For The Nerds: Celebrate National Hobbit Day This Weekend The Right Way
This weekend I will definitely be observing this holiday.
Brilliant author J.R.R. Tolkein gave us one of the greatest works of literature in my opinion back in the 1930s and later the 1950s, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Both went on the be a tremendous success, if that wasn't obvious, half a century after it's release. The success is still continuing to this day with the latest news being Amazon is producing a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series in the next few years, which I absolutely cannot wait for.
September 22nd is not just a random day that was picked to observe National Hobbit Day. That day is actually the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins from books, so it's quite appropriate.
With that being said, how does one celebrate National Hobbit Day? Do you challenge someone on Tolkein trivia? Do you take an open-ended Q&A about the books like Stephen Colbert?
You can do that, or read the books, if you like to read. But if you are more visual though definitely watch the movies. Doesn't matter which trilogy, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies are both fantastic, even though fans don't like the newer Hobbit movies.
I would say this, watch the movies, but make it an extravagant viewing party.
Just like Hobbits, invite everyone over to watch but serve the food that a hobbit would eat like mushrooms, cheese and potatoes, pickles, and drinks like tea, coffee, and wine.
Yes hobbits are drinkers. enjoy.
But don't stop there, play games that Frodo and Bilbo would play on a sunny afternoon like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, charades, or a classic like an egg and spoon race!
All while this is going on I'm hoping you invited friends over that are dressed as hobbits, because, where would the fun be if you weren't all running around barefoot with green robes and pointed ears!
Happy National Hobbit Day!
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