Tolkien Birthday Toast 2015
3 January 2015
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Each year on 3 January, the Tolkien Society encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor’s birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony.

The Toast

At 9pm your local time, we invite Tolkien fans to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is simply:

The Professor!

All you need to do is 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.

Let us and others know what you’ll be drinking and where in the comments below, on Twitter (using #TolkienBirthdayToast) or Facebook.

Note that we do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.

Find Local Birthday Toast Events

Local Tolkien Societies or Smials often meet on 3 January in a pub so that you can raise you glass and have a good chat with fellow Tolkien fans. Let us know where your local group will be meeting and we’ll add it to the map below:

Unquendor - the Dutch Tolkien Society

52.094434, 5.118948

Unquendor will be hosting a Birthday Dinner at the Tapasbar El Mundo in Utrecht. Arrive for 6.15pm.
Make sure you book a place beforehand by email:

Northfarthing - London

51.519867, -0.134433

Northfarthing, the Tolkien Society's London-based smial, will be hosting its annual Birthday Dinner at The Spaghetti House on Goodge Street. Meet at 7pm for a 7.30pm sit-down.
Please book a place with Jeremy Morgan if you would like to come.

Meneltarma - the Romanian Tolkien Society

44.427529, 26.104251

Meneltarma, the Romanian Tolkien Society, will be hosting its annual Birthday Toast in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. Check the website for details of both events.

Smial de Lórien - Barcelona

41.386384, 2.162623

Smial de Lórien will meet earlier in the day for lunch at the Canela in Barcelona.

NYC Area Friends of JRR Tolkien & Fantasy

40.710831, -73.993413

Check out the Meet Up page for details of the NYC Area Friends of JRR Tolkien & Fantasy Birthday Toast gathering.

Los Angeles Smial

34.147232, -118.406130

The Los Angeles Smial will be hosting our annual toast at Ye Olde Kings Head Pub 12969 Ventura Blvd Studio City, California 91604
Arrival time at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., our toast at 9 p.m. Please sign up if you will be coming.

Israeli Tolkien Society

31.766258, 35.226857

Members of the Israeli Tolkien Society (קהילת טולקין בישראל) will be celebrating in various pubs around Israel. Check out the Facebook event to see if there's a meeting close to you.

Eorlingas - Indonesian Tolkien Society

-6.214785, 106.653599

Eorlingas, Indonesian Tolkien Society, will toast the Professor in Mall Alam Sutera, in Jalan Jalur Sutera Barat No.16, Pinang, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. See the Facebook event page for details.