First Contact Day

First Contact Day

Celebrate First Contact Day - a day to honor the first peaceful encounter between humans and aliens. Make this day special with activities and events!
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When it is?
April 5
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Get ready to celebrate First Contact Day on April 5! This day commemorates the moment in Star Trek canon when human beings first made contact with an alien species. On this day, fans of the franchise come together to honor their favorite characters, storylines and moments from all across the universe. Whether you're a science fiction fan or not, it's hard not to be excited about celebrating such an iconic event that sparked hope for many people around the world for generations.

History of First Contact Day

First Contact Day Timeline

January 2012
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).
Co-founder Dan finishes the economics degree he promised his mum he’d complete, only to never use it and start his own clothing business (love you mum).

How to Celebrate First Contact Day

<div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">1. </span>Host a viewing party</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Grab some friends, pop some corn, and watch movies or TV shows related to space exploration. Trekkies should watch the latest Star Trek movies while sci-fi fans might prefer watching classic episodes of Doctor Who.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">2. </span>Organize a trivia night</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Gather up your friends and challenge them with questions about space exploration, astronomy, and science fiction. You can make it even more exciting by offering prizes for the winners.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">3. </span>Make an interstellar meal</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Use First Contact Day as an excuse for an out of this world dinner. Make space inspired dishes like Alien Macaroni and Cheese or Starry Night Pizza.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">4. </span>Visit a planetarium</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Take a trip to your local planetarium and explore the stars, planets, and galaxies that make up our universe. You can also learn more about the history of space exploration and future plans.</p></div><div id="" class="celebrate-item"><h3 id="" class="celebrate-title"><span class="celebrate-number">5. </span>Go stargazing</h3><p id="" class="celebrate-text">Pack some blankets, snacks, and a telescope into the car and head out to a dark spot in the countryside for some serious stargazing. See if you can spot any constellations or shooting stars.</p></div>

Why We Love First Contact Day

<div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>A.</span> It celebrates diversity</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>First Contact Day is a day of celebration recognizing the contributions of all cultures and backgrounds to our diverse society. By celebrating this holiday together, we can remind each other that while we may have different beliefs and perspectives, at the end of the day, it is our similarities that bring us closer together.</p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>B.</span>It encourages learning & understanding </h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>One of the main goals of First Contact Day is to promote learning about different cultures and to foster mutual understanding between groups. This holiday provides an opportunity for us to reach out to one another in order to bridge cultural divides and strengthen relationships with those who are different from ourselves. </p></div><div id='' class='matter-item'><h3 id='' class='matter-title'><span class='matter-letter'>C.</span>It promotes peace & prosperity</h3><p id='' class='matters-text'>The spirit of First Contact Day reminds us that when societies come together in cooperation, peace and prosperity follow. By celebrating this holiday together, we can continue making strides towards creating a better future for everyone regardless of culture or background.</p></div>



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