March 25 is a special day in the Lord of the Rings universe. It was on March 25, in the year 3019 of the Third Age, that The One Ring and Sauron were destroyed at Mt. Doom. Frodo’s perilous journey began the prior September, and he struggled for months to bring the Ring to Mordor and eventually cast it into the fire from whence it came.
What actually happened was Gollum stole the ring again from Frodo, but he fell into the Cracks of Doom, thus destroying the Ring and ridding Middle-earth of the great terror.
The internet is celebrating this momentous Middle-earth memory. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt marked the Gondorian New Year, as it’s known, with a tweet featuring an image of the white tree of Gondor. Plenty of other people on Twitter and across social media are celebrating the occasion as well.
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