“The Hobbit” celebrates its 75th anniversary this Friday, Sept. 21. This week also marks Tolkien Week and this Saturday is Hobbit Day.
The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, though Hobbit Day celebrations existed prior to its official recognition. Tolkien fans all over the world celebrate by having parties and feasts emulating Hobbit celebrations as described in the books.
On Saturday, September 22, fans around the world will recognize Hobbit Day - marking the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the Hobbits who are the unlikely heroes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively - with Hobbit Day parties and celebrations. Bilbo and Frodo were both said to be born on the same day of different years, Bilbo in the year 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368, respectively, in Shire-reckoning, the Hobbits' own calendar).
Can you match the quote with the character who said it in the book? Try your hand at our quiz as "The Hobbit" celebrates its 75th anniversary.