Christmas and your birthday may occur only once a year, but when it comes to Nirvana, residents of Grays Harbor County, Washington will have two chances to honor the legendary outfit. As previously reported, Hoquiam, Washington has declared April 10th as “Nirvana Day”. Now, Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen — located just four miles from Hoquiam — has christened February 20th “Kurt Cobain Day”.
According to Rolling Stone, the Aberdeen City Council voted yesterday in favor of “Kurt Cobain Day”, which will take place annually on his birthday. What’s more, Aberdeen’s mayor says the celebration could evolve into a “Kurt Cobain Week”.
“Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements,” reads the city’s proclamation, which will be read aloud on February 12th (via KXRO).
It’s unlikely surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will be in Hoquiam for Nirvana Day, as they’re due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th. But, maybe Dave can kill two birds with one stone and lay down a track in Aberdeen while also repping his ex-partner in crime.