14 Dec 2010

Remembering Tolkien - 2011 Birthday Toast


In a few weeks time hobbits from all around the world will be celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited by the Tolkien Society to raise a glass and toast the birthday of our much loved author at 21:00 (9 pm) your local time. To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words : 'The Professor' and then enjoy your drink, just like a true hobbit would do. Of course it would be fantastic if you could all come to The Green Dragon for the Birthday Toast but I know you will be there in spirit. 3 January 2011, remembering Tolkien, creator of Middle-earth :)