International Dalek Remembrance Day - December 21
Thu, Dec 21, 2023

International Dalek Remembrance Day

International Dalek Remembrance Day is celebrated around the world on December 21st. This special day is dedicated to Doctor Who fans, urging those who have yet to watch it to do so and get to know the characters who have their own holiday.


The Daleks first appeared on screens in 1963, and first met the Doctor on their home planet. These fantastic creatures have become the Doctor’s worst enemies and rivals in the Time War, and have been featured in countless episodes. Initially shown as rough tin boxes, few people guessed that there was something alive inside. It turns out that these were former scientists who had become victims of radiation.

The holiday was founded in 1988 to honor the memory of the characters. With Christmas holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to catch up on the series! Despite their terrifying nature, the Daleks have a certain draw to them, and it often seems that the confrontation between the Doctor and the Daleks will last an eternity. Do you know or guess how it will end?

Interesting facts

  • The eyes of the Daleks were considered the most vulnerable spot, as damaging them would render the rest of the functionality useless.
  • Their bodies were equipped with explosives, making even their dead dangerous.
  • According to one version, the word “dalek” comes from their ancestors “Kaled”. Interestingly, in English the term is applied to insensitive people.
  • The Daleks’ influence can be seen in books, music, games, and more. Fans around the world have incorporated their image into various fields. Many believe that the Daleks are the most thought-of villains on Earth.

How to take part

Celebrate International Dalek Remembrance Day by throwing a party! Invite anyone who knows the Daleks and have some fun. Revisit favorite episodes or start watching from the beginning.

When is International Dalek Remembrance Day celebrated in 2023?

International Dalek Remembrance Day is observed on December 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday December 21 2023
Saturday December 21 2024
Sunday December 21 2025
Monday December 21 2026