Tolkien Reading Day

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A reading of The Tale of Beren and Lúthien on Tolkien Reading Day 2011 at a bookstore in Tallinn, Estonia

Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on 25 March. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien's works in education and library groups. The date of 25 March was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

The day was originally suggested by Sean Kirst, a columnist at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York. Kirst has organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.[1]

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