data : holidays
(Last Wednesday in January)
International festival celebrating character-based art.
Day of Renewal
The Internet is to shut down for 24 hours (from 12:01 a.m. GMT on April 1 until 12:01 a.m. GMT on April 2) allowing designers and coders to give commercial and private sites their annual spring-cleaning. The following day is a public holiday to allow all to enjoy the clearer bandwidth and rejuvenated data.
International Tax Avoidance Day
Remembering the death of visionary Douglas Adams. Followers are expected to carry a towel with them at all times during this day.
Day of Freedom
Celebrating the first Freenet (Cleveland) going on-line under the auspices of the Society for Public Access Computing (SoPAC). On this day, all suppliers and service providers are expected to give a product or service away free of charge.
(Last Sunday in July)
24-hour fundraising endurance event involving online diaries and their audiences . Following day (Monday) is a public holiday for all participants.
Festival of The First Node
Celebrating the creation of the first network node. A day of quiet reflection.
Day of Incomplete Packages
Celebrating the occasion of the first packets sent by Charley Kline at UCLA as he tried logging into SRI (the first attempt resulted in the system crashing as the letter 'G' of 'LOGIN' was entered). The incomplete section of a gift is traditionally given to loved ones on this day, with the remainder following within three.