January 23, 2021

Festivus: How To Celebrate Including Seinfield-Inspired Recipes And More

Get Ready To Celebrate ‘The Feast of Festivus’ Saturday December 23rd

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The Festivus holiday celebration came to us via Daniel O’Keefe, a writer on Seinfeld, when he “appropriated” his family tradition for an episode they were writing for the show; but the actual inventor of this non-commercial holiday is O’Keefe’s father, Dan.

O’Keefe Sr. originally invented Festivus in 1966, as a way to have a holiday without any religious or commercialism of the holiday season, later prompting him to ask the question,  “Have we accidentally invented a cult?”

So how do you celebrate this unique holiday? According the Seinfeld episode this occurs on December 23, and includes the Festivus pole (an unadorned aluminum pole). Passing around the Festivus Pole you then begin the practices of  “Airing of Grievances” and “Feats of Strength”, and the labeling of easily explainable events as “Festivus miracles”.

The Story of Festivus – YouTube

Celebrating this holiday couldn’t be easier with these Seinfield-Inspired Recipes

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