May 25: National Geek Day
It’s National Geek Day / Geek Pride Day! According to Wikipedia, “Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope on 25 May 1977 (a/k/a Star Wars Day), but shares the same date as two other similar fan “holidays”: Towel Day, for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
The initiative originated in Spain in 2006 as “Orgullo Friki” and spread around the world via the internet.”
What geekiness are you celebrating today?
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