Lenny Face Day

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Lenny Face Day
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Day
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Day
A photo of an unknown persona, rumored to be a man known as "Lenrick Lenwick."
Observed byEssian Commonwealth
Abeldane Empire
Kingdom of Breckland
United Kingdoms of The Danube and New Flanders and Her Commonwealth
Costa de la Nada
TypeNational holiday
SignificanceAnniversary of the first known appearance of Lenny Face online
CelebrationsThe spamming of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) everywhere
Date18 November

Lenny Face Day (stylized as ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Day) is a national holiday in several micronations celebrating the first known appearance of Lenny Face. Appearing on a Finnish image board on November 18, 2012,[1] Lenny Face has become an important part of micronational meme culture, becoming a common appearance in several micronational Skype rooms.

The first known use of the Lenny face in the micronational community was by Alejandro Wyatt, then First Minister of Mercia, during a parliamentary session some time in 2016. Alejandro is also notable for introducing the phrase 'Hahu' into micronational discourse.

A gag began through mid-2017 as several micronationalists began "Lennying" other people and micronationalists. This meant implanting a Lenny Face on a photo of the person in question. The earliest known example of these was a John Lennon edit known as "John Lenny" created by Newton von Uberquie and shared with Henry Clément via Skype private message.

A more controversial Lenny was made next, and then the gag became slightly less common before a mass "Lennyization" in early July 2017 through the Abeldane Lounge Skype room, including a Lenny of Patrick I of Paravia. At this time, Esse, Abelden, and Uberquiesenberg declared November 18 a national holiday. Mouzilo, a state of Ashukovo, later independently followed suit.[2]


  1. "( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) / Lenny Face". Know Your Meme. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. Royal Decree 002/2017