Captain Picard Day is celebrated on June 16th because it is the equivalent date to Stardate 47457.1, mentioned in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled The Pegasus. In that episode, Captain Picard Day is an occasion for the Enterprise to host schoolchildren and show them what Starfleet is like.
There are quite a few ways to celebrate this “holiday”, without going to the trouble of throwing a party or being a role model for children. Read the captain’s log, er, I mean blog, which unfortunately, was abandoned a little less than a year ago. Or play his game. Take a look at some of Picard’s vacation snapshots. The background music for any of these activities should be,of course, The Picard Song.
In case your memory isn’t what it used to be, arm yourself for the inevitable argument with 101 reasons why Captain Picard is better than Captain Kirk. He’s an experienced leader with human foibles we can relate to, and comes across as sexy without flaunting it like some other Starship captains we know. And every once in a while, the captain shows his other side.
Have a safe and happy Captain Picard Day!