January 3rd, 2010 is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday with the words — “The Professor.”

The Tolkien Society has some information, found here, where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, and fans will be able to check the website and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.

More news, info, and an event page can be found here.

The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Yule!

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