Friday, December 23

Festivus for the rest of us

You modern Americans have some very strange holiday customs.

Take Festivus.

Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on Dec. 23 as a way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its pressures and commercialism.

It was created in 1966 and introduced into pop culture by the TV show Seinfeld.

The holiday includes an unadorned aluminum "Festivus pole," practices such as the "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength," and the labeling of easily explainable events as "Festivus miracles."

Celebrants of the holiday sometimes refer to it as "a Festivus for the rest of us," a saying to describe Festivus' non-commercial aspect.

At least it was non-commercial until they started selling Festivus poles, etc.

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