Most of us think of George Coztanza when we hear this holiday. Seinfeld certainly turned many original holidays and events into major events. There is history behind this day, December 23rd of every year.
It is often characterized by a few key elements:
- The Airing of Grievances: During Festivus, individuals may express their grievances and complaints about each other or things that have bothered them over the past year. It’s a time for open and honest communication.
- Feats of Strength: Festivus also involves a tradition called the “Feats of Strength,” where individuals participate in physical activities to demonstrate their strength. This can vary from playful wrestling to other physical challenges.
- Festivus Pole: Instead of a traditional Christmas tree, Festivus is often symbolized by a plain aluminum pole, which is considered to be “unadorned” and a symbol of the rejection of commercialism.
- Minimalism: Festivus emphasizes simplicity and minimalism, in contrast to the elaborate decorations and traditions associated with many other holidays.
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