A day founded on scientific achievement, intellectual debate and good music. It is the last day before the last month of the year; the end of the middle, signaling the beginning of the end. It is a time when Chicago (my hometown) is cold, but the holidays leave all in warm spirits and with love for all of humanity. This holiday is not static. The primary purpose of this day is to encourage generous donations, primarily to scientific advancement, to study and general betterment of oneself academically, and for serious scientific debate and discussion. It is also acceptable to be celebrated in any fashion as long as it brings more good cheer than ill will.