It’s a day packed with Hobbity Goodness!  Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share their birthdays today, September 22nd.  Special celebrations are shared all over the world in honour of these most beloved characters of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

September 22nd is also designated National Hobbit Day!  In 1978, The American Tolkien Society dedicated this special day to the Hobbits of Middle-earth.  Check your area for parties like TORn’s very own Baggins Birthday Bash on September 23 or have one of your own.  It’s also a great day to curl up and read The Hobbit, LotR, or one of Tolkien’s many creations.

Another special feature of the day is available through Weta Workshop’s Hobbit Day Party Business Bundle

There has been a week-long Party of Special Magnificence on Discussion Boards.  You can find links to the party activities here, and a special Today in Middle-earth (TIME) entry here.