On April 5, 2063, Vulcans make first contact with humans near Bozeman, Montana. This encounter was triggered by the first warp flight, achieved by Zefram Cochran.
For such a pivotal event, First Contact Day isn’t discussed much in the Trek universe. The movie Star Trek: First Contact and Voyager: Homestead (S7:E23) are almost the only references until the more recent Picard storyline. See Memory Alpha for more information.
How to Commemorate:
- Give children the day off from school (as Captain Janeway observed it)
- Eat cheese pierogies (Cochran’s favorite food)
- Listen to rock and roll (Cochran’s favorite music), preferably on a juke box
- Say “Live long and prosper” as a casual salutation
- Drive really fast (but safely) because …warp drive!
Star Trek: First Contact