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It's Extraterrestrial Culture Day - at least in New Mexico, where it is an unofficial holiday actually recognized by the State Legislature. How cool is that? How many places on earth can claim to recognize and appreciate Martians? The Roswell UFO incident has given NM a certain spaciness, hence, House Bill 766, which was passed in 2003 by the New Mexico State Legislature. It proclaims,
"INTRODUCED BY Daniel R. Foley - AN ACT RELATING TO SPACE ALIENS; DESIGNATING EVERY SECOND THURSDAY IN FEBRUARY AS "EXTRATERRESTRIAL CULTURE DAY".
Section 1. EXTRATERRESTRIAL CULTURE DAY.--The second Thursday of February each year shall be designated "Extraterrestrial Culture Day" in recognition of the many visitations, sightings, unexplained mysteries, attributed technological advances, experimentations, expeditions, explorations, intrigues, provision of story lines for Hollywood epics and other accomplishments of alien beings from throughout the universe that have contributed to New Mexico's worldwide recognition as a unique and dynamic mosaic of cultural anomalies. The day should be observed to celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all the citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown."