Deja Vu Days in 2017 are 11/4 & 5 and 11/11 & 12
Celebrate. And then celebrate again.
Scroll down for the history of Deja Vu Days and info from previous years' celebrations!
Check back on November 2nd and 3rd for details -- and then check back again on November 9th and 10th.
On the first and second weekends in November, Washerstians celebrate "Deja Vu Days" to commemorate two early meetings of the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts (DOPE).
The first meeting took place on November 2, 1871, and the second meeting occurred one week later on November 9th. Since 1959, the city of Washerst has celebrated with a Deja Vu festival!
Both of the November 1871 meetings are pictured at the left (click to enlarge).
What do you call the experience where you think you recognize a stranger?
This phenomenon was first recognized by Sister Mary Margaret Boombah (pictured at the left) at Quebec's Monastic Family of the Perpetual Scolders. A new nun joined the family, and Sis Boombah was certain that she was Sister Rosetta Stone, whom she had met her years earlier in Hackensack, New Jersey. However, the postulant was, instead, Margarita Ondarox of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Note: The feeling of "Deja Who" should not be confused with "Deja Knew" -- the phenomenon when you see someone you know, but you can't think of his or her name.
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