Jolliday is a non-official holiday
celebrated on the last weekend of February each year. Every 5th year is a leap year and will be celebrated on the first weekend of March. Jolliday was created by friends, known as the Urban Family
, in Somerville, MA in January, 2003. It is a celebration of friendship, family, community, sharing, laughter and high fives. Jolliday is now celebrated annually in the U.S. by more than eighty people in seven states and the District of Columbia.
Festivities include a Friday night out, starting at the Beacon Hill Pub (BHP), and a Saturday party located in the Greater Boston area (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, or Brookline). Traditional garments for the occasion include; orange & purple shirts, & blue jeans to be worn all weekend. Though called Jolliday, it is actually celebrated for an entire weekend, and people flock to Greater Boston to celebrate.
Official Jolliday T-Shirt Slogans
2003- Front: 1st Annual Jolliday **sponsored by Alka-Selzer morning relief
Back: so...where's the dog?
2004- Front: 2nd Annual Jolliday 2004
Back:cartwheels and piggybacks....just those kinds of days
2005- Front: Jolliday 2004 The Good Times are Killing Me
Back: It's Pretty Much My Favorite Holiday
2006- Front: Jolliday 2005 Cheers!
Back: Danson 4
2007- Front: Cinco de Jolliday
Back: Helping People Forget Since 2002
2007- Beer Coozie
- Beer Makes me Pretty