Here’s Why “Call Everyone Dave Day” Should Be A Longstanding British Tradition

Alright Dave.

1. This is the hearse carrying the body of Roger Lloyd-Pack to his funeral today. The Only Fools and Horses actor died in January.

Getty Images / Anthony Harvey

2. He is gone but not forgotten. On 8 February, what would have been Roger’s 70th birthday, his fans created Call Everyone Dave Day, in honour of a long-running gag from Only Fools and Horses.

3. And so #DaveDay was born.

4. Norfolk County Council even insisted that people refer to it as “Dave”.

6. And kept it up all day.

@oddsandmods007 @DaveDayFeb8th *nods* Dave.

— Norfolk Council (@NorfolkCC)

@NorfolkCC @DaveDayFeb8th afternoon Dave

— Andy (@Taxi_Andy)

@Taxi_Andy @DaveDayFeb8th Back atcha Dave.

— Norfolk Council (@NorfolkCC)

9. This rugby team renamed all their players Dave.

#DaveDay Redingensians RFC named all first team players Dave on Saturday and The Rugby Paper printed scorers names...

— steve giles (@stevegiles1961)

10. Football teams were improved markedly too. Definitely worth putting a tenner on Dave to score first.

11. Not everyone got the joke.

12. Local pubs were getting in on the action.

We're supporting #PancreaticCancerUK on #DaveDay with @DaveDayFeb8th - 50p/pint of 'DAVE BAR' sold on day donated!

— Surrey Tavern (@SurreyTavern1)

13. Age is no barrier to getting involved.

14. You can play the “What’s your Only Fools and Horses Name?” game.


16. But there is a serious point to all this: the people behind the dat are raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK and have raised almost £5,000 so far. Well done Daves.

We're pleased to announce that our t-shirt sales raised 򣜀 for @PancreaticCanUK - the total raised is now ਴,886.86

— Dave Day (@DaveDayFeb8th)

17. Farewell Roger and here’s to a successful Call Everyone Dave Day next year.

Getty Images / Stuart Wilson

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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