Captain Picard in his quarters
Image credit: By Derek Springer; Cdt. Patrick Caughey; derivative work: Loupeznik [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

You may know June 16 as World Juggling Day, which is delightful, but in the cutthroat world of fake holidays on a site that arbitrarily chooses to highlight only one per day, I’m afraid juggling can’t compete with the Best. Starfleet. Captain. Ever. That’s Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D from 2364 to 2371, and of the Enterprise-E from 2372 until at least 2385. Apart from, you know, the time he spent as one of the Borg, or as a prisoner of the Cardassians.

Captain Picard Day, of course, is/was/will be Picard’s birthday, which is thus a day set aside each year for schoolchildren on board the Enterprise to honor their captain with handmade paintings, paper cut-outs, and action figures. (We first see this on stardate 47457.1.) But you, too, can honor the French captain with the English accent by quoting his most memorable phrases and watching his most notable videos. For example: