Happy Birthday Hobbitses

Today is the birthday of the most famous of hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. The first book of Lord of the Rings starts with Bilbo’s “eleventy-first” (111th) birthday, which also happens to be Frodo’s 33rd birthday.

In recognition of the day LOTR fans have dubbed the 22nd of September “Hobbit Day”. This is the day where fans dress up, watch the movies, read the books, make hobbit-esque food, and generally enjoy their Lord of the Rings fandom.

Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Bilbo Baggins







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