First Contact Day

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A statue of Doctor Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of Humanity's first warp engine; the test of which triggered first formal contact between Humanity and another species

For the mission of the same name, see “First Contact Day”.

First Contact Day, is an in-game Event which occurs in early April, to coincide with the canonical First Contact between Humans and Vulcans on April 5, 2063 following the successful test of the Phoenix (humanity's first warp drive) by Zefram Cochrane. The in-game celebration of First Contact Day varies from year to year, and it has not been officially observed every year.

Observance[edit | edit source]

The First Contact Day attack in 2385

For Humans this typically included a day off with low key observance of the event. By 2409 President Aennik Okeg presided over reenactment events where individuals would construct model recreations of the Phoenix. However, celebrations in 2385 were marred by a Synth attack on Mars.

While not known until the late 24th century, the Borg had travelled back and attempted to intervene to prevent First Contact and assimilate Earth (due to the seminal role that Earth played in the formation of the Federation). Similar incursions have since been attempted and prevented.

History[edit | edit source]

Year Dates Observed In-Game Celebration
2010 April 5 None
2011 April 5 None
2012 April 5 - April 11
2013 April 5 - April 11
2014 April 3 - April 7
2015 None None
2016 March 31 - April 6 C-Store Giveaways
2017 March 30 - April 6 “First Contact Day Re-Enactment” (PC Only)
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Starship Mastery Unlock: Theta Radiation Infused Maneuvers
  • Captain Specialization Point
2018 April 5 - April 12 “First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Bozeman Hyper-Impulse Engines
  • Captain Specialization Point
2019 April 4 - April 11 (PC)
April 11 - April 18 (Console)
“First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Replica Thompson Submachine Gun
  • Captain Specialization Point
2020 April 2 - April 23 (PC)
April 9 - April 30 (Console)

Seasonal Event: First Contact Day

Day of Honor / Republic Day[edit | edit source]

In 2013 and 2014, the KDF and Romulan Republic factions had equivalent celebrations on the same day termed the Day of Honor and Republic Day respectively. While Day of Honor is an establish Klingon holiday, it was not previously stated to have occurred parallel to First Contact Day and was added to give some equivalency to Klingon characters. The Republic Day was invented to fulfill a similar role for the Romulans. These days have not been cited since 2014 with the focus renewed on First Contact.

External links[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Events in Star Trek Online
2011 1 Year Anniversary Event, Q's Winter Wonderland
2012 2 Year Anniversary Event, First Contact Day, Hearts and Minds
2013 3 Year Anniversary Event, Lohlunat Festival, Crystalline Catastrophe
2014 4 Year Anniversary Event, Mirror Invasion
2015 5 Year Anniversary Event, Delta Recruitment
2016 6 Year Anniversary Event, Temporal Agent Recruitment, Into The Breach
2017 7 Year Anniversary Event, Arena of Sompek, Kobayashi Maru
2018 8 Year Anniversary Event, Gamma Recruitment, Battle at the Binary Stars
2019 9 Year Anniversary Event, Pahvo Dissension, Peril Over Pahvo, Mycelial Crisis
2020 Borg Resurgence, 10 Year Anniversary Event, No Win Scenarios, Defense of Pahvo, To Hell With Honor, Best Served Cold, Galactic Red Alert, A House Divided, A Widening Gyre