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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history;
or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.



Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Turquoise        Flower= Orchid

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

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.
Thanks to Deborah Sue Osborn for letting me know about Short Girl Appreciation Day.


December Monthly Observances

 Aids Awareness Month Link
Bingo's Birthday Month
Buckwheat Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (1-17)
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
(12/17 - 2/5)
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month



 December Weekly Observances


*Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
*Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-10

National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 4-10 Link  (First Week)

Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 4-10 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 4-10 Link

( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week: 5-9 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week: 5-9  Link

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 5-9 Link
*Human Rights Week: 10-17
*Christmas Bird Count Week: 14-1/5
Link (Always every year)
*Halcyon Days: 14-28
(Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)
*Posadas: 16-24
*Saturnalia: 17-23
Gluten-free Baking Week: 18-24 Link
(Week Before Christmas)
*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.

*Antartica Day: 1
*Basketball Day: 1
*Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day: 1
*Civil Air Patrol Day: 1
*Day With(out) Art Day: 1
National Christmas Tree Lighting (DC): 1

*Rosa Parks Day: 1
*World Aids Day: 1  Link
Faux Fur Friday: 2
(First Friday)
*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2
National Salesperson Day: 2 (First Friday)
*Safety Razor Day: 2
*Special Education Day: 2
Bartender Appreciation Day: 3 Link  Link    (First  Saturday)
 Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.

Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 3 Link  (First  Saturday)
*International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3
Skywarn Recognition Day: 3 Link  (First  Saturday)

*National Cookie Day: 4 Link
*National Dice Day: 4
*World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4
XTERRA Trail Running Championship: 4
*AFL-CIO Day: 5
*Bathtub Party Day: 5
*Columbian International Day of The Reef: 5 
*International Ninja Day: 5
Link    Photo Photo
*International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development: 5
*Sachertorte Day: 5
*World Soil Day: 5
*Miners' Day: 6
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
*St. Nicholas Day: 6
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7
Special Kids Day: 7 Link  (First Wednesday)
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*Cremation Day: 9

*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
Official Lost & Found Day: 9  
(2nd Friday)

*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
Day Of The Horse: 10 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
Gingerbread Decorating Day: 10
(2nd Saturday)

*Human Rights Day: 10 
International Shareware Day: 10
(2nd Saturday)

*Jane Addams Day: 10
National Wreaths Across America Day: 10
 (2nd Saturday)
*Nobel Prize Day: 10
*International Mountain Day: 11
Mawlid Al Nabi: 11

*UNICEF Birthday: 11
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 11 Link (The 2nd Sunday)
World Choral Day: 11  Link 
(Always 2nd Sunday)
*Gingerbread House Day: 12
Green Monday: 12 Link
(2nd Monday)
*National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day: 12
*National Cocoa Day: 12  Link
*Our Lady of Guadelupe: 12 Link

*Poinsettia Day: 12
*Pick A Pathologist Pal Day: 13
*Monkey Day: 14
Link or Link
*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15
Free Shipping Day: 15  Link 
(3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
*Barbie and Barney Backlash Day: 16
*National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16  Link

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 16 Link (Friday of second full week)
Underdog Day: 16 (3rd Friday)
*Zionism Day: 16
*Clean Air Day: 17

National Re-gifting Day: 17 (3d Thursday) Link

*Wright Brothers Day: 17
*Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day: 18
*Arabic Language Day: 18 Link
*International Migrants Day: 18
*International Human Solidarity Day: 20
*Games Day: 20
*Mudd Day: 20
*National Sangria Day: 20 
*Poet Laureat Day: 20

*World Day of Prayer and Action for Children: 20 Link
*Ann & Samantha Day: 21 (Summer & Winter Solstices. Also June  21)  
*Celebrate Short Fiction Day: 21
*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
National Flashlight Day: 21 (Shortest Day of The Year)
*National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day: 21
*Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day: 21
*Short Girl Appreciation Day: 21
(Shortest day of the year)
*World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21
Winter (Winter Solstice): 21  5:44 AM EST
*Yalda: 21
*Yule: 21

*Human Light Celebration: 23
Chanukah: 24-1/1

*Christmas Eve: 24
*Egg Nog Day:24
*A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day : 25
*Christmas: 25
*Christmas Pudding Day: 25
Link (Note: If you eat this on Easter, it's referred to as Plum Pudding Day.)
*Boxing Day: 26
*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
*Holy Innocents Day: 28
*Endangered Species Act Day: 28
*National Chocolate Day: 28 & 29  Link

*Pledge of Allegiance Day: 28
*Tick Tock Day: 29
*YMCA Day: 29
(Organization not The Song)
*Bacon Day: 30
Link  Link
*Falling Needles Family Fest Day: 30
No Interruptions Day: 30  
(Last Business Day of The Year)
*First Nights: 31
*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
 (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
*New Year's Eve Banished Words List: 31

*New Year's Dishonor List: 31
*Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
*World Peace Meditation Day: 31

December 2016
Moon Phases

First Qtr.
4:03 am

F Full Moon
7:05 pm


Last Qtr.

8:56 pm

N New Moon
1:53 am

Full Moon on  the 13th  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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