Phileas Fogg Wager Day

People who don’t know Phileas Fogg Wager Day obviously aren’t familiar with the classic novel by Jules Verne “Around the World in 80 Days.” That’s because, in that novel, the 2nd of October is the date on which the main character Phileas Fogg heads out to complete his challenge of traveling around the world in 80 days.

This was, of course, after Mr. Fogg accepted the wager in the first place. In order to receive the £20,000 that was wagered, he must return to the Reform Club on Saturday, December 21, 1872. Over the course of his travels, he’ll come across many different obstacles and an adventure that’s definitely worth reading about if you have the time on this day.

Interesting Facts About Jules Vern

Because Jules Vern is the French novelist who wrote “Around The World in 80 Days,” we feel that it’s only proper to list some facts about him that can be discussed on Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day. We think that both Jules fans and those who aren’t familiar with him or his work will enjoy the following points. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

  • Jules Vern was born on February 8, 1828, in Nantes, France.
  • Vern fell in love with his cousin and began writing poetry about her when he was 12.
  • Vern’s cousin didn’t reciprocate his love, however, and she married someone else when Verne was 19.
  • Vern became a stockbroker to pay for his bills.
  • He drew inspiration for his adventures from his own sailing experience.

Observing Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day

This holiday can be observed simply by reading the book “Around the World in 80 Days.” Of course, if a person prefers to instead watch one of the many movies that are based on the book, then they’re free to do that as well.

There’s both a 1956 and a 2004 film based on the book. The first one stars David Niven as Phileas Fogg, and the second movie stars Steve Coogan as the famous explorer. People can also use the hashtag #PhileasFoggWagerDay on their social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday based on a fictional race.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 2 Monday
Next year (2024)
October 2 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 2 Sunday
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