Google Celebrates Festivus

Festivus came early this year! If you search “Festivus” on Google, you will see a Festivus pole on the left and “A Festivus miracle!” at the top of the screen.

The anti-consumerist winter holiday, is usually celebrated on December 23rd. Festivus became popular after it was featured on a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld.”



An aluminum pole is the Christmas tree of Festivus. You do not decorate the Festivus pole and it is meant to look extremely plain.

festivus pole


The best part of Festivus is the airing of grievances, which occurs after dinner. The goal is to lash out on everyone and let them know how they have wronged you. If you’re shy, you can write out your grievances and stick them on the Festivus Pole.

festivus airing of grievances

The last part of the celebration, is Festivus Feats of Strength. It has been said that “Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and pinned”. This part of the celebration was never aired on Seinfeld, so you will have to use your imagination.

festivus feats of strength

During your celebration, keep and eye out for Festivus Miracles, which are events that can be easily explained.

festivus miracle kramer


Watch the video below for a better explanation of  Festivus


festivus dec 23

festivus donation to the human fund

Festivus for the rest of us!

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Chrystal Webb

Chrystal is a first year radiology resident, who likes to blog about her life outside of medicine and random things she enjoys.


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