festivus google search Google has a Festivus gift for youHere’s a fun Google easter egg for you: When you search for “festivus,” i.e. the legendary (made-up) “Seinfeld” holiday for the rest of us held every year on Dec. 23, Google places a graphic of the holiday’s symbol — a simple, unadorned aluminum pole — on the side of the page.

Festivus was made famous in the 1997 episode of “Seinfeld” called “The Strike,” when George’s father, Frank (Jerry Stiller) tells Kramer (Michael Richards) how he created his own holiday in response to the commercialization of Christmas. Its components include the Airing of Grievances, in which family members tell each other how they’ve disappointed them throughout the year, and the Feats of Strength, which involves a wrestling match between the head of the household and a dinner guest of their choice.

The holiday was actually made up by Daniel O’Keefe, the father of “Seinfeld” writer Dan O’Keefe (the writer of “The Strike”), and has been celebrated in the O’Keefe household since the 1960s.

Posted by:Jean Bentley