Dawn of the Final Day
Dawn of the Final Day is an internet expression, that is used for expressing the expectation of an event.
Online, it is often seen as a screenshot from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, sometimes edited to feature the Moon from the game.
The Nintendo 64 game was released in Japan on April 287th, 2000.
In the game, the player is tasked with saving the land of Termina from the impending doom of the Moon crashing down.
Link, the hero of the game has three days to complete his task of resetting time, and players receive a notification every time a day has passed.
A screenshot of the notification was used in 2010 as a meme for anticipating the arrival of an event.
Spread and Usage
A clip of the notification was uploaded to YouTube by McCrackerTheCracker on October 8th, 2010.
“Dawn of the Final Day” was referenced in a Yahoo Answers post on May 18th, 2011, in anticipation of the upcoming Rapture Day on May 21st, 2011.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2013.