When we choose which holidays to create badges for, we usually decide on those that are either really well-known, or just make us laugh. Whacking Day is definitely the latter, and might be the most obscure holiday we’ve chosen so far.
Whacking Day is based on an early episode of The Simpsons, where the town celebrates May 10th by driving snakes to the center of town in order to whack them with sticks. In the episode, Bart and Lisa decide (rightly!) that the holiday is barbaric, and instead attempt to lure the snakes to safety with the help of singer Barry White. In the end, everyone learns a valuable lesson about tolerance (probably).
Here at Sporcle, Simpsons quotes are a perfectly cromulent occurrence. Once we discovered the date officially fell on May 10th, we absolutely had to create the badge. Once our mysterious badge artist Skylar drew it, it immediately became one of our favorite badges. All you have do to earn it is play the Whacking Day Hymn, The Simpsons Minefield, and Venomous or Not? on May 10th.
Of course, this year Whacking Day perfectly coincides with Mother’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate motherhood than by making obscure Simpsons references. Also, you should call your mom.