|Jan 15||Wikipedia Day||Wikipedians celebrate Wikipedia on January 15, the day the wiki-based, free encyclopedia went public back in 2001.|
|Jan 28||Data Privacy Day||Data Privacy Day (Data Protection Day in Europe is an international holiday that occurs every January 28 to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.|
|Feb||Open Data Day||On Open Data Day people around the world gather to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data. It his held in February to encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.|
|Mar 14||Pi Day||Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first 3 digits of the mathematical constant π (pi) in decimal form.|
|Mar||Document Freedom Day||On Document Freedom Day people come together to raise attention towards the importance of Open Standards for all aspects of digital communication and information accessibility. Document Freedom Day takes place on the last Wednesday of March.|
|May 4||Star Wars Day||Star Wars fans celebrate on May 4, because it is a pun on the movie's catchphrase May the Force be with you (May the fourth be with you).|
|May 25||Geek Pride Day||Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on 25 May, a date chosen to commemorate the 1977 release of Star Wars. Geek Pride Day originated in Spain in 2006 (Spanish: Día del orgullo friki) and spread around the world via the Internet.|
|May 25||Towel Day||Towel Day is celebrated on May 25 as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams, who stressed the importance of towels in chapter 3 of his popular book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.|
|June 28||Tau Day||The Tau Manifesto first launched on Tau Day: June 28 (6/28), 2010. Tau Day is a time to celebrate and rejoice in all things mathematical. And if you think that the circular baked goods on Pi Day are tasty, just wait—Tau Day has twice as much pi(e)!|
|July 31||SysAdmin Day||System Administrator Appreciation Day is the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right.|
|Sep 13 or 12||Programmer's Day||Programmers' Day is celebrated on the 256th day of each year, which is September 13 during common years and September 12 in leap years. It is officially recognized in Russia and observed in several other countries. The number 256 was chosen as it corresponds to the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte.|
|Sep 19||Talk Like a Pirate Day||The International Talk Like A Pirate Day is a parodic holiday started in 1995. It is held every year on September 19 ti give everyone around the world an excuse to talk and party like a pirate.|
|Sep||Software Freedom Day||Software Freedom Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. It was was established in 2004 and since 2006 has been held on the third Saturday of September.|
|Sep 22||Hobbit Day||Hobbit Day is celebrated on September 22, the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.|
|Oct||Ada Lovelace Day||Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). There is no fixed date, but the holiday is held in mid October trying to avoid clashes with major public holidays.|
|Nov 30||Computer Security Day||Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to raise awareness of computer related security issues and remind people to protect their computers and information. It is held around the world on November 30th.|
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