December 23 marks the day that Festivus is traditionally celebrated. The holiday was created in 1966 By Dan O’Keefe (I thought it was Seinfield, but proved wrong in research), marking the anniversary of his first date with his wife Deborah.
Noted for it’s high strength to weight ratio (an admirable quality), an aluminum pole is prominently displayed as festivities are conducted.
What you eat is up to you, but it should be a food that is rather manly in nature. Steak and Potatoes, Chili, or Liver and Onions would suffice. In the particular Seinfield episode, Estelle Costanza served meatloaf on a bed of lettuce.
Airing of Grievences
The “airing of grievances” takes place immediately after the Festivus dinner has been served. Begin with the phrase “I gotta lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”. Each person has a couple minutes to lash out at others and at the world about how they have been disappointed or mistreated in the past year.
Feats of Strength
Celebrating Festivus includes feats of strength. Traditionally, the head of household will challenge someone to a wrestling match. If he pins them, he will continue to challenge another. When the head of household is finally pinned, the Festivus is finally over. You may adapt feats of strength to arm wrestling matches, the stick pull or other similar competitions.
One thing to mention are the “Festivus Miracles”. If there is any misfortune that happened to any of the parties you aired grievences against in the past year, it is worth noting.