Happy Tolkien Reading Day! This year’s theme is on Love and Friendship. Tolkien Reading Day has been around for a while, typically celebrated on March 25, when the destruction of the One Ring occurred – and thus, the fall of Sauron.
Tolkien Reading Day was penned based on the Destruction of the One Ring, and this year’s TRD Post below is partly based on the linked article (pre-channel). Founded in 2003, it was meant to celebrate and encourage the reading of his works.
Personally, it was one of my favorites – as it allows us to celebrate it any way we want. There are so many ways to celebrate, whether you choose to stay in with the books or resources or attend an event.
Why is Tolkien Reading Day on March 25?
Tolkien purposely coincided this day – the Destruction of the One Ring, with the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. He was a devout Catholic. Much has been written about his faith, and he was even able to inspire his friend C.S. Lewis to a deeper understanding of Christianity.
There are many shared symbols from his works to the Catholic Faith, for example, Lembas and the Eucharist, Galadriel and Mother Mary, and some other moralistic messages.