Published Jan 23, 2014Aberdeen, WA, is most widely known as the hometown of iconic Nirvana songwriter Kurt Cobain, so it's not too much of a surprise to learn that the city has announced that it will celebrate Kurt Cobain Day next month.
The event will be held on Cobain's birthday, February 20. According to Mayor Bill Simpson [via KXRO Newsradio], a proclamation will be read on February 12, and the day may expand into an entire Kurt Cobain Week as plans are finalized.
The proclamation states, "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."
The announcement further recognizes the work that various Aberdeen residents have done to promote Cobain's legacy.
Kurt Cobain Day (or Week, as the case may be) will not be a one-off event, but will apparently become an annual tradition.
The 20th anniversary of Cobain's death is coming up this April, so we're likely to see many more tributes to the late grunge god in the coming months.
The news follows the recent announcement that April 10 will be Nirvana Day in the neighbouring town of Hoquiam, WA.