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National Geek Day 2013

Posted on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 in Holiday by the machinegeek


Today is National Geek Day! According to Wikipedia,

Geek Pride Day (Spanish: Día del orgullo friki ) is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually 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 (see 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 25th of May for fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

The initiative originated in Spain in 2006 as “Día del Orgullo Friki” and spread around the world via the internet.

What are you doing to celebrate?

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One Response to “National Geek Day 2013”

  1. Jose Amor Galvany says:

    I don agree with the spanish tanslation…Not the same (even may be some coincidences) it is NOT the same a Geeky and a friki) Am I the only one who sees the clear difference?

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