If you’ve been thinking of travelling to Seattle, think again – at least for today. September 16 is Stay Away from Seattle Day.
Stay Away from Seattle Day is (kind of) a playful holiday, although die hard Seattleites use today as an opportunity to shun out-of-towners. This holiday was created as a rebuttal to too much tourism, further development of national chains in the area, and too many newcomers to the Emerald City.
Citizens of Seattle want to keep the city for themselves and you’re not invited! They cite chicken infestations, traffic, and the obvious rain stigma as reasons not to come visit. Still not convinced? Here is the full list of 25 reasons to stay away from Seattle.