Holidays in Baldism
In Baldism (Bald Jesusism) we don’t celebrate nations, individuals, or government related holidays. If you choose to celebrate those, no problem but we find them to be counterproductive and boring – that being said, you should still take the day or weekend off for any holiday if you can – especially if you can do so with pay. These are the official holidays of Baldism – presented in the standard calendar format for ease of recommendation.
Full Moon Days – In Baldism, every full moon is a reason to celebrate and take an extra day off. If you love your work, you can do it anytime. If you don’t love your work, the full moon is a great time to take a break from it. When we look at the full moon, we see the bald head of Bald Jesus encouraging us to work for enjoyment, not for employment.
New Year Day – January 1st.The first day of the year. This is a good day to drink plenty of water, take a nice walk in nature, and remind yourself of your mantra “Stop doing bad things, start doing good things, and help others stop doing bad things and start doing good things.” This message rings true with or without a hangover.
Block Day – January 3rd was when the first Bitcoin block was mined. Celebrate with an urban hike through city blocks and by buying a little bit of crypto for yourself or those you care about. Small gifts matter.
Ukulele Day – February 2nd. On this day we play ukulele with friends and either plan our coming trip to Hawai’i or dream about the day we can plan it. We practice aloha on this day and on Ukulele Day every practitioner of Baldism is an ambassador of aloha to the world. This is a great day to give the gift of ukulele. If you are an expert, it’s a great day to give free lessons!
Pi Day – March 14th is world Pi Day. On this day we celebrate math and eat pie. Sharing pie with math lovers is a very Bald Jesus thing to do. If you are baking pies, cut the pi symbol in the top of your pie!
(A note for Bald Jesusians (BJs) south of the equator, the equinox holidays are switched due to the seasons being opposite)
Garden Day aka Spring Equinox – Generally around March 21st. Do some gardening, get outside, feel the soil under your bare feet. Review your goals and aspirations for the year. Meditate on happiness. Gather with friends.
May Day – May 1st is a day to celebrate workers of the world and all they do. It’s a day to fight exploitation and wage slavery. If you have a job, take this day off. In Baldism, if you have a job, May 1st is the day you call in sick for religious reasons.
Bitcoin Pizza Day – May 22nd is the day the first official transaction with Bitcoin took place. Two large pizzas for 10,000 BTC. We celebrate these very expensive pies by eating pizza and buying pizza for others. This is a great day to buy an extra pizza and give it to someone who doesn’t have one.
Bonfire Day aka Summer Solstice (north) Winter Solstice (south) – Generally around June 21st. This is a great day for bonfires. Also a good day to review progress on annual goals and aspirations. Dancing barefoot outside is encouraged on this day.
Video Games Day – July 8th is a celebration of video games and digital culture. On this day you should play old and new video games. We recommend playing free games or games you already own but if you have a favorite game or want to start a new one – this is the day to do it. For those who are able, we recommend leaving some tokens or quarters on the machine for the next player.
Reading Day – August 9th. This is a day to read and celebrate literacy. It’s tradition to give away copies of the Holy Bjble on this day.
Fast Month – Check with Muslim friends because it is via the Islamic Calendar and varies from year to year. It’s fun to fast for Ramadan and you can fast however it works best for you. In Baldism, we don’t celebrate all the religious events of Ramadan, but you can (of course) if you want to.
(A note for BJs south of the equator, the equinox holidays are switched south of the equator due to the seasons being opposite)
Potluck Day aka Autumn Equinox- Generally around September 21st. Another checkpoint for annual goals and aspirations. This is a wonderful time to enjoy fresh, local food with friends and families. A potluck dinner is highly encouraged.
Skeptics Day – October 13th. In Baldism this is an important holiday. On this day we question everything. We question our governments, our beliefs, our influences. Even this book and Baldism itself. On October 13th you should at the very least ask yourself why you are asking yourself about Baldism.
White Paper Day – October 31st. The day Satoshi Nakamoto released the white paper. Celebrate by wearing a Guy Fawkes mask for Halloween and having drinks with friends.
Buy Nothing Day – November 26th. On this day we don’t buy stuff. The idea is that everyone should have the day off and if no one is buying anything then there is no reason for anyone to be working or doing business. The pros in this have even flipped it around to where this is a huge day of GIVING!
Graffiti Day aka Winter Solstice (north) and Summer Solstice (south) – Generally around December 21st. This is the final check in on annual goals and aspirations. Spend some time seeing where you did or did not succeed in your year. Winter Solstice is also known as the festival of graffiti and street art in Baldism. This is a wonderful time to create art with stencils, spray paint, chalk or other materials – preferably in the outdoors where it is visible to all. Some BJ Artists use this time to make new BJ stencils or styles.
Rollover Week – the changing of the year is important. We recommend that everyone consider the period of December 25 to January 1st as a good time to reflect on your previous year, enjoy time with friends and family, exchange gifts, and figure out advantageous tax strategies. For Bald Jesus purposes this is from end of work day on December 24th to start of work day on January 2nd. During this time, those who follow Baldism should work on reviewing successes and failures of the previous year, setting happiness and fulfillment goals for the coming year, and cramming in as much love as they possibly can.