January 3 is really entrancing. We will celebrate the birthday of a famous author. Also, we will take an oath to cease bullying from our community. They are JRR Tolkien’s day and Humiliation day respectively. Through this page of Brag Social, we come to know that every day is special. So, we will learn about these events of January 3. Furthermore, we will get a low-down about its history and celebrations.
JRR Tolkien’s day
JRR Tolkien’s day commemorates the birthday of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892. JRR Tolkien was a writer, a psychologist and an author. He mainly wrote in the fantasy genre. His prominent works include “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. It is encouraged that we raise a toast to him this day. The Tolkien Society decided to honor his birthday sixty years after the original publication of the trilogy. He and his works of fantasy are an inspiration for other writers.
The Tolkien Society was found in 1969, is still around today. In 2003, they decided to celebrate his birthday. Therefore, they invited all the Tolkien fans around the world. The celebration was to raise a glass and toast to the birthday of the beloved author. In order to make the birthday toast, we stand and raise a glass of any choice of drink. Then, we say the toast. Here, the toast is “The Professor”. After that, we take a sip or swig of the drink.
How to celebrate
The best recommended way is to read his classics. If never read once, trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” is best to start with. The movies can also be watched if there’s not much time for the books. Furthermore, we can celebrate it by the Tolkien style of raising a glass and toast the birthday of JRR Tolkien.
Humiliation day, as it may sound, is not at all about humiliating someone. Instead, it is about being humble and thankful to each other. At some places, this day is also about being closer to God. This day is a reminder for people to stop oppressing others. Humiliation can cause great damage to the mental well-being of a person. The word ‘humiliation’ has been used for centuries under the meaning, ‘absence of pride’. Therefore, it also means humble and free from ego.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln felt the need of a day for humiliation, prayer and fasting. It was to propitiate God. He declared it in the senate. He wrote a resolution to it. The resolution mentioned that the United States had grown in wealth and power like no other country ever did. However, the countrymen had forgotten about God and the hand that gave them peace. He created this day as a chance for people to appease God and ask for his forgiveness.
How to celebrate
Due to the advancements in modern-day thinking, January 3 is scarcely recognized as religious. Nowadays, it is to make people realize how harmful an act of humiliation can be. We should check how powerful our actions can result to other people. We always have to remember the value of humility despite how successful we become.
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