Tolkien fans throughout the world will join in the tradition of the annual Tolkien Birthday Toast on January 3, in honor of J. R. R. Tolkien’s birthday. The beloved author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, making 2015 the 123rd anniversary of Tolkien’s birth.
Here is how the Tolkien Birthday Toast works. At 9 pm your local time on January 3, do the following:
- Raise a glass of your choice of drink (it does not need to be alcoholic),
- Say “The Professor!”
- Take a sip of your drink.
You many then sit back down and enjoy the rest of your drink.
For all of us who cherish Middle-earth, the annual Tolkien Birthday Toast is an opportunity to join in spirit to honor the man who created that wonderful world and everything in it.
How will you honor the Professor on his birthday? You can tell us in the comments below. I know that I will once again raise my glass to “The Professor!”