“Geek” Holidays

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Can you name the Official or unofficial holidays celebrated by various geeks/nerds in the U.S. and around the world?

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DateHolidayDescription
JAN 25You don't get this day off from your jobs. Instead you celebrate *Steve* Jobs.
JAN 28Celebrates an instrument that is kinda like a whistle except you talk or sing into it and it makes an unpleasant sound. (U.S.)
JAN 29A celebration of jigsaws, crosswords, brain teasers, etc. (U.S.)
FEB 22Day set aside for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to reflect on their 'sisters' all around the globe.
FEB 22Not exactly a 'geek' holiday, but geeks enjoy these tequila drinks as much as anyone. (U.S.)
MAR 01The first Wednesday in March is a chance for everyone to remember their multiplication tables.
MAR 03This day celebrates something that's eesy for some, hardder for others.
MAR 04Some watch a rendition of Conjunction Junction on this day (and avoid Twitter). (U.S.)
MAR 10Celebrated by awesome people the world over.
MAR 143.14 (or 7/22 - UK)
DateHolidayDescription
MAR 21Declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate the making of verses and metrical compositions.
APR 02Celebrates a certain pair of popular sandwich ingredients.
APR 25Commemorates the publishing of a famous article by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.
APR 27Alternately celebrated on May 24th, this day remembers the birthday of Samuel Morse.
MAY 04This day celebrates the Star Wars series by taking the date and turning it into a famous line from the films.
MAY 25A perfect storm for geeks as it is an important date for fans of George Lucas, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
JUN 10Celebrates a certain writing utensil.
JUN 16Chance for all to celebrate the life of James Joyce and relive the events of his Ulysses (named for its protagonist).
JUL 15Bovine appreciation day.
AUG 12Similar to the January 25th day, but for those in the other camp.
DateHolidayDescription
AUG 18For those who aren't any good at the March 21st holiday.
AUG 28An opportunity for geeks to read their graphic novels in bus stops, coffee shops, cubicles, etc.
SEP 19YAR!!
SEP 22Celebrates the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
SEP 28Day that asks the question: does something have to be important to get a holiday?
OCT 23Commemorates Avogadro's Number, a basic measuring unit in chemistry that shares the name of an animal.
NOV 03Like the April 2nd day, but more general. (U.S.)
DEC 08A day for people to act like they have instantly arrived from another era.
DEC 23Seinfeld Geeks still count as geeks, and this is their holiday.

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