Festivus Day is a holiday celebrated on December 23 of every year. It is a traditional holiday celebrated hugely in the United States of America. It serves as an alternative to participating in the commercialism and pressures of the Christmas. This day is a secular theme for all inclusive December gathering. It’s a holiday stands out more than the rest.
History of Festivus Day
Festivus Day was first created by Author and Reader’s Digest editor Daniel O’Keefe. He created this day due to his family tension. “Airing of Grievances” is one of the central practices of O’Keefe. Initially, it was celebrated on February 1966, but later it was changed to December 23 in occasion of O’keefe first date with his wife.
The Festivus Day become so familiar with the famous television show in America called “Seinfeld”. The first time the day was mentioned in an American culture episode called “The Strike.” Festivus Day proves that human beings do not need any materials to be happier on holidays. They just need a good partner, jovial attitudes and lovely music to make that holiday better than ever.
How to celebrate
Celebrating Festivus Day is very simple and easier to remember. The day is an alternative to the pressure and commercialism that cause on Christmas Shopping. In the Seinfeld episode, they use the aluminium pole in place of the Christmas tree. The O’keefe family tradition is to put the clock in the bag and nailed it on the wall. Next is dinner which usually contains turkey or meatloaf on the bed of lettuce. And then Airing of Grievances, where each person from the table stands and tells about how the world had disappointed them in that year. Finally, the person who is the head of the household will call one individual from the celebration and challenges them to a wrestling match. The celebration will not stop until their opponent person pins the head of the family. You can use #FestivusDay to post on social media.
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