Main Entry: (a) Hobbit Birthday
Etymology: coined by J.R.R. Tolkien/Jared Daniel Humphreys
: A celebration of one’s birthday in which the person being honored selflessly purchases the birthday feast not only for himself, but for the friends that are celebrating with him; paying for something in a way that violates all commonplace birthday etiquette in order to show others one’s love and appreciation for them, instead of vice versa.
: An idea based on the following quote by author J.R.R. Tolkien: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”