1. Ed Balls Day falls on 28 April every year. Ed Balls @edballsmp Ed Balls 03:20 PM - 28 Apr 2011 Reply Retweet Favorite It is now four years to the day since the shadow chancellor deliberately tweeted his own name in a bid to break Britain's internet. As a result, we are now compelled to celebrate his magnificent achievement once a year. 2. The excitement generally begins to build earlier in the month. General Boles @GeneralBoles Not long now #EdBallsDay 10:45 AM - 04 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. And with only a few days to go, it's almost the only thing anyone can think about. Lisa @biscuitahoy OMG!!! THIS TUESDAY IS #EDBALLS DAY!!! Are you all ready, children? 04:30 PM - 26 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. The big day comes, and the people of Britain begin to celebrate. Tattooed_Mummy @tattooed_mummy Cake for breakfast! After all...it's Ed Balls day! Have a good one! #EdBalls #EdBallsDay 06:15 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. What has he left for them? Alison B @akbea He's BEEN!!! Best #EdBallsDay EVER. 06:27 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. Sadly, of course, some will always be disappointed. Ellie Cumbo @EllieCumbo Oh. I left some whiskey, my tax return and a calculator out for #EdBallsDay, as is traditional, but he hasn't come. :( 08:27 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. As to what you actually do on Ed Balls Day, the instructions are relatively simple. View this post on 8. Many remember the early years of Ed Balls Day, when it was a much more innocent affair. Dave Turner @mrdaveturner I remember #EdBallsDay as a child. Running downstairs in the morning to see if Ed Balls had left a baffling tweet under the Ed Balls Tree. 06:53 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. Needless to say, companies have been quick to get in on the act. James Martin @Pundamentalism Love the Google doodle today. #EdBallsDay 07:40 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. In fact, it's that kind of commercialisation... Andrew Bloch @AndrewBloch This whole #EdBallsDay thing is getting out of hand... 08:10 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. ...that's led to the tradition of everyone making the same joke about Ed Balls Day, and then joking about having made the same joke. 12. But the real spirit of Ed Balls Day is about more than that. It's a cultural event. A chance to celebrate with art, such as poetry... Brian Bilston @brian_bilston Here is a poem which looks at the true significance of #EdBallsDay It's called "Ed Balls". 08:16 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. ...music... General Boles @GeneralBoles Happy #EdBallsDay 08:03 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Mark Ferguson @Markfergusonuk Ed Balls Ed Balls Ed Balls #EdBallsDay https://t.co/EldEkPZq7z 06:41 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. ...and, of course, film. Michele Paule @michele_paule Our American cousins commemorate #EdBallsDay 08:07 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Joe O'Hara @Shabado_Joe Happy #EdBallsDay everyone. Poor bloke. 09:55 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite DocHackenbush @DocHackenbush Happy Ed Balls Day, everyone! 07:36 AM - 28 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. At midnight, we remember the time he categorically didn't sit in a school with a pigeon, and the day is over. View this post on 16. But if you can't bear to wait until the next Ed Balls Day, BuzzFeed News has come up with a way for you to relive the magic whenever and wherever you like. Tom Phillips / Paul Curry / BuzzFeed You're welcome, world.