Special Days in December

Special Holidays in December

December is…
Art and Architecture Month
Cat Lovers Month
Egg Nog Month
Exotic & Tropical Fruits Month
Human Rights Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month
National Pear Month
Read a New Book Month (or is that in September?)
Root Vegetables Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Write A Business Plan Month
Write a Friend Month
The Saturday After Thanksgiving is…
Small Business Saturday is an annual sales event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, celebrating the small (and local) businesses that make our communities unique. This special day encourages shoppers to shop locally and support small businesses.
The Monday After Thanksgiving is…
Cyber Monday takes place the Monday after and is the biggest online shopping day of the year. 
The Tuesday After Thanksgiving is…
The National Day of Giving is an annual event that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and encourages people to donate their time, money, and resources to charitable organizations.
The Wednesday After Thanksgiving is…
National Package Protection Day is an annual event that takes place on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving and celebrates the shipping industry workers who work hard to deliver packages during the holiday season.
The First Full Week of December is…
National Handwashing Awareness Week celebrates the importance of proper handwashing. 

National Influenza Vaccination Week celebrates the importance of getting a flu vaccine. 

The First Monday in December is…
Walt Disney Day is celebrated the first Monday in December in honor of the late Walt Disney’s birthday. His actual birthday was December 5, 1901.
The First Tuesday in December is…
World Trick Shot Day celebrates the athletes who practice and perfect trick shots. You can participate  on the fun of World Trick Shot Day by posting your own trick shot video with the hashtag #WorldTrickShotDay!
The First Friday in December is…
Faux Fur Friday celebrates fashion-forward outerwear made from fake fur. 

National Bartender Day recognizes the hardworking bartenders that create delicious drinks and make bars around the world unique. 

The First Saturday in December is…
Coats & Toys for Kids Day was made to provide winter coats and toys to needy children. Celebrate the joy of giving this Coats & Toys for Kids Day by donating to your local charity or volunteering at a toy drive

National Play Outside Day (Every month) was created to encourage people, children, and grown-ups,  to go out and explore their local area. 

Skywarn Recognition Day celebrates those who volunteer their time and efforts to report on severe weather events. 

Human Rights Week is celebrated the full week around December 10, recognizing and celebrating the human rights we all should enjoy. 
The Second Friday in December is…
Lost and Found Day to raise awareness of the issue of missing people. Half a million people go missing in the United States every year.

National Salesperson Day is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the hard work of sales professionals. 

The Second Sunday in December is…
World Choral Day celebrates the beauty of choral music and its powerful ability to bring people together. 
The Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice
is an astronomical event that marks the northern hemisphere’s shortest day and longest night of the year. It occurs when the Earth’s tilt on its axis is farthest away from the sun, resulting in the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night of the year. It typically occurs between December 20th and 23rd.
The Winter Solstice has been celebrated by many cultures throughout history, as it marks the beginning of the gradual return of sunlight and the end of the long, dark winter. Many ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, held festivals and ceremonies to celebrate the sun’s return.
In modern times, the Winter Solstice is often celebrated as the beginning of the winter season and is associated with religious and spiritual holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Yule.

National Flashlight Day
recognizes and celebrates the importance of flashlights. 

National Short Story Day celebrates the art of the short story and its power to engage readers. Read a short story to write your own!

The Third Friday in December is…
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day celebrates the joy of donning your most outrageous and ridiculous holiday attire. 

Underdog Day recognizes and celebrates those who don’t fit in and never give up. 

The Third Saturday in December is…
Wreaths Across America is an annual event that takes place each December to honor American fallen heroes. 
The Thursday Before Christmas is…
National Re-Gifting Day celebrates the “art” of regifting. 
Thank a Soldier Week is celebrated the full week around December 25, dedicated to showing support and appreciation for our armed forces. 
No Interruptions Day is the last workday of the year, focused on getting things done and not being distracted by interruptions. 
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