Many of our visitors have asked what Festivus is all about since we've been known to wish a Happy Festivus. We thought everyone knew about Festivus from Seinfeld, but I guess not. It has developed a sizable cult following that seems to be growing each year. December 23rd is the official/unofficial start date for Festivus and it ends sometime in May (or, when it fizzles out). It appeals to the modern day cynicism and frustration with the overcommercialism of traditional holidays. It isn't meant to supplant these holidays (although, for some it does), just stand as a the anti-holiday Holiday. Don't get us wrong, we celebrate CHRISTmas to the fullest and enjoy both the deep CHRISTian significance of this day and the modern tradtions. Festivus allows for the cynicism of the season to have an outlet.
Fewer know the true history of Festivus and Dan O'Keefe family. You'll have to buy Daniel O'Keefe's Festivus Bookif you really want to know more.
We've added a few links above to Wikipedia and where you can find Festivus Poles to help explain. The Wikipedia article is pretty informative. We recommend starting there. as we have time, we'll add out own thoughts and research on this interesting new American holiday. We are working to set up a Festivus Party Search to help you find Festivus parties near you.
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