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Extraterrestrial Culture Day: Celebrating out-of-this-world aliens, UFOs & ETs

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If you're looking for an out-of-this-world holiday, go grab your foil hat! It's Extraterrestrial Culture Day, an annual event that takes place each year on the second Tuesday in February.

Extraterrestrial Culture Day

The origins of this "holiday" began in 2003, when Republican Representative Daniel R. Foley submitted a proposal to the New Mexico legislature to set aside a special day of the year to "celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors." Foley, who is from Roswell, said that capitalizing on something that "did or did not happen" decades ago could help the state of New Mexico. Perhaps he was right?

The Roswell Incident

One of the most famous incidents of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) took place decades ago in Roswell, NM. Many believe a flying saucer crashed near the town of Roswell in 1947 in what is known as the Roswell Incident. First acknowledged, then denied, by the United States military, did aliens crash-land outside of Roswell? Did the American government cover it up? Whether fact or fiction, thousands of humans still flock to Roswell every year for the annual UFO Festival.

Whether you believe in little green men, unexplainable events or have a fondness for conspiracy theories, this isn't the only day of the year that celebrates out-of-this-world beings. March 20 is Extraterrestrial Abductions Day!

Speaking of special events...

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