2021 A to Z: Letter G…Weird Holidays

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Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13)

Etymology

The term ‘geek’ was used to refer to circus performers in the Victorian age. Before that, a geek was simply a ‘freak’ as used in the English language or a ‘fool’ in German. These oddballs were put on display in traveling geek shows and circuses where they would eat the head off of a live chicken or snake. 

Embrace Your Inner Geek

Nowadays, we all have things we “geek out” about, things we know far too much about, be it computers, video games, comic books, science, sports, wine, tv shows, movies, or books; really it’s anything that you find interesting. We keep those passions stored in our minds for the one day someone asks a question only we will have the answer to. In my house we call that “Useless Knowledge Man.”

Where’s the TARDIS? Why aren’t you in Robes?

Celebrate on July 13th, Embrace your Geekness Day! (Yes, the word nerd in me wants it to be Geekiness, but it’s not)!

Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy, an American actor and his wife, on their website called Wellness.com. This day is one out of eighty days they created as ideas for possible holidays and many are celebrated across the nation. Thomas Roy created these holidays as a radio host in order to encourage people to celebrate. 

So wherever your enthusiasm lies, today is the day to celebrate it. Embrace your inner and outer geek and let your enthusiasm show. I hope everyone has a great Geekness Day! And remember to apply your Geekdom!

How do you display your inner geekness?

Featured image: “G is for Gauge” from Digital Synopsis, created by UK based graphic designers Liam + Jord

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