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 by Uber-Essian Union
 •  Commonwealth of Esse
 •  Uberquiesenberg
 Abeldane Empire
 Federal Republic of Breckland
Flag new.png Kingdom of the Danube
USCN flag.png United State of Costa de la Nada
CoNC Flag 2.png Confederation of the Northern Coast
Third Flag Of ValeVRG.png Republic of ValeVRG
TypeNational holiday
SignificanceAnniversary of the first known appearance of Lenny Face online
CelebrationsThe spamming of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) everywhere
A mass "Lennying" of images
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 18 November 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 Clémens 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 18 November a national holiday. Mouzilo, a state of Ashukovo, later independently followed suit.[2] Several other states followed suit over the following years.

The 2020 celebrations of Lenny Face Day were expanded to include the eve of 18 November, with the 17 November being called "Lenny Face Eve," "Lenny Face Day Eve," and "Lenmas Eve." Also in 2020, Misberia, (Now the Confederation of the Northern Coast) joined the celebrations of Lenny Face Day with its adoption of the holiday by decree.[3]

Modern communication software generally utilizes Unicode, which allows for the incorporation of characters from other languages and a variety of symbols into the kaomoji, as in (◕‿◕✿) (❤ω❤) (づ ◕‿◕ )づ (▰˘◡˘▰)[4]