March is almost here! Another March where Covid is still lurking around. Even if we are living in dark times, if you are a Tolkienist you know that March is a special month. It is time for celebrations because of the Tolkien Reading Day! On March 25th the One Ring was destroyed by Frodo and Sam, with Gollum’s help, in The Lord of the Rings. Numerous institutions, websites and Tolkienites all over the world are running events this month.
In this post, I am sharing with you three events that I am looking forward to participating. They are online and for everyone around the world!
Fangornmoot is an online event hosted by Books from Fangorn. It aims to join people all over the world to enjoy and share their passion for J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. It will take place, for the first time, in March 2021.
This years’ theme is J.R.R. Tolkien’s works in everyday life. The idea is to share and converse on how Tolkien’s books are present in our lives, in everyday actions and in ordinary things we do. It can be in something we hold on from Tolkien’s books that brighten our lives, something we eat, something we own, somewhere we have been. Tolkien’s works can be present in different ways. Join Fangornmoot and enjoy the celebrations sharing your passions with other Tolkienists!
Among the activities, there is a weekly Tolkienist Instagram challenge under the hashtag #Fangornmoot Additionally, every Friday there are going to be games that are going to be posted on this website. To know more about Fangormoot, go here.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒐𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒆𝒏 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑫𝒂𝒚
Do not miss the event organized by The Tolkien Society! This year’s theme is hope and courage in J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. Conversations and discussions on the selected topic, which is very accurate for the times we are facing now as humanity, are going to be taking place on Twitter.
As a tradition, the Tolkien Society is inviting you to read some excerpts from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The passages are going to be shared on their website, exclusively for the activity, respecting the copyright. You can share your videos on Instagram or Facebook stories with the hashtag #TolkienReadingDay
On the 25th, The Tolkien Society has teamed with the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow to host an online worldwide event. It is free to attend, but you have to sign up on their website.
𝑴𝒊𝒅𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉
The recently renamed Tolkien Folks (previously known as Tolkien Tribe) is organizing the traditional Middle Earth themed challenge on Instagram.
This time the prompts are daily but have some specific dates, so make sure to write them down on a calendar so you don’t miss them out. The challenge will be running under the hashtag #MiddleEarthMarch. The challenges have already been published on Instagram. Find them here.
✶⋆ Will you join the celebrations? Do you know any other events to celebrate J. R. R. Tolkien’s works that are happening this upcoming month?
Hope to see you around!