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Get Geeky and Festive with Geek Holidays

In keeping my Kansas City Geek Events Calendar and con listings up to date, I run across many noteworthy events, including what I call “geek holidays” – days which are somehow related to a fandom or some geeky happening in history. A geek holiday could be a character’s birthday (as Potterheads often celebrate), or the date a fictional historic event took place (“Terminator Day,”  or the day SkyNet became self-aware), or a date with scientific or mathematical significance (mmmm…Pi). Since I have already done the research, I thought I would share it with you. Feast your eyes on the buffet of geek holidays below. There’s always a reason to celebrate when you’re a geek!

January

  • 1/2: KCGeeks.com birthday!
  • 1/2: Isaac Asimov’s birthday / National Science Fiction Day
  • 1/3: J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday
  • 1/8: Stephen Hawking’s birthday
  • 1/19: Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday
  • 1/25-1/31: Winter-een-mas (a week of themed gaming holidays)
  • 1/27: Lewis Carroll’s birthday (author of Alice in Wonderland)
  • 1/28: Data Privacy Day

February

  • Harry Potter Book Night (first Thursday in February)
  • 2/11: Thomas Edison’s birthday
  • 2/11: National Inventors’ Day
  • 2/11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • 2/19: Bruce Wayne’s birthday
  • 2/20: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • 2/27: Pokemon anniversary
  • Engineers Week (date varies annually)

March

  • 3/1 World Maths Day
  • 3/4: Gamemasters’ (GM’s) Day
  • 3.14: Pi Day / Albert Einstein’s birthday
  • 3/22: James T Kirk’s birthday
  • 3/25: Tolkien Reading Day
  • 3/31: World Backup Day

April

  • 4/4: Square Root Day
  • 4/5: First Contact Day
  • 4/27: Morse Code Day
  • 4/28: National Superhero Day

May

  • Free Comic Book Day (first Saturday in May)
  • 5/4: Star Wars Day / May the Fourth (be with you)
  • 5/5: Revenge of the 5th
  • 5/25: Geek Pride Day / Towel Day / The Glorious 25th of May

June

  • 6/1: International Tabletop Day (date may vary annually)
  • 6/16: Captain Picard Day
  • 6/18: Clark Kent’s birthday
  • 6/23: Joss Whedon’s birthday

July

  • 7/2: World UFO Day
  • 7/4: Steve Rogers’ / Captain America’s birthday
  • 7/13: Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • 7/20: Moon Day (anniversary of the lunar landing)
  • 7/29: Wil Wheaton’s birthday / Don’t Be A Dick Day
  • System Administrator Appreciation / SysAdmin Day (last Friday in July)
  • 7/31: Harry Potter’s birthday

August

  • 8/19: Gene Roddenberry’s birthday
  • 8/20: H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday
  • 8/22: Ray Bradbury’s birthday
  • 8/29: Terminator Judgment Day (the day SkyNet became self-aware)
  • International Cosplay Day (last weekend of August)

September

  • 9/8: International Literacy Day
  • 9/13: International Programmers Day
  • 9/19: Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • 9/19: Supernatural Day (anniversary of the TV premiere)
  • 9/22: Hobbit Day / Bilbo & Frodo’s birthday
  • 9/21: Batman Day (date may vary annually)

October

  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • Ada Lovelace Day (second Tuesday in October)
  • 10/5: Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Birthday
  • 10/21: Marty McFly Day
  • 10/29: Bob Ross’ birthday

November

  • 11/5: Guy Fawke’s Day (“remember, remember, the 5th of November.”)
  • 11/5: Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Day
  • 11/9: Carl Sagan’s Birthday
  • 11/23: T.A.R.D.I.S. Day (anniversary of the debut episode of Doctor Who)
  • 11/23: Fibonacci Day
  • 11/30: Computer Security Day
  • Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving)

December

  • 12/5: Day of the Ninja
  • International Shareware Day (second Saturday in December)
  • 12/18: Steven Spielberg’s birthday
  • 12/23: Festivus
  • 12/28: Stan Lee’s birthday

Please comment below if I have missed any important dates, and how you like to celebrate being a geek!

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2 thoughts on “Get Geeky and Festive with Geek Holidays”

  1. 3/20 – Hufflepuff Pride Day
    3/21 – Gryffindor Pride Day
    3/22 – Slytherin Pride Day
    3/23 – Ravenclaw Pride Day

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