March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day. This day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien's works in education and library groups. The date was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The day was originally suggested by columnist Sean Kirst, of the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. He has organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.