party, where he famously disappears, leaving his possessions and the Shire behind.
As a result, Bilbo's birthday became the inspiration for Hobbit Day. Tolkien fans worldwide adopted September 22nd as a day to celebrate the hobbit spirit, their appreciation for good food and drink, and the joy of sharing stories with friends and family. Hobbit Day is a reminder of the simple pleasures of life and the importance of valuing the beauty in everyday moments.
Lord of the Rings Merchandise
As you celebrate Hobbit Day, consider adding a touch of Middle-earth to your collection with some incredible Lord of the Rings merchandise:
Lord of the Rings Balrog Giant TUBBZ Cosplaying Duck Collectible: This whimsical collectable combines the fearsome Balrog with the charm of a rubber duck, making it a unique addition to any fan's memorabilia.
Official Lord of the Rings Gaming Locker: Keep your gaming gear and treasures safe and organised with this official Lord of the Rings gaming locker. It's a practical and stylish addition to any gamer's setup.
Official Lord of the Rings Gollum Mini Epics Vinyl Figure Figurine (8 cm): This intricately detailed Gollum vinyl figure captures the essence of the character in stunning detail. It's a must-have for collectors and fans of the Lord of the Rings.