Here’s the collection of geeky holidays I have so far (thanks in large part to my friends on Google+), starting with the one that’s next to arrive:
- Jun 28: Tau Day (math, based on US date notation)
- July 10: Nikola Tesla‘s birthday
- July 22: Pi Approximation Day (math, based on everyone else’s date notation)
- Sept 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Sept 22: Hobbit Day (Tolkien)
- Oct 13: Ada Lovelace Day
- Oct 23: Mole Day (chemistry, based on US date notation)
- Dec 21: Winterfair (Barrayar – winter solstice)
- Jan 7: Roc Day or Distaff Day, when women used to resume spinning after the twelve days of Christmas. Some modern fiber artists celebrate the day.
- March 14: Pi Day (math, based on US date notation)
- sometime in April: Tabletop Game Day
- April 4, 2016: Square Root Day (not an annual event)
- first Saturday in May: Free Comic Book Day
- May the Fourth: Star Wars Day
- May 25: Towel Day (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
- May 25: Wear the Lilac (Discworld)
- sometime in June: World Wide Knit in Public Day (appropriate for string geeks)
You might be wondering what I’m going to do with these. I plan to turn them into stitch patterns, of course! I’m not going to do all of them in a year; I’ll work on them sporadically as I feel like it. You will note that some of them are math jokes (i.e. Tau day), some are random (i.e. Talk Like a Pirate), some have to do with string geekery, and some celebrate certain fandoms (i.e. Towel Day). Feel free to suggest more; I don’t want more than one for a given fandom, though. I also don’t want the dates of fan conventions. (There’s too many). And I reserve the right to skip some if I feel like it.
I’ve had a suggestion for the 8th day of each month, which is apparently sacred (in South America) to Mary, the Untier of Knots. I’m not sure it fits in so well, but I’m thinking about it.