Tolkien Reading Day - March 25
Mon, Mar 25, 2024

Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day is an annual worldwide celebration of John Tolkien’s work. It is celebrated on March 25. This man was able to create the Lord of the Rings universe, which has become a true cultural phenomenon. Millions of fans reread his books and watch his movies to re-immerse themselves in the wonderful atmosphere of Middle-earth and experience dangerous and very interesting adventures with the characters!


The Tolkien Reading Day celebration began in 2003. The Tolkien Society proposed the creation of the holiday. The main purpose of this day is to honor John Tolkien and to honor his most ambitious work. The author is rightly considered the father-creator of high fantasy. His works grab readers from the first page.

A subculture of “Tolkienists” (as the true fans of his works called themselves) emerged back in the 1980s of the 20th century. It expanded very quickly, due to the steadily growing popularity of The Lord of the Rings. Movies, board games, card games, jewelry, and more have been created based on the universe.

Interesting facts

  • John Tolkien was a great connoisseur of scientific and literary clubs. He was a regular.
  • Tolkien had a philological background and was passionate about reconstructing languages that were already extinct. For example, he wrote the poem “Flower Between the Trees” in Gothic.
  • The Lord of the Rings is a film trilogy. The first film, released in 2001, held the top 10 highest-grossing American films and held its position for 13 weeks.

How to celebrate

Watch Lord of the Rings movies and read books on this day. You can purchase various games in this universe and get your family/friends together to play. Find out more information about Tolkien’s life.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they like the Lord of the Rings universe. Let them argue their answer.

When is Tolkien Reading Day celebrated in 2024?

Tolkien Reading Day is observed on March 25 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday March 25 2024
Tuesday March 25 2025