Happy Hobbit Day from the Dash Kitten Crew here in Middle-Earth!

Today’s the day we celebrate the impact Tolkien’s books, including The Hobbit (1937) have had on our country. Join us and enjoy a glimpse at some of the beautiful and magical sights of Middle-Earth, New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings movies.

What is Hobbit Day?

For many fans September the 22nd is the birthday shared by Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Frodo is actually Bilbo’s second cousin once removed, but, we can see your eyes glazing over at the family genealogy, so lets show you a little bit of Hobbit movie history, and a slice of Hobbit life.

Some of the fun things people are doing for Hobbit Day

  • Some brave humans are going shoeless because Hobbits do not wear shoes. * ouch * But, to give you an idea of Hobbit feet, check out this video. It shows the Lord of the Rings actors spending a lot of time preparing for their feet to take a starring role. Thankfully we think Hobbit cat paws would not need as much attention!
  • Many people are celebrating Hobbit Day by reading, or re-reading their favourite parts of J R R Tolkein’s books.
  • Some are attending magical events like the screening of The Two Towers at the sumptuous Roxy cinema, or enjoying a Hobbit feast with their friends.
An Unexpected Party. A previous Roxy Cinema presentation – with a real Hobbit.
  • Some of us will be enjoying The Hobbit movies on DVD as this means we can curl up with mum and dad and enjoy extra snuggles!
  • You can check out mum and dad’s visit to a special Hobbit event ‘An Unexpected Party‘ (see the picture above).
  • and, we hope that the Crew will encourage you to read the books for the first time, enjoy the movies, or listen to the audio books. We love the movies as they show New Zealand’s gorgeous scenery and tell a good story too.*


Spending Hobbit Day Somewhere Special

One of the biggest treats for Hobbit fans is to visit Matamata where fantasy meets reality head on. Here you can wander around Hobbiton, and even attend special events planned for Hobbit Day each year.

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Hobbiton is a magical place, nestling amongst Matamata’s gorgeous rolling green hills. Here you can see the recreation of the original movie sets and imagine Hobbits going about their daily business, or preparing for Bilbo Bagins’ one hundred and eleventh birthday, bustling in and out of Hobbit holes, or visiting The Green Dragon Inn.

What will you be doing on Hobbit Day, wherever you are in the world right now?

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Hobbit Day Reporter
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  1. WeBeesSiameezers MrJackFreckles

    October 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Our petcretary is not too interested in things Hobbit, but the rest of the unfurs here sure are! How cool that you can see how and where tat series of movies was made.


  2. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    September 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Who knew there was a day for celebrating Hobbits! way cool


  3. Deziz World

    September 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Hmmmm Mommy doesn’t have to do any of dat and she has hobbit feetsies. MOL Big hugs and have fun.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  4. mommakatandherbearcat

    September 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I just saw the Lord of the Rings movies for the first time a couple weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised – they truly are pretty cool! I never read the books so it was all new to me!


  5. Erin the Cat, Princess

    September 23, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Hey this is awesome! We really miss not having those fun hobbits around to watch, so we’ll be celebrating with a wine and a movie tonight! Thanks for the great blog post and info
    Toodle Pip, Bilbo, Frodo etc MOL


  6. da tabbies o trout towne

    September 23, 2017 at 1:32 am

    harvey…dood !!!! thanx for sharin hobbit day; we all wayz lovez theze postz; it has ta be way awesum ta be able ta travel a wee bit ta see hobbit town !!! happee week oh end two all ~~~ insert hearts


  7. meowmeowmans

    September 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Hobbit Day looks to be amazing fun, guys! We like the idea of no shoes, but just in the house. MOL.

    Thank you so much for your kind condolences and purrs about our sweet angel Zoe’s passing. We are so grateful for you, dear friends. Love and hugs to you all.


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