the best holiday you’ve never celebrated.

Dear readers, happy holiday!

No, I’m not talking about the fact that it’s practically Christmas by retail standards, or even Veterans Day (although that is certainly a worthy holiday in itself). Rather, I am talking about November 11. As in 11/11. And the exact moment of the holiday takes place at 11:11:11 on 11/11. You know how some people tell you to make a wish when the clock says 3:33? This holiday is like that, on steroids. 

Yeah, maybe it’s not very mature of me to celebrate such a thing. But everyone loves silly holidays. There are holidays for everything these days, so why not 11/11? My friend Katie and I “invented” the holiday back in 6th grade, and we’ve been celebrating ever since. Every 11/11 is a great day, but the biggest 11/11 of all is coming up in just a few years. 

You guessed it: 11/11/11 at 11:11:11. It will be like midnight on New Year’s, only BETTER. I promise you that I will be hosting a large party for the event, and you are all invited. (It will be on a Friday night, and there’s no way you ALREADY have something better to do, so I’ll know you’re lying if you say you can’t come.)

It’s funny, because back in sixth grade, when we invented this holiday, it was 1997, and 2011 seemed a hell of a long way off. It was. Strange how that works out. I’m not in the mood to get into a deep discussion about how time flies and how your perspective is so different when you’re 11 (AH! I just realized that we invented the holiday when we were 11!), so I won’t. 

Let’s just stick with Happy 11/11! Make it a good year.

[Posted by Mallory]

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4 responses to “the best holiday you’ve never celebrated.

  1. justcallmepam

    Ok, so get this. November 11 is Pepero Day in Korea. Pepero is this cookie stick dipped in chocolate that the Koreans have dedicated an entire day to. Everyone buys it and gives it to each other and there are huge displays everywhere. Quite a wonderful way to celebrate 11/11 in my opinion.

  2. Madeline

    My first kiss (well, the first one that meant something) was at 11:11. Pretty cool, right? Whatever, it was a first kiss-there has to be a corny story behind it.

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