Extraterrestrial Culture Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday of February and takes place on February 14 this year. The day exists to “celebrate and honor all past, present, and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown,” according to the bill that introduced the day. On March 21, 2003, New Mexico’s general assembly passed the House Memorial 44 along with the establishment of the holiday. Although Extraterrestrial Culture Day specifically originated in New Mexico, today is celebrated in places far from its borders. Any person interested in the mysteriousness of the universe and alien life may be seen celebrating the day.
History of Extraterrestrial Culture Day
We should be thanking State Representative Daniel Foley of Roswell for introducing the day with House Bill 766. The bill designated the day to be celebrated every second Thursday of February, but when the memorial was passed, the holiday was changed to every second Tuesday of February instead. According to the memorial, the day was created to honor extraterrestrials who have contributed to the worldwide recognition of New Mexico through their many and ongoing visitations, sightings, and unexplained mysteries.
Extraterrestrial life has also been attributed to technological developments, experiments, as well as explorations. The world of Hollywood has also been influenced by alien life, generating storylines that typically portray the accomplishments of alien beings throughout the universe. Sounds bizarre, right? The reason why Foley decided to introduce the day can be traced back to 1947, to a spot about 75 miles from Roswell. At this spot, rancher Mac Brazel found dirt in his sheep pasture.
He called up the local sheriff after finding metal sticks that were taped together, heavy paper-like material that seemed glossy, and bits of foil and plastic reflectors. Roswell Army Force Base showed up at the scene with armored trucks to take away the debris following a call from the sheriff.
On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record printed a front-page story titled “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region.” The next day, RAAF made a statement that a weather balloon had been found instead of a flying saucer that everyone claims it to be. However, witnesses of the debris think otherwise. They believe that the debris looked nothing like a weather balloon, but more of an alien-like flying saucer.
Extraterrestrial Culture Day timeline
The first well-known U.F.O. sighting occurs near Mount Rainier in Washington by Kenneth Arnold.
Sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena increase and the U.S. Air Force begins an investigation of these reports.
Area 51 in Nevada faces multiple U.F.O. sightings.
Most U.F.O.s are sighted during the peak of the Cold War.
Extraterrestrial Culture Day FAQs
What does it mean to be alien?
An alien is a being that comes from somewhere other than the planet Earth.
What exactly is a universe?
The universe is everything. It includes all of space and all the matter and energy that space contains. The universe is made up of space and time and includes known and unknown beings. Our planet and moon, among other planets and their moons, are all part of the universe.
How was the universe created?
You might have come across the Big Bang at school or during science conversations. Our universe was created by the explosion of space. In the very beginning, scientists believe that high temperatures and density caused space to expand, and once our universe cooled, elements started to form. Gravity played a role in bringing things together and forming the first stars and galaxies.
Extraterrestrial Culture Day Activities
Visit New Mexico
Perhaps the best way to celebrate Extraterrestrial Day is to go to New Mexico and attempt to find the Roswell crash site. Sometimes tours are also conducted.
Watch alien movies
Celebrate the day by watching your favorite alien movies. Some classics include “Alien”, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Read some theories
There’s no dearth of conspiracy theories about extraterrestrial life on the internet. Celebrate the day by reading some of the wackiest stories online.
5 Facts About The Universe That Will Blow Your Mind
The night sky exists in the past
his is because starlight takes a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes.
The galaxy is massive
ur Sun takes about 225 million years to travel around the galaxy.
The biggest mountain is found on Mars
Olympus Mons on Mars is the tallest mountain on any of the planets of the Solar System.
A day on Venus is longer than its year
Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our Solar System — it takes longer for it to fully rotate on its axis.
There are innumerable stars in our galaxy
About 400 billion stars are said to exist in our galaxy.
Why We Love Extraterrestrial Culture Day
It piques our curiosity
Celebrate Extraterrestrial Culture Day piques or curiosity about the vastness of the universe. The day makes you think and contemplate your existence.
It makes us grateful
Celebrating Extraterrestrial Day makes us appreciate the wonderful life we have on this planet. It also encourages us to look after the planet and make it hospitable for future generations.
It’s a day to do something fun
Since the day is celebrated by going on tours, watching movies, and discussing theories, Extraterrestrial Culture Day is a day of fun and knowledge.
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