- 2017 - December 17th
Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 21st.
It was created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture
by his son Daniel, a scriptwriter for the TV show Seinfeld as part of
a comical storyline on the show. The holiday's celebration,
as shown on "Seinfeld", includes a "Festivus pole", practices such as
the "Feats of Strength" and the "Airing of Grievances", and the labeling
of easily explainable events as "Festivus miracles". Celebrants of the
holiday sometimes refer to it as "Festivus for the rest of us", a saying
taken from the O'Keefe family traditions and popularized in the "Seinfeld"
Now you know how and why.... the where is at Shell
Point Beach on December 17th, anytime after 3pm. Come out
and show your feats of strength or air your grievances. This is the only
time of year that we will let you "whine" . . . ha ha. If you
don't have the affinity for either of these, come out to see the feats
of strength between the Commodore Mary Rolling and Commodore Elect Joe Sisson.