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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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I of course mean "geek" in the most AFFECTIONATE way possible. I am a geek myself. I mean the term in a *loving* way. (please don't somehow make my computer explode with your nerd magic)
Blitz: Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa?
Enter 'geek' holiday:
You don't get this day off from your jobs. Instead you celebrate *Steve* Jobs.
Celebrates an instrument that is kinda like a whistle except you talk or sing into it and it makes an unpleasant sound. (U.S.)
A celebration of jigsaws, crosswords, brain teasers, etc. (U.S.)
Day set aside for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to reflect on their 'sisters' all around the globe.
Not exactly a 'geek' holiday, but geeks enjoy these tequila drinks as much as anyone. (U.S.)
The first Wednesday in March is a chance for everyone to remember their multiplication tables.
This day celebrates something that's eesy for some, hardder for others.
Some watch a rendition of Conjunction Junction on this day (and avoid Twitter). (U.S.)
Celebrated by awesome people the world over.
3.14 (or 7/22 - UK)
Declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate the making of verses and metrical compositions.
Celebrates a certain pair of popular sandwich ingredients.
Commemorates the publishing of a famous article by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.
Alternately celebrated on May 24th, this day remembers the birthday of Samuel Morse.
This day celebrates the Star Wars series by taking the date and turning it into a famous line from the films.
A 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.
Celebrates a certain writing utensil.
Chance for all to celebrate the life of James Joyce and relive the events of his Ulysses (named for its protagonist).
Bovine appreciation day.
Similar to the January 25th day, but for those in the other camp.
For those who aren't any good at the March 21st holiday.
An opportunity for geeks to read their graphic novels in bus stops, coffee shops, cubicles, etc.
Celebrates the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
Day that asks the question: does something have to be important to get a holiday?
Commemorates Avogadro's Number, a basic measuring unit in chemistry that shares the name of an animal.
Like the April 2nd day, but more general. (U.S.)
A day for people to act like they have instantly arrived from another era.
Seinfeld Geeks still count as geeks, and this is their holiday.
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