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'Airing of Grievances' Observed in Adams Morgan

Last week, the Post's Petula Dvorak reported on a kiosk in Adams Morgan that has become a site for Festivus celebrations, the fictional holiday spawned by a Seinfeld episode. See video of the scene below.

By Mike McPhate  |  December 23, 2008; 1:43 PM ET
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A while ago there was a new holiday that got an auspicious debut on TV, in an episode of the legendary sitcom Seinfeld. The father of one of the show's characters, in an act of protesting the normal holidays, created a new one – Festivus, a Festivus for the rest of us. In lieu of a tree, you put up an aluminum pole. Frank Constanza created the Festivus. During the Festivus the decorations are simple. December 23 is the official Festivus celebration. It includes the Festivus dinner, the pole, the airing of grievances and the last one-the Feast of Strength. Airing of Grievances means that you will stand up and you will tell to your love ones how they have disappointed you over the last year. And then Festivus ends with the Feats of Strength, which can be anything from a hula hoop or thumb wrestling tournament, to a full out all family brawl. For more about The Festivus for the Rest of Us, check out this article on the payday loan.

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