User:Assume a=a/holydaze

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This template is to be used for storing holiday decorations that have appeared on the recent changes page in the past, and are likely to be used again. This page is included on MediaWiki:Recentchangestext.


Place the name of the current holiday in between the comments <!-- HOLIDAY HERE --> and <!-- END HOLIDAY --> at the top of the page. For no holiday, leave it blank. The following holiday names are valid and will give a message:

  • Conservapedia boycott
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • St. Valentine's Day
  • St. Valentine's Day 2
  • Vernal Equinox
  • Easter
  • May Day
  • Bastille Day
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Christmas
  • Winter Solstice
  • Boxing Day
  • Kwanzaa

The following holiday names are valid, but do not yet have a message and will simply say No message for this holiday yet when used. Please add an appropriate message for these holidays by editing Template:Holydaze/inner.

  • Passover
  • April Fool's Day
  • Summer Solstice
  • Autumnal Equinox
  • All Hallows Eve
  • Armistice Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Pearl Harbor Day
  • Chanukah

Auto mode[edit]

This template has an option to automatically display certain holidays. To turn automated mode on, change the auto parameter's value to yes. When auto mode is on, the messages for most of the holidays will display on the correct days automatically as long as the first parameter is blank. If there is already a holiday filled in for the first parameter, it will always override auto mode.

Adding new messages[edit]

To add a new message to this template, edit Template:Holydaze/inner and add the new message under the correct holiday name, making sure to preserve the formatting. If you're not sure about a message or not sure how to add it properly, discuss it at Template talk:Holydaze.

The messages[edit]

For reference, the list of messages is shown below. Note that changing this does not change the template output; the actual messages used are found at Template:Holydaze/inner.

Conservapedia boycott[edit]

The boycott is ON again! No WIGO, no socks, no traffic...

New Year's Day[edit]

Jan 1, usually. Apr 1, sometimes.

Happy New Year!!!

Martin Luther King Day[edit]

Birthday: Jan 15 Observed: 3rd Monday (Jan 21 in 2008) Use template: all days inclusive.

Honoring The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Groundhog Day[edit]

Feb 2 Sounds like sausage.

Go Punxsutawney Phil! (sounds like sausage...)

St. Valentine's Day[edit]

Feb 14th

Lube is all around us!

edit: I like this one, above, more than the other. Imade the ass heart bigger! humanUser talk:Human

or perhaps:

Happy commercial exploitation of your love day! ♥

Vernal Equinox[edit]

Mar 21/22

Axis perpendicular to radius!
Whee, a 12 hour day everywhere!
axis of rotation tangent to orbital path!
tilt of axis aligns with orbital path!


watch the moon, dates may vary wildly.

Esther, er, Easter[edit]

watch the moon, dates may vary wildly.

Happy Bunny Eggs!!!
(and hot crossed buns!)

April Fool's Day[edit]

April first. Use new year's day decorations?

May Day[edit]

We'll keep the RED FLAG flying here.

Summer Solstice[edit]

June 21/22

Bastille Day[edit]

14 Juli vive la revolution!

Talk Like a Pirate Day[edit]

September 19

Them that die'll be the lucky ones!!!

Autumnal Equinox[edit]

Sep 21/22

All Hallows Eve[edit]

Oct 31 needs an awesome pumpkin image

Guy Fawkes Day[edit]

Celebrating the only man ever to enter the Houses of Parliament with honest intentions. Remember, remember, the fifth of November; Gunpowder, treason, and plot!

Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day[edit]

11 Nov

Pearl Harbor Day[edit]

Dec 7 - keep those planes off the ground!


Dates vary by year.


25 Dec; 7 Jan.

Merry Christmas & Boxing Day!

Winter Solstice[edit]

The Unconquered Sun lives again! Huzzah!!!

Boxing day only[edit]

Dec 26

Happy Boxing Day!


Dec 26-31

Happy Kwanzaa to you!