December 2020 Holidays


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Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

December comes from the word decem, "ten," because this had been the tenth month of the early Roman calendar.  (Note: Although it's our 12th month, it never was changed.)
Stone = Turquoise      Flower = Orchid


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How Holidays Begin and How to Start One.

Rules for Use:

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

I do not do ads. I do not try to make money from keeping these listings. 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 add a holiday observance 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.


December 2020 Monthly Holidays


Aids Awareness Month Link
Bingo's Birthday Month
Buckwheat Month Link
Car Donation Month  Link
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Pear Month  Link
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 - 2/7) {Always ends on Super Bowl Sunday}
Universal Human Rights Month Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air Month  Link

December 2020 Weekly Holidays

*Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
*Andisop (Meterological Fiddling): 3-24 (3 weeks before Christmas)  Link
*Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-10
National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 6-12 Link  (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 6-12
(First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 7-13  Link
( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 7-11 Link
  (First Week)

*Human Rights Week: 10-17
Chanukah: 11-18
Gluten-free Baking Week: 13-19  Link (Week Before Christmas)
*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)
Cookie Exchange Week: 14-18 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
*Posadas: 16-24
*Saturnalia: 17-23
*It's About Time Week: 25-31
*Kwanzaa: 26-1/1


December 2020 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
Giving Tuesday: 1 Link (The day after Cyber Monday)
*Rosa Parks Day: 1
*World Aids Day: 1  Link

World Trick Shot Day: 1 (First Tuesday)


*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2 Link  (Also July 31 every year)
National Package Protection Day: 2  Link  (Following Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighting: 2 ?
*Safety Razor Day: 2
*Special Education Day: 2
Special Kids Day: 2 Link  (First Wednesday)

 

*Be A Blessing Day: 3
*E-Discovery Day: 3
*International Baboon Day: 3 Link

*International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3


Faux Fur Friday: 4 (First Friday)
*National Cookie Day: 4 Link
*National Dice Day: 4
*National Dystychiphobia Awareness Day: 4  Link
National Salesperson Day: 4 (First Friday)
*National Sock Day: 4  Link
*World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4 Link


*AFL-CIO Day: 5
Bartender Appreciation Day: 5 Link  Link (First  Saturday)  Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.
*Bathtub Party Day: 5
Bike Shop Day: 5 (First Saturday)
*Columbian International Day of The Reef: 5  Link
Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 5 Link  (First  Saturday)
*International Ninja Day: 5 Link    Photo Photo
*International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development: 5
National Play Outside Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
National Rhubarb Vodka Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
Skywarn Recognition Day: 5 Link  (First  Saturday)
World Pear Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
*Sachertorte Day: 5 Link
*World Soil Day: 5 Link

*Miners' Day: 6
*Mitten Tree Day: 6  Link
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
*St. Nicholas Day: 6


*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7 Link
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7


*AFL-CIO Day: 8
*Bodhi Day: 8  Link [Traditional] (See also Jan. 5)
*National Day of Lard: 8
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*Toilet Paper Appreciation Day: 8  Link
(Note: December 8, 1857 was when it was first sold in the US by Joseph C. Gayetty. The other observance is on August 26 when Scott first sold toilet paper on a roll on August 26, 1871 fourteen years later as Toilet Paper Day.)


*Cremation Day: 9
*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
*International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of The Victims of The Crime of Genocide and The Prevention of This Crime: 9
*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
*World Techno Day: 9 Link

 

Chanukah: 10 (at Sundown)
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
*Human Rights Day: 10  Link
*International Animal Rights Day: 10  Link
*Jane Addams Day: 10
*Nobel Prize Day: 10


*International Mountain Day: 11
*Kaleidoscope Day: 11
*Magnum P.I. Day: 11
*National App Day: 11  Link
National Salesperson Day: 11 (2nd Friday) (Also in March)
*National Sobriety Day: 11 Link
Official Lost & Found Day: 11  (2nd Friday)
*UNICEF Birthday: 11

 

Day Of The Horse: 12  (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
Gingerbread Decorating Day: 12  (2nd Saturday)
Gingerbread House Day: 12 (Second Saturday)
*International Day of Neutrality: 12
International Shareware Day:  12  (2nd Saturday)
*International Universal Health Coverage 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: 12  Link (Second Saturday)

 

International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 13? Link (Moved from January)
*National Guard Birthday: 13 Link
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 13 Link (The 2nd Sunday)
World Choral Day: 13  Link  (Always 2nd Sunday)

AKC Champtionships: 14
Green Monday: 14 Link (2nd Monday)
*Monkey Day: 14 Link or Link
*Yoga Day:  14 Link


*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15  Link
*International Tea Day: 15  Link
*National Cupcake Day: 15 
*National Wear Your Pearls Day: 15 Link
*Zamenhof Day (Esperato Literature Day): 15 Link


*Barbie and Barney Backlash Day: 16
*National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16  Link
*Zionism Day: 16


*A Christmas Carol Day (Story): 17
*Clean Air Day: 17
Free Shipping Day: 17  Link  (3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
National Re-gifting Day: 17 (3d Thursday) Link
*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
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 18 Link (3rd Friday)
Underdog Day: 18
 (3rd Friday)

 

National Wreaths Across America Day:  19   (2nd Saturday of full week)  Link


*Games Day: 20 Link
*International Human Solidarity 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)   Link
*Celebrate Short Fiction Day: 21 (Always on Winter Solstice)
*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
*Make Music Day in Winter: 21  Link  (Note: Also on June 21)
*National Flashlight Day: 21 (Shortest Day of The Year)
*National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day: 21 Link
*Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day: 21
*Short Girl Appreciation Day: 21 (Shortest day of the year)
*Shorts Day: 21 (On Winter Solstice)
*World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21
Winter (Winter Solstice): 21  5:02 AM EST
*Yalda: 21
*Yule: 21


*Be A Lover of Silence Day: 22
Chanukah: 22-30
*Forefathers Day: 22 Link


*Family Roots Day: 23  Link

*Festivus: 23
*Human Light Celebration: 23
*Metric Conversion Day: 23
*National Mezcal Day: 23  Link


*Christmas Eve: 24
*Egg Nog Day:24 Link


*A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day : 25
Asarah B'Tevet: 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)
*Kwanzaa: 26-1/1
*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
*Radio City Music Hall 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
*Short Film Day: 28  Link


*Tick Tock Day: 29
*YMCA Day: 29 (Organization not The Song)


*Bacon Day: 30 Link  Link
*Falling Needles Family Fest Day: 30


*First Nights: 31
*Hogmanay: 31 Link
*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
*National Champagne Day: 31 (Note: US Champagne Bureau has another observance on Oct. 28)
*New Years Eve: 31
*New Year's Eve Banished Words List: 31
*New Year's Dishonor List: 31
No Interruptions Day: 31  (Last Business Day of The Year)
*Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
*World Healing Day: 31  Link  Note: Different than one on April 29.
*World Peace Meditation Day: 31


December 2020 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

7
Last Qtr.

7:36 pm
EST

14
New Moon
11:16 am
EST

 

21
First Qtr.

 6:41 pm
EST

29
Full Moon
 10: 28 pm
EST


Full Moon on  the 29th 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.

Solar Eclipse on December 14th is a total eclipse of the sun. It's visible in the Pacific, South America and Antarctica.

Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
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. 
Thanks to Jacob Darling for letting me know about Zamenhof Day (Esperato Literature Day).


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