A toast! A toast!
- On January 3rd Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and
toast the birthday of this much loved author at 21:00 ("9 pm") local time.
The toast is "The Professor".
<A HREF="http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/index.html">Eleventy-one Birthday Toast</A>
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.
Chris Crawshaw, the Chair of the Tolkien Society, which has members in 43
countries said "I'm looking forwards to raising a glass of single malt to the
memory of the Professor and in fellowship with fans around the world".
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