Hobbit Day is dedicated to amazing, cute and heroic fairy tale characters who are tied to their homes. The whole world learned about the Hobbits thanks to J. R. R. Tolkien. He presented the characters as shy, peaceful, but party-loving. If September 22 is on the calendar, it’s time to give free rein to fantasies and go on a trip.
Statistically, most fans of The Lord of the Rings saga find the Hobbits funny and call them their favorite characters. It is noteworthy that even those who have not read books or watched films know about the Hobbits. Perhaps the best thing to say about these heroes is Gandalf the Grey: “They are truly amazing!” Not surprisingly, the Hobbits have their own personal day in the holiday calendar – September 22.
- Tolkien singled out Hobbits as a separate race, like gnomes, elves, which is why it will be correct to write the word Hobbit always with a capital letter.
- Hobbit motto: “Home behind, peace ahead!”
- The world first learned about the Hobbit in 1937 on September 21, when the novel was published: The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
- In 1969, the author sold the film rights to his work, the deal was worth 100 pounds. The rights were bought by United Artists.
- The first part of the Lord of the Rings saga was released in December 2001, and the film The Hobbit was released in December 2012.
- In just one day of its premiere, The Hobbit grossed a record $37 million.
How to celebrate
Spend one day like a real Hobbit – eat six times a day, organize gatherings with friends, keep up a lively conversation and go on a trip. Do you remember what kind of peaceful occupation the Hobbits devote time to? Give gifts, follow their example. It can be a small souvenir.
When is Hobbit Day in 2022?
Hobbit Day is observed on September 22 each year.