Gueek Bkead Fay

Back in 2004, Jared visited me in New Philadelphia for the first time over winter break. He only stayed one day, so I had limited time to show him what NP had to offer. Naturally, I took him to New Towne Mall, and then to Hog Heaven for dinner. While at the mall, we strolled through a crappy dollar store and found this strange holiday decoration:

Gueek Bkead Fay? What the crap does THAT mean?! Jared and I were at a loss. At first, I thought maybe it was some strange mistranslation of "Greek Bread Day." But if so, then both the U and K would have to be R's, which doesn't make sense. Besides, there does not seem to be any kind of Greek Bread Day that I can find a reference to. And what's with the reindeer? Are they an integral part of Gueek Bkead Fay activities?

So what does it really mean? It seems that we aren't the only ones wondering. Jared recently found this posting on a translation website about the phrase. There are suggestions that it might be Turkish or even Hindi, but nobody seems to agree or know for sure. The only other mention of it is in this blog posting - but again, there seems to be no explanation of what it means. The author of the blog later posted this message, stating that people had tried emailing him about the meaning of the phrase, and that he didn't know what it meant. Of course, it still makes me wonder why he USED the phrase in a post to begin with, if he honestly has no idea what it means. He must have heard it somewhere, right?

So it seems for now that the mystery continues. If anyone has any insights on the origins of Gueek Bkead Fay, please let me know!

5 Responses to "Gueek Bkead Fay"

Ryan responded on 8/04/2009 11:50 PM #

I have no insight, but this is awesome! I say if you haven't figured it out by (some amount of time), you make up your own holiday around it. I will totally celebrate it!

Erica responded on 8/05/2009 12:14 AM #

That's a really good idea! The one guy's blog post about it was on December 18th, maybe that should be our "official" Gueek Bkead Fay!

Morning Toast responded on 8/05/2009 9:42 AM #

I agree, I think Gueek Bkead Fay should be the next one-off holiday like Festivus. Although I'd vote some having it in a month that isn't December. December is already pretty packed. Why not share the holiday love with some lonely summer or spring month?

And I think the holiday should revolve around bread, only because you mentioned it and I like bread.

Chaser responded on 8/05/2009 10:37 PM #

This is sort of driving me nuts. As a librarian, I refuse to believe that this is an unsolvable mystery. I think the guy that used it on his blog knows something he's not telling...

Amanda responded on 8/07/2009 10:18 PM #

That is hilarious...kinda reminds me of the the stuff you find at the Japanese Dollar Stores. Wish we had some in Ohio!