|Order of the Day|
|Awarded by Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales|
|Type||Wikipedia award order|
|Established||15 January 2001|
|Motto||We make the Internet not suck|
|Founder||Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales|
|Classes||1: Wikipedia holiday designation|
|First induction||15 January 2001|
|Last induction||20 April 2012|
|Next (lower)||Wikipedian of the Year|
|Part of a Wikipedia help series on|
|Conferred by founder Jimmy Wales|
|Conferred by the Wikipedia community|
|Conferred by the Wikimedia Foundation|
Wikipedia holidays, or the Order of the Day, consist of Wikipedia's founding day of January 15 and four Wikipedia awards bestowed honoris causa by Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, the site's 2001 co-founder. With the motto "We make the Internet not suck" derived from a 2005 interview with Wales, four of the five holidays celebrate specific developers and editors and their exceptional service to the community.
For the first four years of Wikipedia's existence, at random times known only to him, Jimbo decreed an official Wikipedia holiday. These are to be celebrated annually in the manner described in the proclamation. After a long break, the tradition was briefly resumed in 2012. Please note that each proclamation begins with Jimbo proclaiming "in his usual authoritarian and bossy manner"—meant to poke fun at the general impression that he is somehow the "GodKing of Wikipedia", which he proclaims in his usual authoritarian and bossy manner that he is not, in a tradition of general amusement.
List of inductees; ergo Wikipedia holidays
- January 15 since 2001: Wikipedia Day, the day Wikipedia went public (not actually proclaimed by Jimbo, just universally acknowledged by the Wikipedia community)
- January 25 since 2002: Magnus Manske Day, "when Wikipedia switched to the Phase II software, the precursor to MediaWiki"
- October 31 since 2003: Tim Starling Day, for "the new parsing algorithm"
- June 1 since 2004: Brion Vibber Day, for "his incredible dedication and hard work, without which the project should have collapsed a long time ago"
- April 20 since 2012: Justin Knapp Day, to "the first person to ever make 1,000,000 edits"