Fictional Holidays

 

We’ve all got our favorite holidays. Some of us prefer the costumes and candy of halloween *cough*ThatsMe*cough*, some prefer the sweetness and of Christmas, or the cold fresh of New years, others still prefer the swim parties of Independence day.

Even our favorite fictional friends have their favorite holidays. Each world, some sharing our holidays and cultures– others not, has something to celebrate. Perhaps we should merge these worlds. Perhaps these celebrations are best left seperate. Perhaps the point is simply that we celebrate and find joy in our world. NO matter which world you live in, there is ALWAYS a degree of joy to find and celebrate. In case you are still looking for that joy, here is a list of what some of your favorite fictions have found celebration worthy.

Pop Culture Holidays

January

01/08: Roy Batty Inception Day (Blade Runner)
01/12: Activation of HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey)
01/19: Buffy Summers’ Birthday (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
01/24: Dean Winchester’s Birthday (Supernatural)

February

02/02: Groundhog Day (Groundhog Day)
02/13: Galentine’s Day (Parks and Recreation)
02/14: Pris Inception Day (Blade Runner)
02/15: Annoy Squidward Day (Spongebob Squarepants) – A holiday marked on SpongeBob’s calendar. Apparenly involves bothering his neighbor and coworker, Squidward Tentacles, for most of the day.
02/23: Dana Scully’s Birthday (The X-Files)

March

03/11: Frankenstein’s Day (Frankenstein)

3/14: Pie Day
03/21-22: The Purge (The Purge)
03/24: Breakfast Club Day (The Breakfast Club)
03/25: Gondorian New Year (The Lord of the Rings)

April

04/04: 1984 Day (1984)
04/05: First Contact Day (Star Trek) Commemorating the first contact between humans and Vulcans on 5 April 2063 in Star Trek
04/08: Rex Manning Day! (Empire Records)

May

05/02: Harry Potter Day (Harry Potter)– the day that Harry Potter defeated an evil wizard in the Harry Potter books. This day is actually Halloween, and referred as such in all the books.
05/02: Sam Winchester’s Birthday (Supernatural)
05/04: Anniversary of the Battle of New York (The Avengers)
05/04: Star Wars Day (Star Wars)
05/05 Revenge of the Fifth (Star Wars)
05/08: Katniss Everdeen’s Birthday (The Hunger Games)
05/10: Whacking Day (The Simpsons)
05/15: Miracle Monday (Superman: Miracle Monday)
05/22: Sherlock Holmes Day (Sherlock Holmes)
05/25: Towel Day (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)

June

06/05: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
06/16: Captain Picard’s Day (Star Trek)

August

08/29: Judgement Day (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

September

09/2: Atlas Shrugged Day (Atlas Shrugged)
09/20: Unification Day (Firefly) – A celebration of the Alliance’s victory over the Browncoats in the Unification War.
09/22: Hobbit Day (The Lord of the Rings)

October

10/11: Federation Day (Star Trek) – Second Monday in October (Earth Calendar), Commemorating the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161
10/19: Durin’s Day (The Lord of the Rings) Dwarven equivalent of New Years Day. The secret entrance to the Mountain above Dale and Esgaroth becomes visible.
10/23: Mole Day, celebrated on October 23rd from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm. A geek-holiday, Mole Day celebrates Amadeo Avogadro’s “molar number” (6.02 x 10^23, get it?).

10/25: Back To The Future Day (Back to the Future)
10/26: Prixin (Star Trek)

November

11/12: Anniversary of the Hill Valley Lightning Strike (Back to the Future)
11/17: Life Day (Star Wars):  from The Star Wars Holiday Special
Only happens every three years, when the Wookies chew plant roots, set off fireworks, drink Hoth chocolate, and play music. Humans of the Repulic eat ice cream. Of course, growling is encouraged.
11/23: TARDIS Day (Dr. Who)

Third Saturday of November: Bobunk in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The celebration of cats, food, liquor, food with liquor in it, and food shaped like cats. It’s too bad that Salem accidentally deleted it…
11/27: Anniversary of Samantha Mulder’s Abduction (The X-Files)

December

12/16: The Feast of Winter Veil Begins (World of Warcraft)
12/15: Beethoven Observance Day (Peanuts) In Peanuts, Schroeder didn’t make up Beethoven’s birthday per se, but he decided to turn it into an observance. It’s December 16th, by the way.

12/?: Gurnethar’s Ascendance Day: One episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes a banner celebrating Gurnenthar’s Ascendance, which apparently occurs around the same time as Christmas.

 

Leif Erikson Day – A holiday made up by SpongeBob shortly after the show’s narrator explains that “every day is a holiday for SpongeBob. Even if he has to make one up.” It is only acknowledged by SpongeBob, Patrick, and Bubble Buddy and involves dressing up as a Viking and chanting Nordic sounding gibberish. – SpongeBob SquarePants

Weasel Stomping Day, a holiday created (in a sense) by “Weird Al” Yankovic in a song detailing a holiday held where people spend the day using large boots to crush weasels.

Ren and Stimpy had Yak Shaving Day. The celebration involved decorating the house with disposable diapers, filling your boots with coleslaw, and leaving a bowl of hot lather by the bathroom sink. If you’re good, the Great Shaven Yak will come until your home through the bathtub and leave fresh shaving scum in the sink before going back to canoeing across the night sky.

Talk Like A Pirate Day: International Pancake Day! Some restaurants actually participate and serve you pancakes for dessert. YUMMERS.

 

 

 

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