Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 which serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas and holiday season. In keeping with the precepts of Festivus, the Festivus Pole is to be “unadorned and lusterless”. Unfinished aluminum will develop a layer of oxidization that may come off as black on your hands while handling. You could complain, but you could be crossing the line by being too concerned with outward appearances.
Our Festivus Pole is 8′ tall, and has a 12″ by 12″ base. There are four slots at the 3′ and 8′ height. Don’t worry about it.