How To Celebrate The Day Of The Dude (The Big Lebowski Holiday)

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The Day Of The Dude is the main holiday for Dudism. Which is an ideology based around the protagonist from the movie The Big Lebowski. It takes place on March 6th to commemorate when the film first released.

What Is Dudism?

Dudism is a religion based around the worldview of The Dude from Coen Borhter’s film The Big Lebowski. The prime ideology of Dudism is to simply take it easy and not get too riled up. In short, “Take it easy, man”.

What Is The Day Of The Dude?

The Day Of The Dude is probably the most important date in all of Dudism. It can be celebrated in a number of ways, but as long as you relax and don’t do too much you’re on the right track.

When Is The Day Of The Dude

This holiday takes place on March 8th. This date marks the anniversary of the movie’s 1992 release. And the start of a the slacking, weed smoking, White Russian drinking lifestyle of Jeff Lebowski.

4 Ways To Celebrate The Day Of The Dude

#1 Watch The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski Drinking Game -

In order to truly grasp what it means to be like The Dude you should probably watch the film. So start stirring up a few drinks and sit down with some friends. While you’re at it you can try out our Big Lebowski Drinking Game.

#2 Have A Couple White Russians

The White Russian is The Dude’s favorite cocktail and shows up a number of times in the film. It’s comprised of 3 ingredients; Vodka, Kahlua and Heavy Cream.


  • 2 Shots of Vodka
  • 1 Shot of Kahlua
  • Splash of Heavy Cream (half and half will do)


  • Fill glass with ice and add Vodka and Kahlua.
  • Add in the Heavy Cream.
  • Stir and Enjoy.

#3 Go Bowling With Some Friends

Nothing relaxes The Dude more than bowling with some friends. So find a cheap lane (preferably 10 pin) and bowl to your hearts content. If you want to really get in the spirit of the event then go in your most comfortable clothes. Some slippers and a house coat will do just fine.

#4 Take It Easy

This is the single most important step of the whole holiday. Do as little as humanly possible and don’t let anything bum you out. Try to let the world roll off your shoulders and just take it easy. If you can manage this, The Dude would be proud.

There’s a number of other ways to celebrate the Day of the Dude like listening to CCR and talking about rugs. But as long as you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself then you’re doing it right.