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Alien Day

Get ready to blast off into a day of extraterrestrial fun on Alien Day - from movie marathons to costume contests, it's time to embrace your inner alien!
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April 26
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Get ready to celebrate all things otherworldly on April 26 for Alien Day! This day was first created in 2016 as a way to honor the iconic sci-fi movie franchise, Alien. Fans of the franchise celebrate by rewatching the movies, dressing up as their favorite characters, and indulging in themed treats and activities. But it's not just limited to fans of the movies – anyone with an interest in extraterrestrial life and outer space can join in on the fun. So let your imagination run wild and embrace your inner alien this Alien Day!

History of Alien Day

Alien Day Dates

Alien Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1979</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Alien Movie Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>Director Ridley Scott releases the first Alien movie, an iconic science fiction horror film, setting a new standard for the genre.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sequel Release: Aliens</div><div class='timeline-text'>James Cameron directs the sequel, "Aliens", which became critically acclaimed and added more depth to the Alien franchise.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Third Installment: Alien 3</div><div class='timeline-text'>David Fincher's Alien 3 was released, exploring deeper themes of identity and carrying forward the horror-sci-fi legacy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Final Original Series Film: Alien Resurrection</div><div class='timeline-text'>French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs "Alien Resurrection", the fourth movie in the original series, combining the horror and science fiction genres once again.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012 and 2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prequel Films: Prometheus and Alien: Covenant</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ridley Scott returns to the franchise to direct the prequel movies "Prometheus" and "Alien: Covenant", further exploring the Alien universe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inaugural Alien Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>April 26 was declared "Alien Day" as a tribute to the iconic sci-fi movie franchise, marking the first universal celebration of alien-related festivities.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Alien Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an alien movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and binge watch all your favorite alien movies. This could include classics like E.T., Independence Day, or newer releases like Arrival or District 9.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as your favorite alien character</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it’s from a movie, TV show, or video game, dress up as your favorite alien character and have a costume contest with your friends. Bonus points for creative homemade costumes!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create alien-themed snacks</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and make some fun and unique snacks inspired by aliens. You could make green-colored treats, spaceship-shaped sandwiches, or even create your own alien species out of fruit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a UFO or alien-themed event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do some research and see if there are any local events or gatherings happening on Alien Day. This could be a convention, lecture, or even a themed party at a bar or club.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a trip to a UFO hotspot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you’re feeling adventurous, plan a trip to a location known for UFO sightings or extraterrestrial activity. Some popular spots include Roswell, New Mexico and Area 51 in Nevada.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Alien Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day to celebrate our love for all things extraterrestrial</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For sci-fi enthusiasts and believers in other life forms, Alien Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate their interest and passion. From films and books to theories and discussions, this holiday offers a fun opportunity to show appreciation for all things alien-related.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to dress up and get creative with costumes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Alien Day gives individuals a reason to unleash their inner creativity by coming up with unique and imaginative alien-inspired outfits. From classic green aliens to futuristic interpretations, this holiday encourages people to have fun and express themselves through costume.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes unity and community among fans</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Alien Day brings together fans from all over the world to celebrate their love for science fiction and otherworldly creatures. It's a great opportunity for like-minded individuals to share their passion, connect with each other and form a supportive community.</p></div></div>

5 Unearthly Facts for Alien Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Alien Day Coincides with a Film Location in the Franchise</h3><p class='facts-content'>The date, April 26th, was chosen for the similarity to planet LV-426, a location within the Alien films.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Life Size Alien Queen Spaceship made from Car Parts</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2011, artist Henry Alvarez built a life-size Queen from the Alien franchise out of used car parts, showcasing the devotion fans hold for the franchise.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sigourney Weaver's Outstanding Recognition in Alien Movies</h3><p class='facts-content'>Sigourney Weaver's character, Ellen Ripley, was recognized as the 8th greatest hero in American cinematic history by the American Film Institute in 2003.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Alien Franchise Has Inspired Academia</h3><p class='facts-content'>The impact of Alien has reached far beyond pop culture, into academia where it has inspired discussions and research in fields like gender studies and film theory.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Deep Space Influence</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Alien franchise has not only impacted film and academia but also sparked interest and conversation about the possibility and nature of extraterrestrial life.</p></div></div>

Alien Day FAQs

When is Alien Day?

Alien Day is celebrated on April 26th every year. In 2024 Alien Day will occur on a Friday.

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