Monday, December 22, 2008

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Festivus is an annual holiday created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a scriptwriter for the TV show Seinfeld. Although the original Festivus took place in February 1966 as a celebration of O'Keefe's first date with his wife, Deborah, many people now celebrate the holiday on December 23rd, as depicted on the Seinfeld episode "The Strike".

The Festivus Pole - Made of aluminum and is displayed unadorned.

Airing of Grievances - Each person tells everyone else all the ways they have disappointed him or her over the past year.
Feats of Strength - This involves wrestling the head of the household to the floor, with the holiday ending only if the head of the household is actually pinned.
Click here for clips from the Seinfeld Episode.
-Brian L. and Jeff.


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