SFGate has officially declared that today is Passive Voice Day:
It is untrue that Friday, April 27, will have nothing to distinguish itself from the mass of weekdays.
It was English teachers around the world over who taught writers not to use weak constructions. Friday, though, thanks to a blogger named Shaun, their heartfelt pleas in favor of the active voice are supposed to be ignored during Passive Voice Day 2012.
The idea has been picked up by Language Log and by social media, whose members are asked to use the hashtag #passivevoiceday to make sure the fun is spread around.
A jolly good time will be had by all.
Link to the rest at SFGate and thanks to Leah for the tip.
For those who want to celebrate even more, there is even a book about The Passive Voice. 🙂