January: National Science Fiction Day
FEBRUARY : Darwin Day
March: Pi Day, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
On the 14th, math nerds celebrate the irrational number, 3.14 usually in the form of baking several pies bearing the π symbol. Because pie is even more enjoyable to eat when Pi is involved. Who said math and baking can’t work together for the better of Pi(e) lovers?
April: Morse Code Day
May: Free Comic Book Day, May the 4th be with you
June: Tau Day
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Rememberer how Pi is great with pie? Well, the 28th of this month is to completely destroy that notion. Tau Day is a day to celebrate the greatness that is the Tau Manifesto, and how Pi is wrong.
Today could very well be Pi versus Tau day amongst the math nerds, but regardless of the outcome, the Tau Manifesto brings honor to the circle constant, a number that is revered by mathematicians. Perfection demands perfect equations, and Tau gives us what we want.
July: Harry Potter's Birthday
August: Gene Roddenberry Day
Next time Gene Roddenberry Day flies around, watch some Star Trek or read about The Roddenberry Foundation and it’s effects left on people all across the world.
Live long and prosper, Trekkies.
September: Talk like a pirate day
October: Mole Day
November: Guy Fawkes Day
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Remember, remember the 5th of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
This nursery rhyme is often associated with Guy Fawkes Day, but has become an international sensation thanks to the movie adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel, V for Vendetta.
November 5th is remembered in British History as The Gunpowder Plot. In 1605, a group of English Catholics tried to assassinate the Protestant King James I and the Parliament. At the time, Catholics were being heavily oppressed by the Protestants rulers. Guy Fawkes, one of the plotters, was caught with almost 900 kg of gunpowder underneath the Palace of Westminster.
In the movie V for Vendetta, the main antagonist V dons a Guy Fawkes mask and tries to overthrow the United Kingdom’s fascist government by triggering several events that he hopes will trigger another revolution. Remember to watch V for Vendetta every 5th, and try to see why the holiday is still celebrated by the English and nerds alike.
December: We are not Alone day
That’s just a handful of nerdy holidays most of you should at least look into celebrating in 2015. There’s plenty more out there, and I’m sure there’s a holiday that’s just for you. Now get out there and spread the nerdy joy to those near and far!
Happy holidays from the Fanpup staff!