Fish Fingers And Custard Day

We have to say that over the years, we’ve covered some pretty strange holidays, but Fish Fingers and Custard Day has to be one of the weirdest—at least at first glance. After we dug into this holiday a little bit, we discovered that it actually had a logical origin. It was based on an iconic scene from the British TV show Doctor Who.

In this scene, the Doctor, played by Matt Smith, enjoys fried fish sticks and vanilla custard—a disgusting combination for sure, but unique enough for this holiday to be created. Now, Doctor Who fans can enjoy this holiday on April 3rd when it rolls around again.

The History of Fish Fingers and Custard Day

The opening episode of the 5th season of Doctor Who featured the scene that we talked about in our introduction. We don’t want to spoil the episode for people who haven’t watched it, but we’ll just note that this is where this holiday began. If you want to know more, we encourage you to check out Doctor Who, especially that particular episode.

Some Facts About Doctor Who

We had somewhat of a debate over some of the facts that we could put in this section. At first, we thought that we could list some facts about vanilla pudding or fish sticks, but then we decided that wouldn’t be very interesting. That’s why we’ve decided to go ahead and, instead of talking about food, spend some time talking about Doctor Who.

  • The Doctor was partly inspired by Sherlock Holmes.
  • The Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey wasn’t mentioned until 1973.
  • The first Doctor was played by William Hartnell.
  • It was Hartnell’s health problems that led to regeneration becoming a part of the Doctor’s mythology.

Observing Fish Fingers and Custard Day

For those who want to try out the combination of vanilla pudding and fish sticks, this is a good day to do it. It’s also a good day for people to watch the Doctor Who episode entitled “The Eleventh Hour.”

As we said earlier, this is the opening episode of the 5th season of the show. Anyone enjoying this holiday is also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #FishFingersAndCustardDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 3 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
April 3 Thursday
Last year (2023)
April 3 Monday
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