On January 3rd Tolkien fans around the world were invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author at 21:00 (9 pm) your local time.
The toast is "The Professor".
For those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking ceremonies:
To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words 'The Professor' before taking a sip (or swig, if that's more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.
The words "us", "we" refer to the Tolkien Society, the co-ordinators of the 2006 Birthday Toast project. The Tolkien Society is based in the United Kingdom.
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The organisers do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.
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