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HOLYDAYS: SEASON OF CHAOS
As ripped off from various sources
by Reverend Loveshade, Untroubled Teen, and Assorted Others
Episkopos and Sexetary and Others, respectively,
of the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild
and by Princess Unicornia and Friends
of the Mythics of Harmonia
Here's a short and convenient list of the Holydays of the Season of Chaos, with full descriptions below. These
holydays are identified by source: DJ is Discordians for Jesus; ED is the Ek-sen-trik Discordians (Discordian
Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild); ECG is the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild; MH is the Mythics of Harmonia;
PD is Principia Discordia; O is Other.
January 1 (1 Chaos): New Year’s Day (O)/Nude Year’s Day (MH)
January 5 (5 Chaos): Mungday (PD)
January 10 (10 Chaos): Backwards Day, Reformed (O)/(ED)
January 10 (10 Chaos): Binary Day (ED)
January 18 (18 Chaos): Pat Pineapple Day (ECG)
January 21 (21 Chaos): Hug Day (O)
January 26 (26 Chaos): Backwards Day, Traditional (O)
February 18 (49 Chaos): The Mary Day (ED)
February 19 (50 Chaos): Chaosflux (PD)
February 20 (51 Chaos): Pet Loving Day (O)
February 29 (St. Tib’s Day): St. Tib’s Day (PD)/Leaping Birth Day (ED)
March 10 (69 Chaos): Head Chicken/Chicken Head Day (MH)
January 1 (1 Chaos): New Year’s Day (O)/Nude Year’s Day (MH). Observe the birth of the
New Year, and record it so you can embarrass the year when it’s older. Give the New Year its
first bath. Join it in the bath. Record that too. Try to determine whether it’s a boy or a girl, and
then debate about it with yourself. Then debate about what difference it makes. Optional: Do all
the above with family, friends, and complete strangers. In honor of the newborn year, celebrants
should wear only what they wore when they were brand spanking new on their true birthdays.
This is also known as Birthday Suit Day, which can be celebrated on your or anybody else's
January 5 (5 Chaos): Mungday (PD). Contemplate The Sacred Chao that Apostle Hung Mung
devised (for Ek-sen-trik Discordians, ideally the one on Saint The Mary’s belly. Contemplating
her navel and other body parts as well counts extra). Think about the symbolism involved, the
meaning, the Hodge Podgeness of it all. Then go do something fun.
January 10 (10 Chaos): Backwards Day, Reformed (more properly, demrofeR, yaD
sdrawkcaB) (O)/(ED). Day to do things backwards. Walk backwards, dress backwards, talk
backwards. (Driving backwards on a busy freeway is not recommended. In some jurisdictions, it’
s not advisable to wear a back-less dress or thong bikini backwards. But it could be fun). Doing
or wearing things inside out or upside down also count. Check your favorite recordings for
backwards masking. Pray to sirE. Hate what you love, love what you hate. This is also a good
day to switch positions with a superior or inferior as described for April Fool’s Day. Children can
tell their parents, “Go clean your room and do your homework,” and parents can tell their
children, “If you don’t eat your dessert, you won’t get any vegetables.” Unless, of course, that’s
your usual pattern. (Note that we chose this date as Backwards Day because both the
Gregorian and Discordian Dates can be written as 01 10 or 10 01, both of which are the same
January 10 (10 Chaos): Binary Day (ED). For those who recognize January 26 as Backwards
Day. It’s basically the same holiday, but focuses more on the bi part.
January 18 (18 Chaos): Pat Pineapple Day (ECG). Honor the ECG Mascot (and Ek-sen-trik
Discordian Brigadier and Patron Saint) by consuming something with or associated with
pineapple. Creativity is encouraged. This is the only day the Order of the Pineapple can be
January 21 (21 Chaos): Hug Day (O). Hug your friends. Hug your loved ones. Confound your
enemies by offering them a hug. Hugs are free, hugs are healthy, hugs are good. Which is why
they may be illegal in some jurisdictions.
January 26 (26 Chaos): Backwards Day, Traditional (O). (See January 10).
February 18 (49 Chaos): The Mary Day (ED). Honor The Mary, who is Patron Saint, Illuminated,
of Bearers of Erisian Tattoos, and also Keeper of the Holy Chao Belly (rub it for good luck--with
permission, of course). This is a good day to do something for a Mary, do something Merry, or
even to Marry someone. (If you are merry about marrying a Mary, you earn extra points).
February 19 (50 Chaos): Chaosflux (PD). Holyday of the Season of Chaos. We have no idea
how to celebrate this day. The Principia Discordia doesn’t tell us. Do something chaotic, we
February 20 (51 Chaos): Pet Loving Day (O). A day to love your pet, or someone else’s (willing
February 29 (St. Tib’s Day): St. Tib’s Day (PD)/Leaping Birth Day (DD). Tell everyone today is
your birthday. Figure out how old you would be if you only had a birthday once every leap year.
Act your age. Determine if you’re of legal age to drive, raise children, buy a gun, gamble, leave
school, get a job, drink, get married, get drafted, sign a contract, vote, run for parliament or
congress, have sexual congress, have sexual congress for money, retire, or walk across the
street by yourself. Realize how silly having a legal age for everything really is, and how arbitrary
it is, and how it doesn’t recognize the individual as an individual, and how it’s all culturally-biased
ageism anyway. Forget about age limits, and do whatever you want. If you’re lucky, maybe you
can convince them you’re too young to get arrested for doing any of the above (but don’t count
March 10 (69 Chaos): Head Chicken/Chicken Head Day (MH). Can only be celebrated with a
partner (a flock of partners could work). Tarring and feathering each other before you begin is
optional. You and your partner must be plucked (i.e. au naturel), declare each other chickens,
then simultaneously peck each other. Continue simultaneous pecking to determine who has the
best Chicken Head and/or who’s the best Head Chicken. See who comes in first, and who comes
in second. Then declare yourselves both winners. (If you want to know where you peck each
other, check the Discordian date for a clue. Another hint: this is also known as Head-Tail/Tail-
Head Day. The holiday can also be celebrated on the 6th day of the 9th month, the 6th month
on the 9th day, or any day, really).
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