October 3rd is a very big deal, and I mean that sincerely.
Yes it is Mean Girls Day we’ll get to in a moment, but it’s also the day after I met my spouse. Not a year goes by in our household without someone asking when we met, to which we politely (usually unanimously) respond, “The day before Mean Girls Day.”
It’s pretty poetic when you think about it. One day you’re just a miserable nobody doomed to live alone for the rest of your life, and then suddenly everything changes and your life has meaning. Like April 25th, this seemingly random day of the year is actually pretty huge. Both for Cady Heron (Lindsey Lohan) and for me.
Frankly, it’s high time the Motion Picture Academy granted this Mean Girls an honorary Oscar and that the government recognized October 3rd as a federal holiday. I’m just saying it. The ball is in your court, Biden.
What is special about October 3rd and why is it called? Mean Girls Day?
I will forgive your temporary loss of historical significance. But only this once. Mean Girls Day, young Padawan, is the day Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was. *Silently wipes away tears*.
The interaction lasts about five seconds, but that’s all it takes for Aaron to acknowledge Cady’s existence and the interaction has become a cultural phenomenon. Now we come together every year to commemorate this monumental moment, as we gather around our televisions with our respective burning books in our laps and a cold bar in hand, ready to rewatch the cinematic event of a generation.
Lindsey Lohan and other cast members recognized the significance of this historic day. On October 3, 2021, Lohan posted a picture of the crime scene on her Instagram. In 2019, Tina Fey and Busy Philipps hosted a Facebook Live viewing party of the film.
Unfortunately, October 3rd falls on a Tuesday this year, not a Wednesday, which I’m sure you know is the day we wear pink. I don’t know about you, but I think if ever there was a day to make an exception to the rule, October 3rd is it.
So grab your pink jackets and pink t-shirts (or anything you can get your hands on), because if you don’t, I’m sorry to say you can not Sit down with us.