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2014


Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

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Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

Christmas Fun (There's pages of it!)
Hanukkah History and Cartoon
Kwanzaa History and Cartoon
History of Bingo and Cartoon Illustration
History of New Years + Cartoon
The History of the Hopi Soyaluna Ceremony
The History of the Winter Solstice + Cartoon Fun!
The History of Las Posadas + Cartoon Fun!

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Special thanks to Chris Sodini for letting me know about Hand Washing Week.
Special thanks to Michelle Gary for reminding me about Festivus.
 
Special thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Universal Human Rights Month and Tolerance Week.
Thanks to Joseph Murphy for International Ninja Day.
Thanks to Liz Bennett for letting me know about National Cookie Day.
Thanks to Sandi Lee Craig for letting me know about the Compassionate Friends Organizations "Worldwide Candle Lighting Day."
Thanks to Barry Foster for letting me know about Monkey Day.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about Chester Greenwood (Earmuff Day), National Homeless Person's Remembrance Day.
Thanks to Mathew Adkins and Robin Morrell for letting me know about Free Shipping Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Giving Tuesday, Older Driver Safety Awareness Week ,Computer Science Education Week & Green Monday
and Noughts & Crosses Day (Tic Tac Toe Day), World Soil Day, Arabic Language Day, World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.
Visit The Zoo Day.
 Thanks to Brent Foreman for letting me know about National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.

 

December Monthly Observances

World Aids Month Link
Bingo's Birthday Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
National Tie Month
Link
Operation Santa Paws
(1-19)
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
(1217 - 2/5)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month Link
Universal Human Rights Month Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

 December Weekly Observances

 

*Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
International Coelenterate Biology Week: 1-5 Link
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 1-5 Link
Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-9 (First Week)
National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 7-13 Link  (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 7-13 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 8-14 Link( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
*Human Rights Week: 10-17
Halcyon Days: 14-28
(Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)
Gluten-free Baking Week: 14-20 Link (Week Before Christmas)
Christmas Bird Count Week: 15-1/2 Link
*Posadas: 16-24
Chanukah: 17-24
*Saturnalia: 17-23
*It's About Time Week: 25-31
Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

December Daily Observances 

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.


*Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day: 1

*Civil Air Patrol Day: 1
*Day With(out) Art Day: 1
*Rosa Parks Day: 1

*World Aids Day: 1
Cyber Monday: 1
Giving Tuesday: 2 (Always after Cyber Monday) Link
*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2
Link
*Special Education Day: 2
*International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting: 3
(First Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
Special Kids Day: 3 Link  (First Wednesday)
*National Cookie Day: 4
Link
*National Dice Day: 4

*World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4 Link
*AFL-CIO Day: 5
*Bathtub Party Day: 5
*Columbian International Day of The Reef: 5 
Link
Faux Fur Friday: 5 (First Friday)
*International Ninja Day: 5 Link    Photo Photo
*International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development: 5
National Salesperson Day: 5
(First Friday)
*Sachertorte Day: 5 Link
*World Soil Day: 5 Link
Bartender Appreciation Day: 6
Link   Link (First  Saturday) Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.
*Miners' Day: 6
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
Skywarn Recognition Day: 6 (1st Saturday)  Link
*St. Nicholas Day: 6

Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 6 (First Saturday) Link
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7
Link
Green Monday: 8 Link (2nd Monday)
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
*Human Rights Day: 10  Link
*Jane Addams Day: 10
*Nobel Prize Day: 10
*International Mountain Day: 11
*UNICEF Birthday: 11
*Gingerbread House Day: 12
*National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day: 12
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 12 Link (Always 2nd Friday)
Official Lost & Found Day: 12
(2nd Friday)
*Poinsettia Day: 12
Asarah B'Tevet: 13
Noughts and Crosses Day (aka Tic Tac Toe Day): 13
Link  = 12-13-14  (Won't happen again until 3000 for 1-2-3000)
Gingerbread Decorating Day: 13
(2nd Saturday)
*Pick A Pathologist Pal Day: 13 Link
Day Of The Horse: 13 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
International Shareware Day: 13 (2nd Saturday)
*Monkey Day: 14
Link or Link
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 14 (The 2nd Sunday) Link
World Choral Day: 14 (Always 2nd Sunday) Link
*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15
*Barbie and Barney Backlash Day: 16
*National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16 Link
*Zionism Day: 16
*Wright Brothers Day: 17
*Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day: 18
Link
*Arabic Language Day: 18 Link
Free Shipping Day: 18  Link  (3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
*International Migrants Day: 18

National Re-gifting Day: 18 (The Thursday before Xmas) Link
Underdog Day: 19 (3rd Friday)
*International Human Solidarity Day: 20
*Games Day: 20
Link
*Mudd Day: 20
*National Sangria Day: 20 
Link
*World Day of Prayer and Action for Children: 20 Link
*Ann & Samantha Day: 21 (Summer & Winter Solstices. Also June  21)   Link
*Crossword Puzzle Day: 21
*Forefathers Day: 21
Global Orgasm Day: 21
Link (Always on Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice)
*Humbug Day: 21
*International Dalek Remembrance Day: 21
Link
*National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day: 21 
Link  Link
*Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day: 21
*World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21
Winter Solstice (Winter): 21 at 6:03 pm
*Yalda: 21
*Yule: 21
*National Haiku Poetry Day: 22
*Festivus: 23
Link Link
Human Light Celebration: 23
Rabi'I: 23

*Christmas Eve: 24
*Egg Nog Day:24
Link
*A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day : 25
*Christmas: 25
*Christmas Pudding Day: 25
Link (Note: If You Eat this at Easter, It's Referred to as Plum Pudding Day.)
*Boxing Day: 26
(Canada)
*National Candy Cane Day: 26 Link
*National Thank-you Note Day: 26
*National Whiner's Day: 26
*Howdy Doody Day: 27
*Visit The Zoo Day: 27
Link
*Holy Innocents Day: 28
*Endangered Species Act Day: 28
*National Chocolate Day: 28 & 29  Link
*Pledge of Allegiance Day: 28
*Tick Tock Day: 29
*Bacon Day: 30
Link  Link
*Falling Needles Family Fest Day: 30
*Leap Second Time Adjustment Day: 31
(Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. 
But, if they do, then it's done on either June 30 or December 31.)
*Look On The Bright Side Day: 31 Link
 (Note: It can be any day. But,  I posted it here to start the next year off positive and happy.)

*Make Up Your Mind Day: 31

*New Years Eve: 31
*No Interruptions Day: 31
*Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
*World Peace Meditation Day: 31


December 2014
Moon Phases

6
Full  Moon.
7:27 am
EST

14
Last Qtr.
7:51 am
EST

 

21
New Moon

8:36 pm
EST

28
First  Qtr.
1:31 pm
EST

Full Moon on  the 6th  is called "Cold Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year the nights are long, the days are short and so less sunlight means more cold days.

 

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