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March 25th Special Days - Featuring 30+ Tolkien/Lord of the Rings Freebies

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Middle Earth/Golden Ring, by Erik Stein on Pixabay
March 25th is... National Tolkien Reading Day (2003), National Lobster Newburg Day, Pecan Day, First Pancakes (1882), International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic (2007), International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members, International Day of The Unborn Child, EU Talent Day, Old New Year's Day, Lady Day, International Procrastination Day, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, Test-Optional College Day, National Medal of Honor Day, National Bridesmaid Day, National Michelle Shafer Half Moon Cookie Day, Hilaria, International Waffle Day (Våffeldagen/Sweden), Maryland Day (1634/Maryland), Freedom Day (Belarus), FND Awareness Day (UK), St. Dismas' Day
More Special Days: American Red Cross Giving Day, Manatee Appreciation Day, National Little Red Wagon Day, Whole Grain Sampling Day, Document Freedom Day, International Data Center Day, Rosh Chodesh Nisan, Feast of the Annunciation
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: Tolkien Boxed Set (Word Cloud Classics) | Flexibound: 1,504 pages | by David Day (Author). Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (May 5, 2020)
National Tolkien Reading Day (2003)
-- An annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, taking place on March 25th. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien's works in education and library groups. The date of March 25th was chosen in honor of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The day was originally suggested by columnist Sean Kirst, of the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. He has since organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.
Read: Tolkien Boxed Set
-- The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, powers, and creatures — as well as a deep, intertwined history spanning thousands of years. In these specially designed volumes, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants of Middle-earth. A must-have guide to the Tolkien world, this collection provides an A-to-Z dictionary of the vernacular, an atlas describing the various terra firma, histories of battles, dark powers, heroes, and the Hobbits who started it all. More than 200 black-and-white and full-color illustrations make the pages a joy to behold as you learn all you need to know about Tolkien's fantasy realm.
Image: Middle Earth Lord of the Rings Art PrintMiddle Earth Lord of the Rings Art Print -- Here is a map for those prone to wander. This 11x17 map of Middle Earth is printed in-house on smooth matte archival Epson paper. It's water-resistant, fade-resistant, and has a beautiful color that will last a lifetime! These prints are also made using Epson Pigment Inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade for at least 120+ years!
Image: White Tree Of Gondor - Lord Of The Rings Music Box - The Hobbit LOTR Gandalf - Engraved Wooden Box - Hand Crank MovementLord Of The Rings Music Box -- Laser engraved hand crank wooden music box. Material: Plywood 3mm Size: WxHxD: 113x113x36mm (4.45x4.45x1.4) Tune: Lord Of The Rings Tune Personalized Music Box: Just write in order notes when you checkout about your personalization and how your music box will look like.
Tolkien Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Rise of the Fellowship | A group of friends embark on an epic journey to find a new world they have only heard of, encountering dangerous obstacles and threats around every corner

Rise of the Fellowship

Amazon Freebies:
💍 Free Lord of the Rings ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App
💍 Read Lord of the Rings ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
💍 Free Lord of the Rings apps
💍 Free Lord of the Rings games
💍 Listen to Lord of the Rings Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
💍 Watch Lord of the Rings Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
💍 Listen to Lord of the Rings Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
💍 Free Alexa Skills | Lord of the Rings


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:
💍 The Lord of the Rings - free ebook
💍 The Hobbit - Free ebook
💍 Learn a Tolkienian language such as Quenya
💍 Fifteen Places Tolkien Fans should Visit before they Die
💍 Tolkien Worksheets and Teaching Resources | Free Printables
💍 Collection of Lord of the Rings Maps
💍 Lord of the Rings Online Game
💍 Free Tolkien Printable | And he took her in his arms...
💍 Lord of the Rings Student Planner Printable {home-school planner}
💍 10 Best Lord Of The Rings Coloring Pages
💍 51 Lord Of The Rings Baby Names
💍 Hobbit Rune Generator: Old English Runes
💍 Language Arts Word Search Puzzles | The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
💍 FREE Printable Favorite Authors Puzzles: J.R.R. Tolkien
💍 The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien
💍 The Hobbit: Resources and Activities for Kids
💍 Free Printable – Not all who wander are lost
💍 The Lord of the Rings Word Search
💍 Tolkien Gateway: Featured quotes/Archive
💍 J.R.R. Tolkien's classic 'Lord of the Rings' papercraft printables
💍 J.R.R. Tolkien's maps
💍 LOTR Project is dedicated to bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's works to life


National Lobster Newburg Day
- Invented at New York culinary institution Delmonico's during the height of its heyday in the late 1800s, Lobster Newburg was initially named Lobster Wenburg after Ben Wenburg, a wealthy sea captain who frequented the restaurant quite often. However, when a dispute arose between Wenburg and management, they made the decision to rename the dish lobster Newburg.
Pecan Day
- The history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century. The only major tree nut which grows naturally in North America, the pecan is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species. The name pecan is a Native American word of Algonquin origin used to describe all nuts requiring a stone to crack.
National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
- The strength of the bond between Greece and the United States is exemplified by the Greek-American community, which enriches our Nation with its cultural heritage and helps maintain the living relationship between our countries. On the anniversary of Greece's independence, we celebrate this friendship and look forward to realizing our common goals and aspirations.
First Pancakes (1882)
- On March 25, 1882, a New York City department store gave a pancake making demonstration which was the first official U.S. pancake-making day on record. Whether you call them pancakes, flapjacks or hotcakes, this traditional breakfast favorite can be customized to suit all taste buds. Savor them as simple as they come or combine them with fruit servings, different flavored syrups, jam, honey, powdered sugar, butter, jelly or even peanut butter!
Old New Year's Day/Lady Day/Feast of the Annunciation
- Along with the American colonies, Britain used the Julian calendar and observed New Year's Day on March 25th, Lady Day, also known as the Feast of the Annunciation. It wasn't until 1752 when Britain started using the Gregorian calendar and changed New Year's Day to January 1st.
Maryland Day (1634)
- Commemorates arrival of Lord Baltimore's first settlers at Maryland on March 25, 1634.
National Waffle Day
- This holiday originated in Sweden and soon spread like a batter all over the world. It started as a yearly tradition on March 25th, a day in which the people of Sweden celebrate Vårfrudagen (Our Lady's Day), a religious holiday nine months before Christmas, sounding similar to the Swedish word for a waffle (Våffeldagen). The holiday also coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation, and the start of spring in Sweden and Europe. It became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate the two events by making waffles on this day.
International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic (2007)
- In commemoration of the memory of the victims, the General Assembly, in its resolution 62/122 of December 17, 2007, declared March 25th the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, to be observed annually. The resolution called for the establishment of an outreach program to mobilize educational institutions, civil society, and other organizations to inculcate in future generations the causes, consequences, and lessons of the transatlantic slave trade, and to communicate the dangers of racism and prejudice.

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