Tolkien Reading Day Date in the current year: March 25, 2016

Tolkien Reading Day Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, devoted to reading the works by J. R. R. Tolkien and use of his works in education and library groups.

Tolkien Reading Day was established by The Tolkien Society, that was formed in the United Kingdom in 1969. Nowadays the society has a worldwide membership and it is known for annual publishing of Amon Hen, a bulletin with articles, artwork and occasional fiction. The first observation of the event took place in 2003. The date for the event was chosen March 25, since its the day of the fall of Sauron in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

The original idea of Tolkien Reading Day belongs to columnist Sean Kirst, from Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. Since 2008 he organizes annual readings of Tolkien's books.

Tolkien Reading Day was created to encourage people read works of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, popularize his works through discussions of his books. Schools, libraries and other institutions can participate. The Tolkien Society will provide them with posters and ads to popularize the reading event.

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