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Alien Day is celebrated on April 26. It is a day accompanied by celebrations aimed not only to appreciate science fiction but also educate people about it. The day provides science fiction lovers with the opportunity to partake in everything sci-fi. It is spiced up by organizing sci-fi competitions for interested persons to win alien collectible and wearable prizes. Did you know that “Blade Runner,” rated by critics as the most influential sci-fi movie ever, was directed by Ridley Scott? Ridley Scott also directed the famous movie titled “Alien,” where Alien Day draws its inspiration.

History of Alien Day

Alien Day is a widely acclaimed holiday sponsored by the film production company, 20th Century Fox. It was first celebrated in 2015 as an unofficial holiday in Brooklyn, New York, by a group of folks who aimed to glorify the world of science fiction. In 2016, it became even more organized and recognized as trivia competitions, comic books, alien video games, clothes, and collectible prizes became parts of events marking its celebration.

The creation of the holiday was inspired by Ridley Scott’s movie “Alien” which was released in 1979. The choice of April 26 as the date of celebration does not reflect the day the movie was released; rather, it was adopted from the fictional name of a planet where aliens were discovered in the movie. The year 2016 held a special place in the alien world because it corresponded with the 30th anniversary of the release of the ‘Alien’ narrations.

The reason behind the observation of Alien Day is to reach out to many people across the globe and get them to appreciate the extraordinary world of aliens in style. Do you know that you can learn a lot about science and technology in science fiction movies? “Blade Runner” is a sci-fi movie you will not regret watching.

The history of the “Alien” movie is incomplete without Ridley Scott. Sir Ridley Scott, born November 30, 1937, is an English film director and producer. He is notable for his sci-fi movies collections such as “Alien” released in 1979, “Blade Runner” in 1982, “The Martian” in 2015, and the 2001 war film “Black Hawk Down,” among many others. The British director is an authority in the making of sci-fi movies.

Alien Day timeline

1937
Birth of Ridley Scott

The famous director and producer of "Alien" is born.

1979
Release of the Movie "Alien"

The movie that inspired the creation of Alien Day is released

2015
First Observance of the Holiday

Some groups of people in Brooklyn observe the holiday for the first time.

2016
Official Recognition

The holiday is widely celebrated and sponsored by 20th Century Fox as an official event.

Alien Day FAQs

Why is 4/26 Alien Day?

426 is also called LV-426. It was the moon planet where aliens were discovered in the 1979 Ridley Scott movie “Alien.”

Can a nine-year-old watch "Alien?"

This movie is recommended to anyone who is the age of 11 or above.

What does Alien mean in history?

A foreign-born resident who is not a citizen of a particular country either through parentage or naturalization and who is still a citizen of another country.

Alien Day Activities

  1. Watch the "Alien" movies franchise

    There might be many alien movies out there today, but watching or rewatching the "Aliens" franchise will guarantee a wonderful celebration of the day. Delve into the frightening world with friends and family!

  2. Read about aliens

    Information and probable facts about aliens can be found in sci-fi comic books. Grab a copy today and immerse yourself in the world of aliens. You might want to be capable of identifying one if you bumped into each other someday.

  3. Play a video game

    Alien franchise lovers with P.C., PlayStation, Gameboy, and Xbox can spend some time playing T.V. games about aliens. "Aliens: Fireteam Elite" wouldn't be a bad choice to start with.

5 Facts About Aliens That Might Pique Your Interest

  1. Earliest belief in existence

    Ancient Greek Philosopher, Anaximander, purported the existence of multi plural worlds in the cosmos.

  2. Galaxial homes

    Two astronomers, Margaret Turnbull and Jill Tarter compiled a list of 17,129 nearby stars most likely to have planets that have complex life.

  3. Most likely spots

    Underground refuges on Mars, hot spots on the moon Enceladus, and the moons Europa and Callisto are the most likely places to find aliens in the galaxy.

  4. They existed earlier

    While human efforts to find alien civilizations started, over 1,700 civilizations of aliens could have been watching for thousands of years earlier.

  5. U.F.O. sightings in numbers

    There have been around 400 recorded counts of U.F.O. sightings and encounters around the world.

Why We Love Alien Day

  1. It brings like-minded people together

    Alien Day gives all "Alien" franchise fans and science fiction lovers a chance to identify with one another. They see themselves as one and realize they are not freaks as many will label them.

  2. It increases awareness of aliens

    There are debates about the existence of aliens and NASA isn't letting out much to know. Alien Day informs us about things related to aliens which might not be far off from what NASA conceals about extraterrestrial beings.

  3. It is fun and rewarding

    Contests organized on the day bring fun to many celebrants and reward them for their knowledge of aliens and the "Alien" franchise movies. Join in on the day!

Alien Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 26Wednesday
2024April 26Friday
2025April 26Saturday
2026April 26Sunday
2027April 26Monday

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