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'''Holidays''' are a big part of [[Free Country, USA]], with holidays such as Mother's Day and Flag Day. Some of the more prevalent holidays are unlikely choices, such as April Fools' Day and Labor Day, also known as Labor Dabor. The most celebrated holidays, however, are [[Halloween]] and [[Decemberween]], the latter of which appears to be a euphemism for Christmas, possibly created for viewers of religions other than Christianity.  
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'''Holidays''' are a big part of [[Free Country, USA]], with holidays such as Mother's Day and Flag Day. Some of the more prevalent holidays are unlikely choices, such as April Fools' Day and Labor Day, also known as Labor Dabor. The most celebrated holidays, however, are [[Halloween]] and [[Decemberween]], the latter of which appears to be a euphemism for Christmas.
== Holidays ==
== Holidays ==
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=== New Year's Day (January 1st)===
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The toon names in ''italic text'' are toons where the holiday is only mentioned.
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=== {{wp|New Year's Day}} (January 1)===
A day to set goals for the next year, with no intention whatsoever of following them.
A day to set goals for the next year, with no intention whatsoever of following them.
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*[[Homestar Presents: Presents]] (mentioned by [[Strong Bad]] near the end)
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*''[[Where's The Cheat?]]'' (2002) {{--}} [[The Cheat]]'s resolution mentioned.
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*[[Where's The Cheat?]] ([[The Cheat]]'s resolution mentioned)
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*''[[Strong Sad's Lament]]'' (2003) {{--}} [[Strong Sad]] talks about several people's resolutions, and his own.
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*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] ([[Strong Sad]] talks about several people's resolutions, and his own)
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*''[[Homestar Presents: Presents]]'' (2005) {{--}} [[Strong Bad]] mentions near the end that [[Homestar Runner]] will be freaking out about Decemberween presents until New Year's.
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*''[[Homestar Ruiner]]'' (2008) {{--}} If [[Coach Z]] asks [[Strong Mad]] about the Total Load Powder in his locker, Strong Mad says only on Tuesdays. Coach Z asks him what day today is, to which Strong Mad responds, "HAPPY NEW YEAR".
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*''[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]]'' (2011) {{--}} Strong Sad tries something new on January 1, 2011.
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===Trogday (January 13th)===
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===Trogday (January 13)===
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:{{for|the first celebration of the holiday, previously found under the filename "trogday"|Happy Trogday}}
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The anniversary of the creation of [[Trogdor|Trogdor the Burninator]]. When Trogday falls on a Sunday, as it did in 2008, it is celebrated on the following Monday instead.
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The anniversary of the creation of [[Trogdor]] the Burninator. When Trogday falls on a Sunday, as it did in 2008, it is celebrated on the following Monday instead.
*[[dragon]] (2003)
*[[dragon]] (2003)
*[[Happy Trogday]] (2006)
*[[Happy Trogday]] (2006)
*[[Trogday 08]] (2008)
*[[Trogday 08]] (2008)
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*[[8-Bit is Enough]] Free Game Giveaway (2010)
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*[[TROGDOR!]] HTML version (2018)
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*[[Main Page 27]] (2021)
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=== Super Bowl/The Big Game (last Sunday in January or first Sunday in February) ===
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=== [[Super Bowl|Super Bowl/The Big Game]] (last Sunday in January or first Sunday in February) ===
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A day of rest, and of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today.
A day of rest, and of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today.
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*''[[island]]'' (2002) — Strong Bad and Homestar find a flyer advertising {{wp|Super Bowl XIX}}.
*[[Superbowl Dealie]] (2003)
*[[Superbowl Dealie]] (2003)
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*[[island]] (Strong Bad and Homestar find a flyer advertising Super Bowl XIX)
 
*[[Sloshybowl]] (2008)
*[[Sloshybowl]] (2008)
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=== Valentine's Day (February 14th) ===
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=== {{wp|Valentine's Day}} (February 14) ===
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A depressing time for Strong Sad, and possibly even Strong Bad, Valentine's Day is the day the citizens of Free Country, USA realize just how empty their lives really are.
A depressing time for Strong Sad, and possibly even Strong Bad, Valentine's Day is the day the citizens of Free Country, USA realize just how empty their lives really are.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0]] (Mentioned by Strong Bad and by Homestar Runner)
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*''[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0]]'' (2002) {{--}} Strong Bad and Homestar ask [[Marzipan]] what they should get their girlfriends for Valentine's Day.
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*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] (Strong Sad Laments about Valentine's Day, via a short [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style animation depicting Valentine's Day: [[HR:sadjournal/vday.swf|'vday.swf']])
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*''[[Strong Sad's Lament]]'' (2003) {{--}} Strong Sad laments about Valentine's Day, via a short [[Powered by The Cheat]]-style [[Strong Sad's Valentine Animation|animation]].
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12]]
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12]] (2007)
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*[[Sickly Sam's Big Outing]]
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*[[Sickly Sam's Big Outing]] (2008)
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*[[Ancient Valentine Cards]] (2021)
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=== April Fools' Day (April 1st) ===
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=== [[April Fools' Day]] (April 1) ===
A time of tomfoolery for [[homestarrunner.com]].
A time of tomfoolery for [[homestarrunner.com]].
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*[[King of Town Intro|kingoftown.com]] (2003)
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{{seemain|April Fools' Day}}
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*[[Revenge of the King]] (2003)
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*[[Under Construction]] (2004)
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*[[HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!]] (2005)
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*[[April Fools' 2006]] (Effect on the site for the purpose of recognizing April Fools)
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2]] ([[Strong Sad]] leaves a message about planned April Fools' Day pranks)
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=== Easter (Sunday following first full moon after March 20) ===
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=== {{wp|Easter}} (Sunday following first full moon after March 20) ===
A holiday of small note and obscurity in Free Country, USA, Easter has not been featured very often (perhaps due to its religious content, similar to Decemberween replacing Christmas).
A holiday of small note and obscurity in Free Country, USA, Easter has not been featured very often (perhaps due to its religious content, similar to Decemberween replacing Christmas).
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*[[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] (2007, left unfinished for 6 years)
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*''[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]]'' (2001) {{--}} One option involves giving Strong Bad old Easter candy.
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*[[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] (2007) {{--}} This toon was left unfinished for six years.
*[[Rotten Eggs]] (2008)
*[[Rotten Eggs]] (2008)
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*''[[Punkin Stencils]]'' (2009) {{--}} Homestar recalls carving a picture of [[the Goblin]] into one of his pumpkins, then leaving it out on the front porch until Easter, allowing it to rot and turn as green as the Goblin himself.
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*On April 6, 2020, Strong Bad started an [[Easter egg]] hunt [[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2020#1247147038023864320|on his Twitter account]]. The catch is to not use the wiki.
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=== The Cheat's 'Cheatday' (April 18th)===
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=== The Cheat's "Cheatday" (April 18)===
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The Cheat's birthday, known as "Cheatday", is celebrated on April 18, the date on The Cheat's fake ID, because that's the only day Strong Bad is sure is ''not'' The Cheat's birthday.
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Free Country's biggest birthday bash is The Cheat's Cheatday, celebrated on April 18th, the date on The Cheat's fake ID, because that's the only day Strong Bad is sure is ''not'' The Cheat's birthday.
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*''[[Strong Bad Main Page]]'' {{--}} Strong Bad refers to The Cheat's birthday party.
*[[cheatday]] (2004)
*[[cheatday]] (2004)
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*[[Strong Bad's Room Main Page]] (refers to Cheatday)
 
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=== Mother's Day (second Sunday in May) ===
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=== {{wp|Record Store Day}} (third Saturday in April) ===
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A day about celebrating the cultivation of record stores everywhere.
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A day to recognize the hard work of the women who never have, and likely never will, appear in Free Country USA.
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*[[Record Store Day]] (2015)
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*[[Record Store Day 2018]] (2018)
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=== {{wp|Earth Day}} (April 22)===
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Earth Day provides a time to conserve the environment and its resources, but hardly anyone in Free Country takes advantage of it.
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*''[[Happy Hallow-day]]'' (2006) {{--}} The King of Town assures Strong Sad he is on a strict diet of Arbor Day and Earth Day.
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*''[[Pistols for Pandas]]'' (2009) {{--}} [[Crack Stuntman]] refers to it as a "made-up holiday designed to make your parents feel guilty about their car".
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=== {{wp|Mother's Day}} (second Sunday in May) ===
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A day to recognize the hard work of the women who never have appeared in Free Country, USA, and likely never will.
*[[A Mother's Day Message]] (2001)
*[[A Mother's Day Message]] (2001)
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=== Senorial Day (last Monday in May) ===
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=== {{wp|Memorial Day}} (last Monday in May) ===
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It is sometimes referred to as [[Senor]]ial Day, which may be its own holiday that corresponds to Memorial Day. Apparently, all the big stores in town (at least, [[Senor Cardgage]]'s and [[Bubs]]'s) have sales that weekend.
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A day that seems to correspond to [[Wikipedia:Memorial Day|Memorial Day]]. Apparently, all the big stores in town (at least, [[Senor Cardgage]]'s and [[Bubs]]') have sales that weekend.
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*[[Senorial Day]] (2005)
*[[Senorial Day]] (2005)
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*''[[the movies]]'' (2005) {{--}} "Memorials Day" is one of the dates listed on the [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective|Dangeresque 3]] poster
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=== Flag Day (June 14th) ===
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=== [[Wikipedia:Flag Day (United States)|Flag Day]] (June 14) ===
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A day to proudly raise the [[Strong Badia]] flag, and sing along to the [[Strong Badia national anthem]].
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A day to proudly raise the [[Strong Badia]] flag, and sing along to the Strong Badia national anthem.
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*[[flag day]] (2002)
*[[flag day]] (2002)
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=== Fourth of July/Independence Day (July 4th) ===
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=== [[Wikipedia:Independence Day (United States)|Fourth of July/Independence Day]] (July 4) ===
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A time of patriotism, retrospect, and, of course, fireworks.
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A time of patriotism, retrospect, and, of course, [[fireworks]].
*[[Flag Intro]]
*[[Flag Intro]]
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*[[Happy Fireworks]] (2005)
*[[Happy Fireworks]] (2005)
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=== Labor Day (first Monday in September) ===
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=== {{wp|Labor Day}} (first Monday of September) ===
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Labor Day (aka Labor-Dabor) is a day of no work, enforced by the [[Homestarmy]].
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Labor Day (also known as Labor Dabor) is a day of no work, enforced by the [[Homestarmy]].
*[[labor day]] (2003)
*[[labor day]] (2003)
*[[Labor Dabor]] (2004)
*[[Labor Dabor]] (2004)
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=== [[Halloween]] (October 31st) ===
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=== [[Halloween]] (October 31) ===
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A popular holiday in Free Country. The [[Characters#Main_characters|main characters]] are always seen in a [[Halloween Costumes|different costume]] at this time.
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A popular holiday in Free Country. The [[Characters#Main characters|main characters]] are always seen in a [[Halloween Costumes|different costume]] at this time.
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*[[Ween Intro]]
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{{seemain|Halloween}}
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*[[Homestarloween Party]] (2000)
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*[[halloweener]] (2001)
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*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] (2001)
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 7.0]] (2002)
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*[[Pumpkin Carve-nival]] (2002)
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*[[ghosts]] (2002)
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*[[Malloween Commercial]] (2003)
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*[[3 Times Halloween Funjob]] (2003)
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*[[Fan Costume Commentary]] (2003)
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*[[Punkin Stencils]] (2004; updated 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008)
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*[[That A Ghost]] (2004)
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*[[Homestar vs. Little Girl 2]] (2004)
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*[[Halloween Fairstival]] (2004)
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] (2005)
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*[[More Fan Costumes]] (2005)
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*[[Happy Hallow-day]] (2006)
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*[[Fan Costumes '06]] (2006)
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] (Strong Bad reminds Homestar that it's not Halloween)
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*[[Marshie vs. Little Girl]] (2007)
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*[[Jibblies 2]] (2007)
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*[[Fan Costumes '07]] (2007)
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*[[Trogday 08]] (Strong Bad sings that "H is for Halloween")
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*[[Costume Commercial]] (2008)
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*[[Most in the Graveyard]] (2008)
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*[[Fan Costumes '08]] (2008)
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=== Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November) ===
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=== {{wp|Thanksgiving}} (fourth Thursday in November) ===
A time of feasting and reminiscing.
A time of feasting and reminiscing.
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*[[Limozeen Thanksgiving E-Cards]] (2003)
*[[Limozeen Thanksgiving E-Cards]] (2003)
*[[colonization]] (2003)
*[[colonization]] (2003)
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 9.2]] ([[The King of Town]] calls up to find out if it's still Thanksgiving)
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*''[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 9.2]]'' (2003) {{--}} [[The King of Town]] calls up to find out if it's still Thanksgiving.
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*''[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]]'' (2005) {{--}} The King of Town offers "powdered Thanksgiving" as a potential potion ingredient.
*[[Fall Float Parade]] (2005)
*[[Fall Float Parade]] (2005)
*[[Let us give TANKS!]] (2006)
*[[Let us give TANKS!]] (2006)
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] (The King of Town offers "powdered Thanksgiving" as a potential potion ingredient)
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*''[[pizza joint]]'' (2007) {{--}} The King of Town tries to order 50 Thanksgiving Lover's pizzas.
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*[[pizza joint]] (The King of Town tries to order 50 Thanksgiving Lover's pizzas)
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*[[Toikey TV]] (2007)
*[[Toikey TV]] (2007)
*[[Twenty THANXty Six‎]] (2008)
*[[Twenty THANXty Six‎]] (2008)
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*[[Cornucopia]] (2017)
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=== [[Decemberween]] (December 25th) ===
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=== [[Decemberween]] (December 25) ===
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A made-up holiday that takes place 55 days after Halloween. It is analogous to Christmas, possibly having the name to avoid religious issues for the non-Christian audiences.
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A made-up holiday that takes place 55 days after Halloween. It is analogous to Christmas.
*[[A Holiday Greeting]] (2000)
*[[A Holiday Greeting]] (2000)
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*[[Decemberween Email Menu]] (2002)
*[[Decemberween Email Menu]] (2002)
*[[Decemberween In July]] (2004)
*[[Decemberween In July]] (2004)
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*[[Snowglobe|Snow Globe]] (2004)
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*[[Snowglobe]] (2004)
*[[Homestar Presents: Presents]] (2004)
*[[Homestar Presents: Presents]] (2004)
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*[[what I want]] (2006)
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*[[what i want]] (2006)
*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] (2006)
*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] (2006)
*[[Happy Dethemberween]] (2007)
*[[Happy Dethemberween]] (2007)
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*[[Hooked on Decemberween]] (2008)
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*[[A Death-Defying Decemberween]] (2008)
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*''[[Compy Catalog]]'' {{--}} Strong Bad says receiving a new catalog is like "Decemberween morning, [his] [[#Birthdays|birthday]], a candy store, and Strong Sad's funeral all wrapped together".
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*''[[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]]'' {{--}} Marzipan reminds Homestar that she gives him macrame dream catchers every Decemberween.
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*[[A Decemberween Mackerel]] (2010)
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*[[Which Ween Costumes?]] (2010)
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*[[Decemberween Dangeresque]] (2017)
==Birthdays==
==Birthdays==
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General birthday references also abound. All of these toons mention someone's "birthday".
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General birthday references also abound. All of these toons mention birthdays.
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*[[In Search of the Yello Dello]] — [[Marzipan]]'s birthday
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*[[In Search of the Yello Dello]] {{--}} Homestar tries to get Marzipan something for her birthday.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 1.0]] — refers to Marzipan's birthday
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 1.0]] {{--}} Strong Sad mentions the CDs he got for Marzipan's birthday.
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*[[Strong Bad Sings]] — [[Strong Mad]] sings "Happy Birthday", or at least tries to.
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*[[Strong Bad Sings]] {{--}} [[Strong Mad]] sings "Happy Birthday", or at least tries to.
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*[[anything]] — refers to Marzipan's birthday
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*[[The Secrets That I Keep]] {{--}} The box contains a birthday card from Strong Bad to Strong Sad.
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*[[origins]] — refers to Strong Bad's birthday
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*[[anything]] {{--}} Homestar reminisces about the time he made a birthday present for Marzipan out of old CDs in a decorative bag.
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*[[The Secrets That I Keep]] — refers to Strong Sad's birthday
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*[[flashback]] {{--}} Homestar mistakenly thinks it's Strong Bad's birthday.
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*[[flashback]] — [[Homestar Runner]] mistakenly thinks it's Strong Bad's birthday.
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*[[origins]] {{--}} A flashback to [[Lil' Strong Bad]]'s birthday is shown.
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*[[bottom 10]] — [[Marshie]] thinks it's his "birfday"; [[Nibbles]] corrects him.
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*[[bottom 10]] {{--}} [[Marshie]] claims it's his "birfday"; [[Nibbles]] corrects him, saying it's his own.
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*[[Happy Trogday]] — [[Stinkoman]] says his birthday was last week (presumably January 6, a week before Trogday, as [[japanese cartoon]] is the email immediately preceding [[dragon]]).
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*[[Happy Trogday]] {{--}} [[Stinkoman]] says his birthday was last week (presumably January 6, a week before Trogday, as [[japanese cartoon]] is the email immediately preceding [[dragon]]).
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*[[Strongest Man in the World]] — Homestar tells [[Pom Pom]] to give him the golbol for his birthday.
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*[[Strongest Man in the World]] {{--}} Homestar tells [[Pom Pom]] to give him the [[golbol]] for his birthday.
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*[[licensed]] — [[Homestar Runner]] said it was still his "best birthdays ever" after getting glass shards stuck in his face from a glass-filled pinata.
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*[[licensed]] {{--}} Homestar says it's still his "best birthdays ever" after getting glass shards stuck in his face from a glass-filled piñata.
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*[[Compy Catalog]] {{--}} Strong Bad says receiving a new catalog is like "[[Decemberween]] morning, [his] birthday, a candy store, and Strong Sad's funeral all wrapped together".
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== See also ==
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== See Also ==
*[[Toons#Holiday Toons|Chronological list]] of Holiday Toons
*[[Toons#Holiday Toons|Chronological list]] of Holiday Toons

Current revision as of 21:56, 27 February 2021

Holidays are a big part of Free Country, USA, with holidays such as Mother's Day and Flag Day. Some of the more prevalent holidays are unlikely choices, such as April Fools' Day and Labor Day, also known as Labor Dabor. The most celebrated holidays, however, are Halloween and Decemberween, the latter of which appears to be a euphemism for Christmas.

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[edit] Holidays

The toon names in italic text are toons where the holiday is only mentioned.

[edit] New Year's Day (January 1)

A day to set goals for the next year, with no intention whatsoever of following them.

[edit] Trogday (January 13)

For the the first celebration of the holiday, previously found under the filename "trogday", see Happy Trogday.

The anniversary of the creation of Trogdor the Burninator. When Trogday falls on a Sunday, as it did in 2008, it is celebrated on the following Monday instead.

[edit] Super Bowl/The Big Game (last Sunday in January or first Sunday in February)

A day of rest, and of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today.

[edit] Valentine's Day (February 14)

A depressing time for Strong Sad, and possibly even Strong Bad, Valentine's Day is the day the citizens of Free Country, USA realize just how empty their lives really are.

[edit] April Fools' Day (April 1)

A time of tomfoolery for homestarrunner.com.

See main article: April Fools' Day

[edit] Easter (Sunday following first full moon after March 20)

A holiday of small note and obscurity in Free Country, USA, Easter has not been featured very often (perhaps due to its religious content, similar to Decemberween replacing Christmas).

[edit] The Cheat's "Cheatday" (April 18)

The Cheat's birthday, known as "Cheatday", is celebrated on April 18, the date on The Cheat's fake ID, because that's the only day Strong Bad is sure is not The Cheat's birthday.

[edit] Record Store Day (third Saturday in April)

A day about celebrating the cultivation of record stores everywhere.

[edit] Earth Day (April 22)

Earth Day provides a time to conserve the environment and its resources, but hardly anyone in Free Country takes advantage of it.

  • Happy Hallow-day (2006) — The King of Town assures Strong Sad he is on a strict diet of Arbor Day and Earth Day.
  • Pistols for Pandas (2009) — Crack Stuntman refers to it as a "made-up holiday designed to make your parents feel guilty about their car".

[edit] Mother's Day (second Sunday in May)

A day to recognize the hard work of the women who never have appeared in Free Country, USA, and likely never will.

[edit] Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

It is sometimes referred to as Senorial Day, which may be its own holiday that corresponds to Memorial Day. Apparently, all the big stores in town (at least, Senor Cardgage's and Bubs's) have sales that weekend.

[edit] Flag Day (June 14)

A day to proudly raise the Strong Badia flag, and sing along to the Strong Badia national anthem.

[edit] Fourth of July/Independence Day (July 4)

A time of patriotism, retrospect, and, of course, fireworks.

[edit] Labor Day (first Monday of September)

Labor Day (also known as Labor Dabor) is a day of no work, enforced by the Homestarmy.

[edit] Halloween (October 31)

A popular holiday in Free Country. The main characters are always seen in a different costume at this time.

See main article: Halloween

[edit] Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)

A time of feasting and reminiscing.

[edit] Decemberween (December 25)

A made-up holiday that takes place 55 days after Halloween. It is analogous to Christmas.

[edit] Birthdays

General birthday references also abound. All of these toons mention birthdays.

[edit] See Also


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