Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society. It takes place on 25 March, the date of the fall of Sauron. Not coincidentally, March 25 is also nine months before December 25 and believed by many to be the date in which Jesus was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
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[…] Which got me to thinking about what sort of fictional festivals we could do the same thing with. (Science fiction or fantasy, that is. This isn’t an appeal to federally recognize Festivus.) Some might say that’s been tried with May the Fourth. But I don’t think that’s expanded from a mere marketing ploy. I’d rather see Unification Day, September 20. Or March 25th, the Day of Sauron’s fall. […]