Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

Posted by: Ruth A Casie


I enjoy sharing posts about weird and funny holidays on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Without the family with us this holiday, I decided to plan my 2021 Social Media Calendar. I found some fun days, but the one that struck was the one for today, The Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day. I did the obligatory research…

Gena Kaufman wrote in Glamour… “It sounds like it was invented by an all-male revue in Vegas to attract bachelorette parties.” Like Gena, I could not find much about it. We both came to the same conclusion—enjoy feasting your eyes on hot guys!

I dug deeper. I didn’t find any record of how or why this holiday began. Some websites suggest the day was promoted by the greeting card industry. I also found recognition of the holiday on calendar sites and personal blogs. One site confirmed they could not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations.

 How to celebrate.

Many of the blogs and sites I found had suggestions for celebrating the holiday:

  • What them at work (if you’re not quarantined)
  • At a bar (if you can find any that are open and serving in doors)
  • Walk the mall (you can see where this is going)

On Facebook you can find a plethora of posts featuring swoon-worthy ‘book boyfriends,’ shirtless (or partially shirtless) men on book covers, and much more. Don’t get me wrong. I have a few on my books.



 But what exactly is a wild man, and a fabulous one at that?  I went to the website Checkiday, created by Seth Westphal whose goal is to have the most complete holiday listing with details of each holiday.  Seth seemed to be as stymied as me. “As far as we can tell, it is a day for feasting one’s eyes on hunky, good-looking men—men who are both fabulous, …classy and refined, and wild …unrestrained, rugged and free.”

 How I’ll Celebrate!

I can look at book covers or enjoy the men in my life by feasting on the most fabulous men I know... my husband, my son, and my son-in-law!

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