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2018-December

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Awareness Month of Awareness Month’s Month
Bingo Month
Buckwheat Month
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Identity Theft and Prevention Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Pear Month
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
National Sign Up for Summer Camp Month
National Stress Free Family Holiday Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws
Prevent Blindness Month
Quince and Watermelon Month
Read a New Book Month
Rising Star Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
World AIDS Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Write to a Friend Month
Youngsters on the Air Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (December 1st-8th)

Clerc-Gallaudet Week
Computer Science Education Week
Cookie Cutter Week
First Week of Advent
International Coelentrate Biology Week
International Cookie Exchange Week
National Hand Washing Awareness Week
National Tolerance Week
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week

Second Week (December 9th-15th)
Christmas Bird Count Week
Coats for Kids Week
Human Rights Week
Second Week of Advent

Third Week (December 16th-22nd)
Gluten-Free Baking Week
Halcyon Days
International Language Week
Posadas
Saturnalia
Third Week of Advent
World Karaoke Championship

Fourth Week (December 23rd-29th)
Fourth Week of Advent
It’s About Time Week
Kwanzaa

Fifth Week (December 30th-31st)

December 1st
American Civil Air Patrol Founded (1941)
Antartica Day
Bartender Appreciation Day
Basketball Day
Civil Air Patrol Day
Clark Kent’s Birthday
Day Without Art Day
Earmuff Day
Eat a Red Apple Day
Giving Tuesday
Jan Brett’s Birthday (1949)
National Eat a Red Apple Day
National High Five Day
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Vodka Day
National Salesperson Day
Rosa Parks Day
Skywarn Recognition Day
World AIDS Day
World Pear Day

December 2nd
Ann Patchett’s Birthday (1963)
Chanukah Begins
Charles Ringling’s Birthday (1863)
David Macaulay’s Birthday (1946)
Georges Seurat’s Birthday (1859)
Gianni Versace’s Birthday (1946)
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
National Tree Lighting Day
Safety Razor Day
Special Education Day

December 3rd
Andy Williams’ Birthday (1930)
International Day of the Disabled Person
Joseph Conrad’s Birthday (1857)
Let’s Hug Day
National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
Ozzy Osbourne’s Birthday (1948)

December 4th
Cracker Jack Day
Eggnog Day
Gemma Jones’ Birthday (1942)
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day
National Sock Day
Santa’s List Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
World Trick Shot Day
World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 5th
Bathtub Party Day
Colombian International Day of the Reef
George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday (1839)
International Ninja Day
International Volunteer Day
National Communicate With Your Baby Day
National Sacher Torte Day
Play Hooky Day
Repeal Day (Repeal of Prohibition)
Rose Wilder Lane’s Birthday (1886)
Sacher Torte Day
St. Nick’s Eve
Walt Disney’s Birthday (1901)
World Soil Day

December 6th
Coats and Toys for Kids Day
Dave Brubeck’s Birthday (1920)
Ira Gershwin’s Birthday (1896)
Joyce Kilmer’s Birthday (1886)
Miner’s Day
Mitten Tree Day
National Christmas Tree Lighting
National Gazpacho Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National Pawnbroker’s Day
Put on Your Own Shoes Day
Special Kids Day
St. Nicholas Day

December 7th
Faux Fur Friday
Harry Chapin’s Birthday (1942)
International Civil Aviation Day
Letter Writing Day
Marie Tussaud’s Birthday (1761)
National Cotton Candy Day
National Illinois Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Ted Knight’s Birthday (1923)

December 8th
Bad Hair Day
Bodhi Day
Day of the Horse
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Gingerbread Decorating Day
International Shareware Day
James Galway’s Birthday (1939)
James Thurber’s Birthday (1894)
Jim Morrison’s Birthday (1943)
Mary Queen of Scots’ Birthday (1542)
National Brownie Day
National Day of Lard
National Wreaths Across America Day
Official Lost and Found Day
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
Take it in the Ear Day
USSR Ceased to Exist (1991)

December 9th
Christmas Card Day
Clarence Birdseye’s Birthday (1886)
Cremation Day
Donny Osmond’s Birthday (1957)
International Anticorruption Day
Jean deBrunhoff’s Birthday (1899)
John Milton’s Birthday (1608)
Judy Dench’s Birthday (1934)
Margaret Hamilton’s Birthday (1902)
National Pastry Day
Nightgown Day
Weary Willy Day
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
World Choral Day

December 10th
Bobby Flay’s Birthday (1964)
Emily Dickinson’s Birthday (1830)
Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales Day
Get a Poinsettia Day
Green Monday Day
Human Rights Day
International Animal Rights Day
Jane Addams Day
Kenneth Branagh’s Birthday (1960)
Melvil Dewey’s Birthday (1851) (Dewey Decimal System)
Nobel Prize Day
Rumer Godden’s Birthday (1907)
Susan Dey’s Birthday (1950)
Treaty of Paris Signed (1898)

December 11th
International Mountain Day
Kaleidoscope Day
King Edward VIII Abdicated Throne (1936)
National App Day
National Noodle Ring Day
Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock (1620) see 12/21 too
UNICEF Anniversary (Est. in 1946)
William Joyce’s Birthday (1957)

December 12th
Bob Barker’s Birthday (1923)
Bonza Bottler Day
Chanukah Ends
Edvard Munch’s Birthday (1863)
Gingerbread House Day
Gustave Flaubert’s Birthday (1821)
International Children’s Day
National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-A-Ling Day
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Poinsettia Day

December 13th
Christopher Plummer’s Birthday (1927)
Dick Van Dyke’s Birthday (1925)
Ice Cream Day
Mary Todd Lincoln’s Birthday (1818)
National Cocoa Day
National Day of the Horse
National Guard Day
Naughts and Crosses Day (Tic Tac Toe)
New Calendar Day
New Zealand Discovered (1642)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
St. Lucy Day
Steve Buscemi’s Birthday (1957)
Violins Day

December 14th
Buy a Tree Day
Monkey Day
Morey Amsterdam’s Birthday (1914)
NASCAR Founded (1947)
National Alabama Day
National Bouillibaisse Day
National Salesperson Day
Nostradamus’ Birthday (1503)
Official Lost & Found Day
Yoga Day

December 15th
AKC Championships
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel’s Birthday
Betty Smith’s Birthday (1906)
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day
International Tea Day
National Cupcake Day
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
National Wear Your Pearls Day
National Wreaths Across America
Tim Conway’s Birthday (1933)
Underdog Day

December 16th
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Boston Tea Party Anniversary (1773)
JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY (1775)
Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Birthday (1770)
Margaret Mead’s Birthday (1901)
National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
Noel Coward’s Birthday (1899)
Zionism Day

December 17th
A Christmas Carol Day
Arthur Fiedler’s Birthday (1894)
Bill Pullman’s Birthday (1953)
Clean Air Day
Cookie Cutter Day
Duff Goldman’s Birthday (1974)
John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthday (1807)
John Kennedy Toole’s Birthday (1932)
National Maple Syrup Day
National Regifting Day
Wright Brothers Day

December 18th
Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
Arabic Language Day
Bake Cookies Day
Jacques Pepin’s Birthday (1935)
International Migrants Day
National Give a Wine Club Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Play Bingo Day
Steven Spielberg’s Birthday (1947)
Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

December 19th
Chocolate Pizza Day
Eve Bunting’s Birthday (1928)
Look for an Evergreen Day
National Hard Candy Day
Oatmeal Muffin Day
Poor Richard’s Almanac Published (1732)

December 20th
Free Shipping Day
Games Day
Go Caroling Day
International Human Solidarity Day
Irene Dunne’s Birthday (1898)
Mudd Day
National Regifting Day
National Sangria Day
Poet Laureate Day
Sacagewa Day
World Day of Prayer and Action for Children

December 21st
Ann and Samantha Day
Celebrate Short Fiction Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
First Day of Winter
Humbug Day
International Dalek Remembrance Day
Look at the Bright Side Day
National Flashlight Day
National French Fried Shrimp Day
National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day
National Maine Day
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Paul Winchell’s Birthday (1922)
Phileas Figg Win a Wager Day
Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock (1620) see 12/11
Ray Romano’s Birthday (1957)
Short Girl Appreciation Day
Underdog Day
Winter Solstice
World Peace Day
Yalda
Yule

December 22nd
Barbara Billingsley’s Birthday (1922)
Be a Lover of Silence Day
Forefather’s Day
Giacomo Puccini’s Birthday (1858)
Maritime Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
Popcorn Popping Day

December 23rd
Family Caregivers Day
Festivus
Human Light Celebration
National Pfeffernusse Day
Roots Day
Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear (1888)

December 24th
Christmas Eve
Egg Nog Day
Ignatius Loyola’s Birthday (1491)
Johnny Gruelle’s Birthday (1880)
Kate Spade’s Birthday (1962)
National Chocolate Day
Noel Streatfield’s Birthday (1920)

December 25th
Annie Lennox’s Birthday (1954)
A*Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas
Christmas Pudding Day
Clara Barton’s Birthday (1821)
Humphrey Bogart’s Birthday (1899)
National Pumpkin Pie Day
Saint John Feast Day
Sir Isaac Newton’s Birthday (1642)
Washington Crossed the Delaware (1776)

December 26th
Boxing Day
Carroll Spinney’s Birthday (1933)
David Sedaris’ Birthday (1956)
Henry Miller’s Birthday (1891)
Kwanzaa Begins
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiners Day

December 27th
Free Balloon Day
Fruitcake Forever Day
Howdy Doody Day
Louis Pasteur’s Birthday (1822)
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Saint John Feast Day
Visit the Zoo Day

December 28th
Card Playing Day
Childermas/Holy Innocents Day
Endangered Species Act Day
National Chocolate Days
No Interruptions Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29th
Jude Law’s Birthday (1972)
Mary Tyler Moore’s Birthday (1936)
National Chocolate Days
Pepper Pot Day
Saint Thomas of Canterbury Feast Day
Tick Tock Day
YMCA Day

December 30th
Bacon Day
Davy Jones’ Birthday (1945)
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Moment Day
Mercer Mayer’s Birthday (1943)
Michael Nesmith’s Birthday (1942)
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
No Interruptions Day
Oh My! Day
Rudyard Kipling’s Birthday (1865)
Sean Hannity’s Birthday (1961)
Tiger Woods’ Birthday (1975)
Tracey Ullmann’s Birthday (1959)

December 31st
Diane von Furstenberg’s Birthday (1943)
First Nights
Global Champagne Day
Henri Matisse’s Birthday (1869)
John Denver’s Birthday (1943)
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
Look on the Bright Side of Life Day
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Banished Words List Day
No Interruption Day
Smoke Alarm Day
Universal Hour of Peace Day
Unlucky Day
World Healing Day
World Peace Meditation Day