Today is Festivus.
From Festivus! - The website:
"Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in "The Strike" episode of Seinfeld which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday.
According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23rd. However many people celebrate it other times in December and even at other times throughout the year.
The slogan of Festivus is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the "Feats of Strength" where the head of the household must be pinned.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Festivus celebration without a magnificent Festivus pole.
Gov. Jim Doyle (left) poses with his Festivus pole.
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More Festivus pole photos here.
Look at the joy on the former Gov. Jim Doyle's face as he stood beside this majestic Festivus pole when he resided in the Governor's mansion. Priceless.
Here's the OFFICIAL FORM for Airing of Grievances.
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Personally, I don't like Festivus. It's too negative and whiny.
One of my grievances would be that Festivus includes the Airing of Grievances.