A Holiday created by angry White Anglo Saxon Protestants in response to all the fake holidays that other religions use to get several extra days off from work annually. This holiday falls on the first Friday after the first full moon of August, when the Zombies
rise from their graves to raise havok & mayhem.
As a result, the human population tends to gather around sundown on Zombie New Year to throw large, wild parties, hoping their numbers & noise will scare the zombies away. Some people are known to get staggeringly drunk as a form of mockery against the zombie hoards.
At dawn on the Saturday following Zombie New Year, the initial zombies return to their graves, but any humans that they turned continue to walk the earth until they are put down.
It should be noted that, for reasons still unknown, an alcoholic stupor makes it harder for zombies to detect you and, if they do, makes it harder for them to turn you.