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International Dalek Remembrance Day

On International Dalek Remembrance Day, let's honor the iconic foes of Doctor Who and reflect on their impact in pop culture. Exterminate boredom with our themed activities!
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Get ready to celebrate the iconic villains of Doctor Who on International Dalek Remembrance Day on December 21! This special day was created by fans as a way to honor and remember the infamous alien race known for their catchphrase "Exterminate!" and their memorable design. The first appearance of a Dalek was in 1963, making them one of the longest-running villains in science fiction history. So let's take some time to appreciate these classic characters and maybe even plan a Doctor Who marathon in their honor!

History of International Dalek Remembrance Day

International Dalek Remembrance Day Dates

International Dalek Remembrance Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Daleks Debut on Doctor Who</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Daleks made their first appearance in a serial titled "The Daleks" on the BBC's Doctor Who series, introducing their distinctive look and "Exterminate!" catchphrase.</div></div></div><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'>Death to the Daleks</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the episode "Death to the Daleks", the creatures were shown to have new abilities, such as being able to hover, adding to their formidable reputation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Remembrance of the Daleks</div><div class='timeline-text'>The episode "Remembrance of the Daleks", celebrating the 25th anniversary of Doctor Who, marked a key moment in the Daleks' narrative and led to the creation of International Dalek Remembrance Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Daleks Return on New Doctor Who</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the revived Doctor Who series, the Daleks were reintroduced in the episode "Dalek", reigniting their status as Doctor Who's most feared enemy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Daleks Celebrate 50 Years</div><div class='timeline-text'>Celebrating 50 years, the Daleks were central figures in Doctor Who's spectacular anniversary celebration, confirming their legendary status in science fiction.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Dalek Remembrance 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'>Watch a Doctor Who marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your fellow Whovians and spend the day binge-watching episodes featuring the iconic Daleks. Don't forget to stock up on snacks and tissues for the emotional moments.</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 a Dalek</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and dress up as your favorite Dalek from the Doctor Who series. You can even have a costume contest with your friends and see who has the most accurate or unique Dalek outfit.</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 Dalek-inspired treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a spin on traditional treats by adding a Dalek theme. You can make Dalek cupcakes, cookies, or even a cake shaped like a Dalek. The possibilities are endless!</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'>Have a Dalek-themed game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and have a game night featuring games inspired by the Doctor Who series. You can play a Dalek version of Monopoly or create your own Dalek trivia game.</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'>Visit a Doctor Who convention</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If there is a Doctor Who convention happening near you, make it a point to attend and celebrate International Dalek Remembrance Day with other fans. You'll have the chance to meet actors from the show and participate in fun activities.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Dalek Remembrance 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 keeps the legacy of Doctor Who alive</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Daleks are one of the most iconic villains from one of the longest running science fiction series, Doctor Who. International Dalek Remembrance Day allows fans to remember and celebrate their favorite robotic foes, keeping the spirit of the show alive.</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 day for creativity and fan appreciation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On this day, fans can share their love for Daleks through art, costumes, and other creative outlets. It's also a great opportunity for fans to bond and appreciate each other's fandom.</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's all about embracing differences</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Daleks are known for their mantra "exterminate," but on International Dalek Remembrance Day we get to see a different side to them. This holiday reminds us to embrace our differences and not judge based on appearances alone.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for Dalek Remembrance Day

<div class="facts-wrapper"><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'>The Dalek Design Was Inspired by a Pepper Pot</h3><p class='facts-content'>The designer of the Daleks, Raymond Cusick, was inspired by a pepper pot he saw in a restaurant. He manipulated the shape and added some futuristic elements to create the iconic Dalek look.</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'>The Daleks Are the Doctor's Oldest Enemies</h3><p class='facts-content'>Appearing for the first time in Doctor Who's second story arc in 1963, Daleks are the oldest enemies of The Doctor, constantly being reinvented and returning across multiple generations of the show.</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'>Dalekmania Swept Across Britain in the 1960s</h3><p class='facts-content'>Besides their TV popularity, Daleks were also stars of comic strips, plays, novelty records and they had two cinema films in the 1960s, leading to a phenomenon known as ‘Dalekmania’ in Britain.</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'>Daleks Have Their Own Language</h3><p class='facts-content'>A special Dalek language was created for the 2010 game 'City of the Daleks'. The language uses unique characters and is quite complex, evoking the depth of the Dalek's history.</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'>There Are Many Types of Daleks</h3><p class='facts-content'>Over the years, there have been many ranks and types of Daleks introduced, from Emperor and Supreme Daleks to Scientist and Drone Daleks, showcasing a lot of hierarchy and structure within the race.</p></div></div></div>

International Dalek Remembrance Day FAQs

When is International Dalek Remembrance Day?

International Dalek Remembrance Day is celebrated on December 21 every year. In 2024 International Dalek Remembrance Day will occur on a Saturday.

International Dalek Remembrance Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Dec 21

Thursday

2024

Dec 21

Saturday

2025

Dec 21

Sunday

2026

Dec 21

Monday

2027

Dec 21

Tuesday

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