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First Contact Day, is an in-game Seasonal Event which occurs in early April, to coincide with the canonical First Contact between Humans and Vulcans on April 5, 2063 following the successful test of the Phoenix (humanity's first warp drive) by Zefram Cochrane. The in-game celebration of First Contact Day varies from year to year, and it has not been officially observed every year.


The First Contact Day attack in 2385

A statue of Doctor Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of Humanity's first warp engine; the test of which triggered first formal contact between Humanity and another species

For Humans this typically included a day off with low key observance of the event. By 2409 President Aennik Okeg presided over reenactment events where individuals would construct model recreations of the Phoenix. However, celebrations in 2385 were marred by a Synth attack on Mars.

While not known until the late 24th century, the Borg had travelled back and attempted to intervene to prevent First Contact and assimilate Earth (due to the seminal role that Earth played in the formation of the Federation). Similar incursions have since been attempted and prevented.


Year Dates Observed In-Game Celebration
2010 April 5 None
2011 April 5 None
2012 April 5 - April 11
2013 April 5 - April 11
2014 April 3 - April 7
2015 None None
2016 March 31 - April 6 Zen Store Giveaways
2017 March 30 - April 6 “First Contact Day Re-Enactment” (PC Only)
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Starship Mastery Unlock: Theta Radiation Infused Maneuvers
  • Captain Specialization Point
2018 April 5 - April 12 “First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Bozeman Hyper-Impulse Engines
  • Captain Specialization Point
2019 April 4 - April 11 (PC)
April 11 - April 18 (Console)
“First Contact Day Re-Enactment”
  • Holo Emitter - Phoenix Shuttle
  • Launch Toy Rocket
  • Replica Thompson Submachine Gun
  • Captain Specialization Point
2020 April 2 - April 23 (PC)
April 9 - April 30 (Console)

Seasonal Event: First Contact Day

2021 April 1 - April 22
(All Platforms)

Seasonal Event: First Contact Day

2022 April 5 - April 26
(All Platforms)

Seasonal Event: First Contact Day

Day of Honor / Republic Day[]

In 2013 and 2014, the KDF and Romulan Republic factions had equivalent celebrations on the same day termed the Day of Honor and Republic Day respectively. While Day of Honor is an establish Klingon holiday, it was not previously stated to have occurred parallel to First Contact Day and was added to give some equivalency to Klingon characters. The Republic Day was invented to fulfill a similar role for the Romulans. These days have not been cited since 2014 with the focus renewed on First Contact.

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Seasonal events
Annual events Anniversary Event First Contact Day Lohlunat Festival Halloween Event Q's Winter Wonderland
Date January - February (PC) March-April (Console) April June - July October December - January
Reward Tier 6 starship • various • Tier 6 starship • various • Tier 6 starship
Notes Omega Stabilization Event mission Risa, Risian Vendor Mission: Cat's Tale Q , Holiday Item Vendor
3-week events
Old rotation “Crystalline Cataclysm”“Mirror Invasion”
Featured “Battle at the Binary Stars”“Pahvo Dissension”“Peril Over Pahvo”“Operation Riposte”“To Hell With Honor”“Best Served Cold”“Breach”“Arena of Sompek”“Kobayashi Maru”
Recruitment events
Name Delta RecruitmentTemporal Agent RecruitmentGamma RecruitmentKlingon Recruitment
See also: Calendar event, Special Event, April Fools' Day, old Event rewards, Weekend Event Store.