Geek Pride Day 25th May
The idea of Geek Pride Day originate from Spain. In 2006 a spanish blogger Germán Martínez choosed this day to celebrate the geek culture because it is cincide with the release date of the 1977 Star Wars movie. This event got attention all around the world. The biggest celebration was in Madrid where 300 geeks played a game of a human Pacman together. In U.S. the first Geek Pride Day was in 2008, one year later the Science Channel offered special programming for viewer.
The supporters made a list with the basic rights and responsibilities of geeks like they have right to not like football or other sports, they don't have to be fashionable and their responsibilities include to watch every geeky movie on opening night buy every geeky book among the firsts. This day help those kids whose are interested in these topics, more focused on studies are not so popular in schools to make them aware that they are as valuable as the others, maybe more talented in scientific topics.
You can celebrate this event like watch a scifi movie, play with your favourite computer game. I think the best day to celebrate if you visit one of the event because you have an opportunity to meet with other "geeks".
Written by: Ágnes Illés