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Order of the Day
Jimbo medal3.png
"Jimbo medal" insignia
with Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales in relief.
Awarded by Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales
Type Wikipedia award order
Established 15 January 2001
Motto We make the Internet not suck
Criteria Honoris causa
Founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales
Classes 1: Wikipedia holiday designation
First induction 15 January 2001
Last induction 20 April 2012
Total inductees 5
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Wikipedian of the Year

Wikipedia holidays, or the Order of the Day is a Wikipedia award bestowed honoris causa by Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales, founder of Wikipedia, typically to a Wikimedia developer for exceptional service to the community. Its motto is "We make the Internet not suck", derived from an interview with the founder. Since its founding in 2001, the total amount of inductees include 5 persons.


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[edit]


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