Extraterrestrial Culture Day

The second Tuesday of February is observed annually as Extraterrestrial Culture Day and celebrates all the extraterrestrials who have visited Earth in the past, the present, and potentially in the future. Although this holiday originally began as one that only existed in New Mexico, it now seems to be celebrated all over the world, and perhaps across the galaxy for all we know.

It’s a day for humans to prepare for alien visitation so they can be ready to reap the rewards these extraterrestrial visitors are likely to bestow upon us. Who’s ready for some new technology and revelations about the universe? We certainly are.

The History of Extraterrestrial Culture Day

This holiday was originally established by the State of New Mexico when they passed House Bill 766. This bill was introduced by State Representative Daniel R. Foley.

This act established Extraterrestrial Culture Day in recognition of the many unexplained mysteries, visitations, sightings, attributed technological advances, explorations, experimentations, expeditions, storylines for Hollywood sci-fi movies, and other accomplishments of ETs from all over the universe that have contributed to New Mexico’s worldwide recognition as a unique and colorful mosaic of cultural anomalies.

It goes on to further state that this day should be observed to honor all past, present, and future ET visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all the citizens of the universe, both known and unknown. Although this is uniquely a New Mexico holiday, that doesn’t stop people from all over the world from joining in the fun and celebrating this day.

Observing Extraterrestrial Culture Day

Obviously, the entire purpose of this holiday was to promote tourism in New Mexico, so the first thing that people might want to do on this day is to visit the state. After all, they do have a thriving “alien” culture centered around the site of the Roswell Crash. In that area, there are plenty of tourist attractions.

The incident at Roswell occurred in 1947. While the U.S. government has officially stated that the material collected from this crash was simply debris from a military balloon, many people still believe to this day that what the government actually collected were the remnants of a crashed flying saucer.

And this debate still rages on, which is why it has become such a large center of tourism. Now, we understand that not everyone can travel to New Mexico to celebrate this holiday. That’s okay because this day can also be celebrated in other ways.

Extraterrestrial fans can watch alien movies or read books on the subject. On this day, we’re going to be binge-watching episodes of the 1990s TV series “The X-Files.” People can also spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #ExtraterrestrialCultureDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 13 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
February 11 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
February 14 Tuesday
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