Happy Festivus!

Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23. It was created by writer  Dan O’Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a screenwriter for the TV show Seinfeld as part of a comical storyline on the show. The holiday’s celebration, as shown on Seinfeld, 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.”

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Celebrants of the holiday sometimes refer to it as “Festivus for the rest of us,” a saying taken from the O’Keefe family traditions and popularized in the Seinfeld episode to describe Festivus as “another way” to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its pressures and commericalism.

[ Read More: Wikipedia on Festivus ]

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2 Comments on “Happy Festivus!”

  1. Michele Forto Says:

    Probably my favorite Seinfeld episode! Get some Fesitvus ice cream!

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