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Thousands take to Twitter to celebrate ‘Festivus,’ “Airing of the Grievances”

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As millions of Americans are getting ready to celebrate Christmas, thousands of others are celebrating a lesser known holiday that was created from a popular television show.

Seinfeld, which aired on NBC during the 1990s, created a fake holiday called “Festivus” in 1997.

The holiday is celebrated on Dec. 23 and consists of a “Festivus” dinner, an aluminum festivus polepole, “Airing of the Grievances” and “Feats of Strength.”

In the episode, Frank Constanza tells everyone that he created the holiday in response to the commercialization of Christmas.

Fans across the country have since embraced the fake holiday as part of the Christmas celebrations.