22 Sep 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILBO AND FRODO!

IF MORE OF US VALUED FOOD AND CHEER AND SONG ABOVE HORDED GOLD, IT WOULD BE A MERRIER WORLD.

(J.R.R. Tolkien)

On September 22nd, 2890 a little hobbit called Bilbo Baggins was born to Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Baggins (née Took), although the exact location of this birth is not recorded it is most likely it was at Bag End on the Hill. 78 years later, on September 22nd, 2968, an other little hobbit called Frodo Baggins was born to Drogo Baggins and Primula Baggins (née Brandybuck), in Buckland.

"Then Thursday, September the 22nd, actually dawned. The sun got up, the clouds vanished, flags were unfurled and the fun began."

(J.R.R. Tolkien)

In the Fellowship of the Ring, on his "eleventy-first" birthday, September 22nd, 3001 , Mr Bilbo held one of the most famous birthday party ever in the Shire, under the Party Tree. The 22nd of September is a very important day for Tolkien and for Middle-Earth, today it's Hobbit Day all around the world, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILBO AND FRODO !