First Contact Day
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]
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|
|2012||April 5 - April 11|
|2013||April 5 - April 11|
|2014||April 3 - April 7|
|2016||March 31 - April 6||C-Store Giveaways|
|2017||March 30 - April 6||“First Contact Day Re-Enactment” (PC Only)
|2018||April 5 - April 12||“First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
|2019||April 4 - April 11 (PC)
April 11 - April 18 (Console)
|“First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
|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.
[edit | edit source]
- First Contact Day at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- Day of Honor at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- First Contact Day at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
- Official Blog - Happy First Contact Day! (April 5, 2010)
- Official Blog - Season 5 Dev Blog #38 (April 4, 2012)
- Official Blog - First Contact Sale (April 5, 2012)
- Official Blog - Season 7 Dev Blog #42 (April 2, 2013)
- Official Blog - First Contact Celebrations Live (April 5, 2013)
- Official Blog - First Contact Celebration (March 31, 2014)
- Official Blog - First Contact Celebration is Live! (April 3, 2014)
- Official Blog - Star Trek Online: First Contact Giveaways (March 31, 2016)
- Official Blog - First Contact Day Celebration! (March 30, 2017)
- Official Blog - Celebrate First Contact Day! (April 2, 2018)
- Official Blog - Celebrate First Contact Day! (March 29, 2019)
- Official Blog - Defend First Contact Day! (March 30, 2020)
See also[edit | edit source]