Today, we travel to Middle-earth to celebrate the lives of two of literature’s most beloved characters. That’s right, September 22nd is the birthday of the most famous Shire hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, both said to be born years apart during the Third Age.

Hobbit Day is part Tolkien Week, first created in 1978 by the American Tolkien Society, to honor beloved author J.R.R. Tolkien and his son Christopher J.R. Tolkien. Tolkien first wrote The Hobbit, in 1937, and it became the basis for the sequel, The Lord of the Rings. These books brought to life a fantasy world filled with adventure, philosophy, and beloved characters like Bilbo and Frodo. Join with me in singing Happy Birthday to the Hobbits around the Shire and Middle Earth:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR HOBBIT & FRIEND.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
MAY THE FUN NEVER END.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR … [INSERT NAME]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
DEAR HOBBIT & FRIEND.

 

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One Response to “Happy Hobbit Day!”

  1. Tom Bombadil's yellow boots

    [quote]Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, both said to be born years apart during the Third Age.[/quote]

    Frodo turned thirty-three on Bilbo’s eleventy-first birthday, so they were born 78 years apart.