Colonial Day is a major holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Articles of Colonization and Colonial Unification in 1952 during the first year of the First Cylon War.  Colonial Day is most closely related to the American Fourth of July both in the nature of what is being remembered as well as the type of festivities.

Colonial Day in BSHEdit

A large Colonial Day celebration was held on June 24th, 2004 (non-canon date) across the Fleet.  The main events were held on the Battlestar Hyperion and included:

  • Government speeches on Colonial Unification, the future of the war, etc.
  • The culmination of a fleet-wide music tour
  • Various parties, dinners, and other festivities
  • Military drills and "parades"
  • A large prize fight