Washington city introduces new holiday: Nirvana Day

By Kyle Johnson,

The Washington city of Hoquiam has announced a new holiday: Nirvana Day. This holiday will celebrate the band, as frontman Kurt Cobain lived there for a few years and was born in a nearby town.

Nirvana Day will be celebrated on April 10th, with 2014 being the first year. The April date was chosen as it will mark the day the band entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reports USA Today.

Hoquiam mayor, Jack Durney, talked with local radio station KXRO about the holiday, noting that Cobain and band member "Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it's good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments."

Cobain was born in the town of Aberdeen, which is only four miles away from Hoquiam, according to Rolling Stone. The singer, who passed away in 1994, did live in Hoqiuam for a short time, though.

It was announced earlier this month that Nirvana, along with Peter Gabriel, Linda Rondstadt, Cat Stevens, Kiss and Hall & Oates, were going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With the exception of Kiss and Stevens, the artists were all nominated for the first time.

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