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Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit with all of your Halfling friendsat Second Breakfast
You are cordially invited, along with all of your fellow fantasy nerds around the world, to join in a special birthday celebration for a book about a hesitant hobbit who went on a fantastic adventure and survived to go there and back again.
September 22 marks 75 years since the first publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s introduction to the world of Middle-Earth back in 1937. Receiving wide critical acclaim as a children’s fantasy novel, the success of The Hobbit would serve as the force that allowed Tolkien to complete and publish the landmark The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
And since hobbits love nothing more than spending time with friends and food (they enjoy up to six meals a day, when they have the time), what better way to celebrate the hairy-footed folk of the Shire than with a Second Breakfast with fellow hobbit fans?
What’s required for a Second Breakfast celebration? Nothing more than to gather with your close friends, acquaintances and any visiting dwarves and wizards with plenty of food and drink at 11 a.m. (sharp) on Friday. You can even look up some special recipes from Middle-Earth submitted by fans from all around the globe via the official movie site.
And if you don’t have any free time to take off during your workday, don’t worry since you’ll have another chance to celebrate the hobbit way of life this weekend. September 22 also marks the birthdays of hobbit heroes Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, so feel free to throw your own birthday party with even more food (and some fireworks if you can find a wizard willing to sell his wares). Perhaps you could even consider forgoing shoes in honor of the day, which has since become immortalized as Hobbit Day.
Of course the folks at Warner Bros. and film director Peter Jackson wouldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate hobbits in their own way, taking this week as a prime chance to release new photos and a second trailer for the first installment in their three-part adaptation of the novel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, if you’re reading an article that’s exclusively about hobbits, then it’s very likely you’ve already seen this trailer a couple hundred times as of this moment.
So organize your own fellowship of companions as you sing the praises of Professor Tolkien, the brave heroes Bilbo and Frodo, and all that is good and merry in life. Just make sure you save some room for elevensies — as well as luncheon, dinner and supper. You can even include time for tea if you have any room left.