Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, December 21st. There are until the next observance.

Despite being a fictitious event, Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day is observed on December 21. To be more specific, the day honors a day in fictitious history, but in a work of fiction beloved worldwide. Let us inform you if you haven’t already guessed. We’re talking about Jules Verne’s famous work “Around the World in Eighty Days,” which is well-known among literary enthusiasts. The main character of the book, Phileas Fogg, has until December 21, which is also known as Phileas Fogg Wager Day, to finish his task to win a £20,000 bet.

📆 When is Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day?

This year, Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day is on December 21st. It is the 3rd Wednesday in December; in 2023, it is on Thursday.

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Did you know: Conrad Veidt, David Niven, Simon Callow, Steve Coogan, Pierce Brosnan, and Michael Praed have all played Phileas Fogg in film adaptations over the years, with David Tennant joining the roster for a 2021 series.

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📜 History of Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day

Prior to this, in 1870, three important developments made a tourist-like around-the-world trip conceivable for the first time. This change in circumnavigation interested Jules Verne because his character, Phileas Fogg, was based on the real-life trip around the world of the brave American writer William Perry Fogg.

Before we knew it, the story had been serialized beginning on December 21, 1872, and had been released in book form on January 30, 1973. It’s no surprise that December 21 was picked as the most important wagering day in the book. Or did it? People assumed the travel was taking place in real time due to the synchronicity of dates!

When Phileas Fogg debates the plausibility of going around the world in 80 days in the novel, his other club members challenge him to prove it. The argument is based on an article in “The Daily Telegraph” about the construction of a new railway segment in India, which would potentially allow you to go around the world in just 80 days. Later that evening, on October 2, 1872, Fogg departs London with his servant without delay. To win the wager – and £20,000 – he had to return to the club at the same hour on December 21, 1872. He wins, and we still celebrate his victory 140 years later.

☑️ Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day facts

A thousand inspirations
People have completed this iconic voyage around the world in 80 days in a variety of ways throughout the last century, including on foot, bicycle, public transportation, other trains and ships, wearing an iron mask, and even traveling the wrong way!

Another imitation
In 1989, actor and comedian Michael Palin made a BBC travel show in which he tried to make the same trip as closely as possible. It took him 79 days and 7 hours to do so.

Fogg drinks
Mr. Fogg’s, a U.K. pub chain, specializes in cosmopolitan beverages and cocktails to transport you across the world in a glass; the pubs are named after locations where the mythical Phileas Fogg resided or visited.

Things to do on Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day

Read the novel
If you haven’t already, read the classic. It makes no difference whether you know how it ends. The trip is more important than the destination, and this book takes you on a wild rollercoaster.

Watch its adaptations
There have been various film and television adaptations of this classic novel throughout the last century. Verne’s other works, such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” are also worth reading.

Travel the world
The greatest way to pay respect to the classic is to really go around the world, even if it isn’t in 80 days. Please take your time and, more importantly, use prudence. Create your own travelogue.

📅 Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day Observances

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