If you know me, then you saw this post coming a mile away. The 22nd of September (today in New Zealand!) is officially International Hobbit Day (and also Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday). So, it’s time to celebrate. Due to restrictions, I’ll be celebrating at home this year, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t be enjoying myself. Join me, if you can, in a homely hobbit party!
Here’s how you can celebrate too:
1) Dress the part.
Whatever that means to you, find something that makes you feel special and like you’ve just stepped out of Middle Earth. For me, that includes a cloak. You can’t beat a cloak, can you? I’ll be rushing around corners to try and get that billowing effect behind me all day long.
2) Drink out of a tankard.
Yep, whether that tankard is holding a beer, tea, or water – it’s the tankard life all day. You can also put on some tavern music on Spotify, to make you feel like you’re enjoying a lovely evening at The Green Dragon with your fellow hobbits.
3) Use Middle Earth languages.
Hobbits speak English, but that doesn’t mean you have to! Here are some elvish phrases to help you get in the mood (thanks to RealElivish.net for these):
English: A star shines on the hour of our meeting.
Sindarin: Êl síla erin lû e-govaded ‘wîn.
Pronunciation: EEEL SII.la E.rin LUUU e GO.va.ded WIIIN
English: Well met!
Sindarin: Mae govannen!
Pronunciation: MAE go.VAN.nen
English: At last!
Sindarin: Na vedui!
Pronunciation: na VE.dui
English: Come near the fire
Sindarin: Tolo anin naur
Pronunciation: TO.lo A.nin NAUR
English: Come with me
Sindarin: Aphado nin
Pronunciation: A.fa.do NIN
English: Come, join us
Sindarin: Tolo, govado ven
Pronunciation: TO.lo GO.va.do VEN
4) Eat good food.
Hobbits LOVE their food. If you want to join in, there are seven meals to enjoy daily. These are:
Breakfast – 7am
Second Breakfast – 9am
Elevenses – 11am
Luncheon – 1pm
Afternoon Tea – 3pm
Dinner – 6pm
Supper – 9pm
What should you enjoy for these meals? Hobbits love carbs, jams, meats, and all that good stuff. I myself will be enjoying some large chunks of bread smothered in jam, some excellent cheese, perhaps a pie…oh gosh, I think I need to take a break to get a snack.
Enjoy the day, and don’t forget to share your outfits, meals, and general hobbit fun with me! I would love to see how you celebrate. Share what you’re up to on Instagram with me today!