Fes­tivus cel­e­brated in­stead

Townsville Bulletin - - Just Briefly -

SOME Amer­i­can fans of the TV com­edy clas­sic Se­in­feld don’t mark Christ­mas in the tra­di­tional way.

In­stead they cel­e­brate Fes­tivus, a wacky hol­i­day pop­u­larised in a 1997 episode ofthe TV show.

Billed as ‘Fes­tivus for the rest of us’, the hol­i­day cel­e­brated by the show’s Costanza clan on De­cem­ber 23 fea­tures an air­ing of griev­ances and feats of strength, in which a guest must pin the host be­fore the party ends.

‘‘I just al­ways loved that episode,’’ said Kevin Cam­panella, 28, a land­scaper from War­wick, Rhode Is­land.

‘‘But it’s not so much about the show — I think the idea ofFes­tivus is a good idea.’’

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