Nirvana was recently announced as one of the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the ceremony set to take place April 10. In honor of the occasion, April 10 has been declared Nirvana Day (not to be confused with the Mahayana Buddhist holiday Parinirvana Day in February). Well, maybe it hasn’t been declared in the whole country, but in Hoquiam, Washington it is set to be a thing.
To clarify, Hoquiam doesn’t have a deep association with Nirvana apart from Kurt Cobain having been born a few miles away from the town and then coming to live in it for a brief period of time.
The mayor of the town says:
“They bring great honor . . . to our entire community. And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”
So if you’re a huge Nirvana fan and live out on the West Coast then you can journey up to Washington if you’re unable to make it to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
[via Rolling Stone]