September 14 is the REAL birthday for Bilbo and Frodo Baggins!
#1
The Middle-earth Website at Xenite.Org explains why Bilbo Baggins birthday is really supposed to be observed on September 14, not September 22.

Next week most fans around the world will observe Hobbit Week, Hobbit Day, Tolkien Week, etc. because of the ongoing mistake in equating our September 22 with Tolkien's Shire September 22.

So far the "debate" has not yet become acrimonious.
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#2
It came, it went, and most Tolkien fans will still tip their glasses to Bilbo and Frodo next week. Ironically, many of them consider themselves to be "purists". Smile
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#3
I have recently been discussing this topic with my hobbit friends as well. We've decided that we want to put a video collage together of how people celebrate Hobbit Day! Sadly, we came up with the idea a little late for the true day so we will be issuing the video on our youtube channel on the 22nd. Really, when you think about it. September 22nd is...September 22nd and since we poor folk from the land of men really do not live in The Shire I think it's okay to celebrate it a little late. After all its Tolkien Week so we can celebrate the whole week long. Smile Watch this video if you're interested in submitting a video or pictures about how you celebrate hobbit day. It will be epic if we can get as many people as possible to join. A real fan movement not only celebrating two brave hobbits but also celebrating an awesome movie to come.

http://bit.ly/raeSoW
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#4
Whenever I read one of these posts "calculating" Bilbo/Frodo's "actual" birthdate, I have a bad habit of posting back: "So according to the Shire calendar, Jesus was born when?" Nevermind the day; what year?

I have yet to get a coherent answer. Some people just don't like having their fantasy bubble burst.
"Never ask an Elf for advice, for he will say both 'Yes' and 'No'." - Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion
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#5
Got an idea. Celebrate the birthdays on September 14 and September 22. Twice the fun and an opportunity to rid themselves of a heap of dusty mathoms. :party:Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!(Quenya for "Let's party dudes!) :party: Later Kind Folks--Paul:bg:
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#6
I like the way you think, PG.

And if you quote me, I'll deny it. LOL!
"Never ask an Elf for advice, for he will say both 'Yes' and 'No'." - Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion
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#7
Actually, that's a pretty good idea. If I can ever take a break from writing Tolkien articles long enough to update the calendar again, I may just do that. Two official Frodo/Bilbo birthdays per calendar may help alleviate my sense of ironic indisposition over fannish inattention to detail (and, honestly, the Tolkien Society should KNOW better).
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