Breaking news….Bham Now has discovered two Festivus poles in the Birmingham metro area – one in Homewood’s Edgewood Neighborhood and another in Irondale, Alabama.
The pole in the Irondale was discovered on the Fresh Air Family Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Show.
Festivus begins December 23.
Celebrated every December 23rd, the parody national holiday, first appeared on the Seinfeld episode titled “The Strike“.
Created by the loud and obnoxious character, Frank Constanza, the father of Seinfeld’s George Constanza, the holiday has become a way to take a break from the rampant consumerism of the holiday season.
Here is the video clip from Seinfeld explaining the “History of Festivus.”
And here is a clip from the show.
Step by step guide how to celebrate Festivus
So, let’s recap.
- First you need an Aluminum pole.
- Gather your family around and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year -the “airing of grievances.”
- After the grievances – there are the Feats of Strength.
- Meanwhile, for dinner, you have meatloaf served over lettuce and for desert – a customary M&M decorated cake.
Got it! And remember, the slogan… Its a Festivus for the rest of us!
Do you know of anyone celebrating Festivus in the Magic City today?
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Since we published this article, we were sent a picture of a Festivus pole in Hoover’s Ross Bridge.