December 2017 Holidays
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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, Beware! Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their information.

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December 2017 Monthly Holidays

Aids Awareness Month Link
Bingo's Birthday Month
Buckwheat Month Link
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 Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air Month  Link

December 2017 Weekly Holidays

*Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
*Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-10
National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 3-9 Link  (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 3-9 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 3-9  Link
( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week: 4-8 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week: 4-8  Link
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 4-8 Link  (First Week)
*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: 17-23 Link (Week Before Christmas)
*It's About Time Week: 25-31
*Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

December 2017 Daily Holidays

*Antartica Day: 1
*Basketball Day: 1
*Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day: 1
*Civil Air Patrol Day: 1
*Clark Kent's Birthday (Superman): 1  Link (Note: Also June 18 in another Comic)
*Day With(out) Art Day: 1
Mawlid Al Nabi: 1
National Christmas Tree Lighting (DC): 1 or 7 (First Thursday or Friday)
National Salesperson Day: 1 (First Friday)
*Rosa Parks Day: 1
*World Aids Day: 1  Link
Faux Fur Friday: 1 (First Friday)
Bartender Appreciation Day: 2 Link  Link    (First  Saturday)
 Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.
Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 2 Link  (First  Saturday)
*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2 Link  (Also July 31 every year)
National Rhubarb Vodka Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
*Safety Razor Day: 2
Skywarn Recognition Day: 2 Link  (First  Saturday)
*Special Education Day: 2
World Pear Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
*International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3
*National Cookie Day: 4 Link
*National Dice Day: 4
*National Sock Day: 4  Link
*World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4 Link
*AFL-CIO Day: 5
*Bathtub Party Day: 5
*Columbian International Day of The Reef: 5  Link
*International Ninja Day: 5 Link    Photo Photo
*International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development: 5
*Sachertorte Day: 5 Link
*World Soil Day: 5 Link
*Miners' Day: 6
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
Special Kids Day: 6 Link  (First Wednesday)
*St. Nicholas Day: 6
*World Trick Shot Day: 6  Link
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7 Link
*Bodhi Day: 8  Link [Traditional] (See also Jan. 5)
Official Lost & Found Day: 8  (2nd Friday)
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*Cremation Day: 9
Gingerbread Decorating Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
International Shareware Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
National Wreaths Across America Day: 9  (2nd Saturday)
*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
Day Of The Horse: 9 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
*Human Rights Day: 10  Link
International Animal Rights Day: 10  Link
*Jane Addams Day: 10
*Nobel Prize Day: 10
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 10 Link (The 2nd Sunday)
World Choral Day: 10  Link  (Always 2nd Sunday)
 Green Monday: 11 Link (2nd Monday)
*International Mountain Day: 11
*Kaleidoscope Day: 11
*UNICEF Birthday: 11
*Gingerbread House Day: 12
*National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day: 12
*National Ding-a-Ling Day: 12  Link
*National Cocoa Day: 12  Link
*National Lost Day: 12 Link
*Our Lady of Guadelupe: 12 Link
*Poinsettia Day: 12
*National Day of The Horse: 13  Link
*Pick A Pathologist Pal Day: 13 Link
*Monkey Day: 14 Link or Link
*Yoga Day:  14 Link
*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15  Link
Free Shipping Day: 15?
*International Tea Day: 15  Link
*National Cupcake Day: 15  Link
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 15 Link (Friday of second full week)
*National Wear Your Pearls Day: 15 Link
Underdog Day: 15 (3rd Friday)
*Barbie and Barney Backlash Day: 16
*National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16  Link
National Wreaths Across America Day: 16  Link  (Third Saturday)
*Zionism Day: 16
*A Christmas Carol Day (Story): 17
*Clean Air Day: 17
*Wright Brothers Day: 17
*Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day: 18 Link
*Arabic Language Day: 18 Link
*Give A Wine Club Day: 18  Link
*International Migrants Day: 18
*International Human Solidarity Day: 20
*Games Day: 20 Link
*Mudd Day: 20
*National Sangria Day: 20  Link
*Poet Laureat Day: 20
*World Day of Prayer and Action for Children: 20 Link
*Ann & Samantha Day: 21 (Summer & Winter Solstices. Also June  21)   Link
*Celebrate Short Fiction Day: 21 (Always on Winter Solstice)
*Crossword Puzzle Day: 21
*Forefathers Day: 21
Free Shipping Day: 21  Link  (3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
*Global Orgasm Day: 21 Link (Always on Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice)
*Humbug Day: 21
*International Dalek Remembrance Day: 21 Link
*National Flashlight Day: 21 (Shortest Day of The Year)
*National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day: 21 Link
National Re-gifting Day: 21 (3d Thursday) Link
*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  11:28 AM EST
*Yalda: 21
*Yule: 21
*Be A Lover of Silence Day: 22
*Festivus: 23
*Human Light Celebration: 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 on 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
*Free Balloon Day: 27   Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Howdy Doody Day: 27
*Visit The Zoo Day: 27 Link
Asarah B'Tevet: 28
*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
*Global Champagne Day: 31  Link (Note: US Champagne Bureau has another observance on Oct. 28)
*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
*New Year's Eve Banished Words List: 31
*New Year's Dishonor List: 31
*Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
*World Healing Day: 31  Link  Note: Different than one on April 29.
*World Peace Meditation Day: 31

December 2017
Moon Phases

Full Moon
10:47 am

Last Qtr.
2:51 am


New Moon
 1:30 am

First Qtr.
 4:20 am

Full Moon on  the 3rd 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.

Chases Calendar of Events 2017, Bernan Press
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, National Lost 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.

Thanks to Julia Smith for letting me know about World Pear Day.  
Thanks to Cammi Cager for letting me know about Bodhi Day. 

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