Geek Pride Day

Geek Pride Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on May 25th and celebrates all of geek culture. Although the word geek has been used as a derogatory term during the 1970s and 1980s, it has since been used as a source of pride for people who enjoy all that this culture has to offer.

This is a day for people who play games (board, video, or roleplaying games), enjoy comic books (superhero, slice of life, horror, graphic novels), anime, cosplay, horror, science fiction, fantasy, zombies, or anything relating to tech to all come together and take pride. Geeks are no longer seen as weird misfits, but are now seen as the intelligent and interesting people they have always been! So, let’s celebrate this uniqueness on this day when it comes around.

The History Of Geek Pride Day

In 1998, Tim McEachern organized Geek Pride Day and the Geek Pride Festival. Although these two instances were separate from one another, they did draw quite a bit of attention from people who considered themselves to be geeks. In 2006, Geek Pride Day would hit the international stage and by 2008, it was an official holiday in countries all around the world, including the U.S. Ever since its debut, this holiday has continued to grow each and every year.

Some Quick Geek Trivia For The Non-Geeks Among Us

We don’t want to leave out all of those people who don’t consider themselves to be a part of geek culture, so we gathered up some facts that might enlighten them to what this movement is all about. Let’s take a few moments of our time and check out these timely facts before we move on to talking about how Geek Pride Day is actually observed.

  • After the Lord of the Rings movie, Viggo Mortensen (he played Aragorn in the movie) bought the horse he rode in the film plus two other horses.
  • In the Marvel multiverse, our reality exists as Earth-1218.
  • The original Pac-Man arcade game had 256 levels. Unfortunately, that final level had a glitch that made it unbeatable.

Observing Geek Pride Day

We think that this holiday is pretty easy to celebrate. All a person really has to do is enjoy the parts of geek culture they enjoy immersing themselves in. Of course, this holiday is even better when shared with friends, so it’s also a good time to actually connect with some like-minded fans and/or friends and throw some kind of party. And while people are celebrating this day, they can then use the hashtag #GeekPrideDay to spread the news about it on the Internet.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 25 Thursday
Next year (2024)
May 25 Saturday
Last year (2022)
May 25 Wednesday
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