Because every day must have purpose and intent, I suppose. We like anything with the word “reading” in it though, so we’ll pass this one along. From CNN’s SciTech blog:
Every year since 2003, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tales have gathered on March 25 for meetups at local libraries, schools, universities and elsewhere to celebrate the works of one of the original geek icons....The full piece is here.
Each year, there is a different theme for the day (this year it’s “Tolkien's Seafarers”). Fans -- encouraged to attend in costume, of course -- read aloud some of their favorite sections for about ten minutes or less, and participate in “musical interludes.” Some people even bring recordings of Tolkien himself giving a reading.