About Festivus Day
When is Festivus Day? This holiday is always observed on December 23
Are you feeling a little left out!? You don’t celebrate Christmas or Chanukah. Kwanzaa just isn’t your thing. And, you don’t even know what or when Ramadan or Dilawi days are. Well, you can celebrate this December 23 holiday. Today is Festivus Day. The slogan for today is “Festivus for the Restivus!”
Come and experience the joy and the Miracle of Festivus. One might say that this holiday is a miracle in itself.
Still not sure if today’s holiday is for you? It’s non-denominational. And, it’s non-commercial…I’m all for that. Everyone can partake in this holiday. As the slogan goes: “A Festivus for the rest of us!” And, that means you, too. So………..
The History and Origin of Festivus Day:
The Festivus holiday was created by Daniel O’Keefe, who found a reference to an obscure holiday called Festivus. O’Keefe first celebrated this holiday in 1966. He selected December 23, to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with his future wife Deborah. His son Dan, a television scriptwriter, brought the holiday to life on the Seinfeld show.
Festivus became popular as the direct result of a Jerry Seinfeld television show episode. It first aired on December 18, 1997. On the show, Festivus was created and celebrated by Frank Costanza, George’s father. During George’s childhood, the Costanza family celebrated annually on December 23. On this episode of the show, Cosmos Kramer encouraged George’s father to resurrect Festivus and its traditions.
Thought for Today
You only have to mumble a few words in church to get married, and a few words in your sleep to get divorced.
Festivus Day Traditions
- No, there isn’t a Festivus Tree. Rather, an unadorned aluminum pole is the symbol of Festivus.
- The Festivus holiday is celebrated with a dinner. Meatloaf is the suggested main course (I betcha can’t wait for a slice of that!).
- Dinner is followed by a “Feats of Strength”.
- Another popular Festivus tradition is an “Airing of Grievances”. This is where you can tell someone how disappointed you are over what they did or didn’t do during the past year. Doesn’t this sound like fun!?
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