December 2018 Holidays

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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, 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.

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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 2018 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 - 2/3)
Universal Human Rights Month Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air Month  Link

December 2018 Weekly Holidays

*Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 2-8 Link  (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 2-8 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 2-8  Link
( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
*Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-10
Cookie Exchange Week: 3-7 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week: 3-7  Link
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 3-7 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
Gluten-free Baking Week: 16-22 Link (Week Before Christmas)
*Saturnalia: 17-23
*It's About Time Week: 25-31
*Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

December 2018 Daily Holidays

*Antartica Day: 1
Bartender Appreciation Day: 1 Link  Link    (First  Saturday)  Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.
*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
Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 1 Link  (First  Saturday)
National Rhubarb Vodka Day: 1 Link (First Saturday)
*Rosa Parks Day: 1
Skywarn Recognition Day: 1 Link  (First  Saturday)
*World Aids Day: 1  

World Pear Day: 1 Link (First Saturday)
*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2 Link  (Also July 31 every year)
*Safety Razor Day: 2
*Special Education Day: 2
*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
Special Kids Day: 5 Link  (First Wednesday)
*World Soil Day: 5 Link
*Miners' Day: 6
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
*St. Nicholas Day: 6
*World Trick Shot Day: 6  Link
National Christmas Tree Lighting (DC): 6 (First Thursday or Friday)
Faux Fur Friday: 7 (First Friday)
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
National Salesperson Day: 7 (First Friday)
*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7 Link
*Bodhi Day: 8  Link [Traditional] (See also Jan. 5)
Day Of The Horse: 8 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
Gingerbread Decorating Day: 8 (2nd Saturday)
International Shareware Day: 8 (2nd Saturday)
*National Day of Lard: 8
National Wreaths Across America Day: 8 (2nd Saturday)
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*Cremation Day: 9
*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 9 Link (The 2nd Sunday)
World Choral Day: 9  Link  (Always 2nd Sunday)
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
Green Monday: 10 Link (2nd Monday)
*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
*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
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 14 Link (Friday of second full week)
Official Lost & Found Day: 14  (2nd Friday)
*Yoga Day:  14 Link
AKC Champtionships: 15
*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15  Link
*International Tea Day: 15  Link
*National Cupcake Day: 15  Link
*National Wear Your Pearls Day: 15 Link
National Wreaths Across America Day: 15  Link  (Third Saturday)
*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
*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
Free Shipping Day: 20  Link  (3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
*Games Day: 20 Link
*International Human Solidarity Day: 20
*Mudd Day: 20
National Re-gifting Day: 20 (3d Thursday) Link
*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
*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
*Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day: 21
*Short Girl Appreciation Day: 21 (Shortest day of the year)
Underdog Day: 21 (3rd Friday)
*World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21
Winter (Winter Solstice): 21  5:23 PM 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
*No Interruptions Day: 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 2018 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

New Moon
2:20 am

First Qtr.
6:49 am


Full Moon
 12:49 pm

Last Qtr.
 4:34 am

Full Moon on  the 22nd 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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