March 25: Tolkien Reading Day

March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day, so, go celebrate! Take your pick of books, get settled in, and read some Tolkien!

In 2003, the Tolkien Society selected March 25 as Tolkien Reading Day. They chose March 25 to celebrate the day that Sauron was defeated in The Return of the King.

Sauron, a.k.a. The Lord of the Rings, is the main villain in the trilogy. He also appears as “the Necromancer” in The Hobbit. He is finally defeated on March 25 near the end of The Return of the King when Gollum falls into the fires of Mt. Doom with the Ring of Power. When Sauron made the Ring many centuries before, he put much of his power into it. Therefore, when it was destroyed, Sauron’s power was broken.

Tolkien's "The Hobbit"“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

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