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Happy International Rush Day!

Fri, Dec 21, 2018@7:21AM | comments

UPDATE - 12/21@8:42AM: Toronto Rush fan and RIAB reader Bobzilla paid out of his own pocket to commemorate 21/12 day, with ad space on 2 electronic billboards off the on the main highways coming into Toronto. Here's a photo of one of them. Awesome!

The number 2112 has become synonymous with Rush over the years due to their breakout 1976 album of the same name. And since today is the 21st day of the 12th month - written as 21/12 in many parts of the world - Rush fans over the years have dubbed it as an unofficial Rush holiday of sorts. Happy International Rush Day everyone! December 21st also happens to be the Winter Solstice, so there's at least one other reason to celebrate too. Six years ago back in 2012 Rush Day was particularly significant and widely recognized because the year was also the 2112 pre-centennial. Given that Rush has been in semi-retirement mode for the last 3 years, this year's festivities - like the past few years - promise to be a bit more muted. Despite that, it's still always an occasion worth celebrating. What better excuse do you need to listen to Rush all day long, watch Rush DVDs/Blu-rays, wear Rush paraphernalia, and otherwise celebrate Rush fandom? To make it especially significant, do something extra special at exactly 9:12PM this evening; 21:12 in military time. Happy #RushDay everybody!!!