February 20 Officially to Be Declared Kurt Cobain Day

Nirvana mastermind's hometown celebrating late musician.

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Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen will officially declare February 20 as Kurt Cobain Day, Mayor Bill Simpson has confirmed.

"Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements," the proclamation reads (via KXRO).

As the same source indicates, the proclamation will be read on February 12, while the festivity is planned to develop into a Kurt Cobain Week. The event will not be a one-off celebration and will continue as an annual tradition.

Earlier this month, Aberdeen's neighboring city of Hoquiam has declared April 10 as Nirvana Day, paying tribute to the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction and the time Nirvana spent in the town. "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community," said Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney. "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."

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    The guy hated Aberdeen. Just saying.
    That isn't going to stop them from using it as a chance for getting attention for Aberdeen.
    no disrespect to him or his talent, but why do so many people talk about him still?
    Because Nirvana is a band that many people still listen to for their great music so when there's someone with a story like Kurt behind the whole thing it gets talked about.
    Anyone else just think that welcome sign for Aberdeen is f'ing class?
    Way Cool JR.
    I bet they will be selling flannel shirts on every corner once all the tourists start pouring in.
    Yes . . . . good people of Aberdeen, let us paraise a depressed singer who took a shotgun blast to the head. What message does that send?
    I don't think you quite understood this... They aren't celebrating or endorsing the fact he killed himself, it's more of a pride for the city that an icon such as Kurt once called it home type thing
    Not to mention a deadbeat junkie dad who abandoned his baby daughter with a psycho and equally deadbeat junkie mother.
    Mr Winters
    February 22 is my birthday, can I get an official celebration too?
    As soon as you record a multi-platinum album like Nevermind
    Mr Winters
    Will I have to kill myself too? Cause I don't feel like killing myself right now.
    Okay then so where the hell is Jimi Hendrix Day. Or Led Zeppelin Day. Or Deep Purple Day. Black Sabbath, etc... seriously!!??? ALL of those bands deserve their own day more than NIRVAVA! I love Nirvana, but this it is just ridiculous that people are so anal about preserving Kurt Cobain's legacy