National Cordova Ice Worm Day

National Cordova Ice Worm Day is observed next on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 (61 days from today).

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History of National Cordova Ice Worm Day

The first National Cordova Ice Worm Day would be held in 1961 when local city planners decided that a major festival was needed to honor the town's heritage and uncover the unique creature that lived nearby glaciers and snowfields. In the first event, a contest was held to develop the mascot, the winner received $15 and an honorable place in the parade.

The end result was no less magnificent, a one hundred and fifty foot long terrorist with a huge head, ferocious eyes, and a total of 74 legs carrying it. Colorful and inspiring, Ice worm has captured the hearts of locals forever.

Celebrations will include a special fishing competition taking place off the city's pier, a beard-raising contest in which all local men are required to participate, and an Ice Queen Beauty pageant.

To showcase the frenetic nature of the holiday, a ski race will be held from the Mile 5 Bridge to the Davis Store, a race where all forms of cheating and shortcuts are allowed. These are just some of the incredible events that made the holiday capture the hearts of the Cordovians and ensure that it is celebrated every year thereafter.

How to Celebrate National Cordova Ice Worm Day

The best way, by far, is to take a trip to Cordova, Alaska and enjoy a vacation in its homeland. Not everyone can make the trip, a situation where the mighty Ice worm understands that it cannot leave its frozen home, and therefore other forms of celebration are entirely possible.

Host your own local race, tell the story of the Ice worm, hold a fishing contest at the local fishing holes and share the Ice worm news with all your friends and family. Surely they will be mesmerized and enthralled by this incredible event, and Ice worm will be pleased!

Observed

National Cordova Ice Worm Day has been observed annually on February 3rd.

Dates

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

Also on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

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