I was sad to see my favorite DC fake holiday’s web site had disappeared. Unlike Douglas Jefferson himself, I was at least able to bring the website back to life. Remember, when you’re out for a drink this Saturday night you have a moral duty to buy a stranger a drink and maybe make a new friend.
How do I celebrate Douglas Jefferson Day?
Douglas Jefferson day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October every year. According to tradition, there are only three rules one must follow.
Douglas Jefferson Day must be celebrated in a Public House of the District of Columbia, in the company of good friends
A gift must be given to a friend. One must not have exchanged money for the gift, and it must be “no larger than a baker’s loaf.‡”
In the spirit of Douglas Jefferson Day, you must buy a drink for a stranger.