December Holidays

 

DECEMBER (2013)

December is named “10th month” in Latin because the year used to start at the spring equinox. It was consecrated to Saturn, and the Saturnalia was the great holiday in the Roman world. The Winter Solstice occurs on the 21st (while that’s the shortest day of the year the earliest sunset occurs on ~St. Nicholas Day, and the latest sunrise on 12th Night). Anglo-Saxon’s called it Yulmonath (yule month), the Greeks called it the month of Poseidon. The birthstone is tourquoise (and other blue stones), the Flower is Narcissus (or Holly or Ivy). The Astrological sign is Sagittarius- until Yule, then it becomes Capricorn. The full moon in December (17th) is the Cold Moon.

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Today, Sunday, December 1st , is National Pie Day, International Prisoners for Peace Day, World AIDS Day/ International Voluntary HIV Counselling & Testing Day, Rosa Parks Day, Theatre Day,
Bona Dea Festival, Coats and Toys for Kids Day, Eat a Red Apple Day, the Kalends of December, and may be Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now Day, Becky Thatcher Day, and Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day. This was the Challynteria (sweeping out festival of Pallas Athena). This is the first Sunday of Advent.

This is National Leftover Awareness Week- the week after Thanksgiving.

November is Christmas Seals Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and Pomegranite Month.
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Today, Monday, December 2nd, has been World AIDS Day,

Becky Thatcher Day ?

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day,

Bona Dea Festival,

Carnival of Celendonia (Fairy)

Challynteria (sweeping out) festival of Pallas Athena

Coats and Toys for Kids Day,

Eat a Red Apple Day,

Festivals of Poseidon, Amphetrite, Aphrodite and Hermes

Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now Day ?

Kalends of December

Pie Day, National

Prisoners for Peace Day, International

Red Tara Day?

Rosa Parks Day,

Theatre Day

International Voluntary HIV Counselling & Testing Day

 

Monday after Thanksgiving=You’re Welcomegiving Day

Monday immediately following Thanksgiving Day in the US

Cyber Monday(can sometimes fall in December)

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Today, Monday, December 2nd, has been National Fritters Day, National Mutt Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Atomic Day, Feast of Pirate Utopias, Safety Razor Day, Special Education Day, and in the UK it’s Walter Plinge Day. The Monday after Black Friday is “Cyber Monday”. In Japan they celebrate the Oshiroi Matsuri (Face Paint Festival). December 2nd is the feast of St. Bibiana’s Day (patron against hangovers).

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3rd, will be National Ice Cream Box Day, Let’s Hug Day, Make a Gift Day, UN International Day for People with a Disability/ Special Kids Day, #GivingTuesday (Tuesday after Cyber Monday), Three’s a Crowd Day,Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Today Day, Roof Over Your Head Day, & Telescope Day. Bona Dea Festival (Roman Good Goddess) Hanukkah continues. December 3rd is the feast day of St. Cassian of Tangier’s Day (patron of stenographers), & St. Francis Xavier’s Day (patron of missionaries, & tourism). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Today, Tuesday, December 3rd , 2013 is National Ice Cream Box Day, Let’s Hug Day, Make a Gift Day, UN International Day for People with a Disability/ Special Kids Day, #GivingTuesday (Tuesday after Cyber Monday), Three’s a Crowd Day,Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Today Day, Roof Over Your Head Day, & Telescope Day. Bona Dea Festival (Roman Good Goddess) Hanukkah continues. December 3rd is the feast day of St. Cassian of Tangier’s Day (patron of stenographers), & St. Francis Xavier’s Day (patron of missionaries, & tourism). Chanukah continues.

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 will be National Cookie Day, National Dice Day, Wear a Beard of Bees Today Day, Wear Brown Shoes Day, Santa’s List Day, Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day,& Give a DamnDay. Chanukah continues. December 4th is St. Barbara’s Day, the patron of firemen, architects, mathematicians, fireworks, miners, sailors, invoked against lightning, fire, explosions, sudden death. Ancient Romans honoured Minerva, goddess of Wisdom.

 

The first week of December is Christmas Tree Week and Deaf Heritage Week.

 

December is Bingo Month and Root Vegetable Month.

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Today, Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 is National Cookie Day, National Dice Day, Wear a Beard of Bees Today Day, Wear Brown Shoes Day, Santa’s List Day, Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day,& Give a DamnDay. Chanukah continues. December 4th is St. Barbara’s Day, the patron of firemen, architects, mathematicians, fireworks, miners, sailors, invoked against lightning, fire, explosions, sudden death. Ancient Romans honoured Minerva, goddess of Wisdom. Hannukka ends.

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th will be St. Nicholas Eve/  SinterKlass Eve, National
 Sacher Torte Day, National
 Tinsel Day, National Communicate with Your Baby Day, UN Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, Microwave Oven Day, Play Hookey Day, Bathtub Party Day, and Day of the Ninja (they seem to have dropped the variant “Skulk like a Ninja Day”. Ninja fans figure that if there’s a “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, Ninja’s deserve their day too). It will be the Nones of December, and the rustic Romans had a Festival of Faunus, the Greeks had the Poseidea Festival.

The 1st week of December is Cookie Cutter Week and National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week!

 

December is Cooked Grasshoppers Month and Read a New Book Month.

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Today, Thursday, December 5th, is St. Nicholas Eve/  SinterKlass Eve, National Sacher Torte Day, National
 Tinsel Day, National Communicate with Your Baby Day, International Day of the Reef, UN Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, Microwave Oven Day, Play Hookey Day, Bathtub Party Day, and Day of the Ninja (they seem to have dropped the variant “Skulk like a Ninja Day”. Ninja fans figure that if there’s a “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, Ninja’s deserve their day too). It will be the Nones of December, and the rustic Romans had a Festival of Faunus, the Greeks had the Poseidea Festival. Hannukka ends.

We consider the 5th the start of the Yule Season, before which it’s tacky to put up the decorations. (After St. Nicholas arrives in the Netherlands- it’s no holds barred!)

 

Tomorrow, Friday, December 6th will be St. Nicholas Day, National Gazpacho DayMake and Bake Day, Miner’s Day , Mitten Tree Day, Pawnbrokers Day, Put on your own Shoes Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada) & Thor’s Day (probably a neo-pagan variant of St Nicholas Day). The first Friday of December is Faux Fur Friday.

The 1st week of December is National Tolerance Week, and Clerc-Gallaudet Week (deaf community).

 

December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month, and Vermont Winter Squash Month.

 

http://www.babble.com/entertainment/9-ways-to-celebrate-day-of-the-ninja/

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Today, Friday, December 6th, 2013 is St. Nicholas Day, National Gazpacho DayMake and Bake Day, Miner’s Day , Mitten Tree Day, Pawnbrokers Day, Put on your own Shoes Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada) & Thor’s Day (probably a neo-pagan variant of St Nicholas Day). 

 The first Friday of December is Faux Fur Friday.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th will be National Cotton Candy Day, International Civil Aviation Day, Letter Writing Day, Pearl Harbor Day,

Festival of Primordial Beings, and Christmas Putzing begins. The first Saturday of December is Earmuff Day aka Chester Greenwood Day (in Farmington Maine, if no where else!), also Special Kids Day and Coats for Kids Day. The ancient Greeks celebrated the Haloia of Demeter. It’s St. Ambrose’s Day (patron of beekeepers, geese, & orators).

 

The 1st week of December is Flossie Beadle Week and Operation Santa Paws runs for the first half of December.

 

December is International Calendar Awareness Month, and Sign Up for Summer Camp Month.

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Today, Saturday, December 7th, 2013 is National Cotton Candy Day, International Civil Aviation Day, Letter Writing Day, Pearl Harbor Day,

Festival of Primordial Beings, and Christmas Putzing begins. The first Saturday of December is Earmuff Day aka Chester Greenwood Day (in Farmington Maine, if no where else!), Skywarn Recognition Day, also Special Kids Day and Coats for Kids Day. The ancient Greeks celebrated the Haloia of Demeter. It’s St. Ambrose’s Day (patron of beekeepers, geese, & orators).

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 8th will be National Brownie Day, Take It In the Ear Day, Winter Flowers Day, Bizarre Bazaar, and Enlightenment Day. The Christians celebrate the Immaculate Conception, and Discordians celebrate Afflux. This is the second Sunday of Advent, and the second Sunday of December is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, National Children’s Memorial Day, and World Choral Day.

 

The second week of December is International Language Week and “Christmas Seal Campaign Week” runs from Nov15 through Dec 31st.

 

December is Learn A Foreign Language Month and Universal Human Rights Month. https://franklincountymecoc.wliinc27.com/events/37th-Annual-Chester-Greenwood-Day-Celebration!-464/details

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Today, Sunday, December 8th, 2013 is National Brownie Day, Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day, Take It In the Ear Day, Winter Flowers Day, Bizarre Bazaar, and Enlightenment Day. The Christians celebrate the Immaculate Conception, and Discordians celebrate Afflux. This is the second Sunday of Advent, and the second Sunday of December is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, National Children’s Memorial Day, and World Choral Day.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, December 9th will be National Pastry Day, UN International Anti-Corruption Day, Christmas Card Day, Weary Willie Day, Enlightenment Day, Nightgown Day, Personal Passion Day, and around now in the Neatherlands they celebrate the tradition of Midwinter Horn Blowing.

 

The 2nd week of December is the time of the Geminids meteor showers and Audobon Christmas Bird Count.

 

December is Most Fun Month & Choose a Summer Camp month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylCodjCuMn4

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Today, Monday, December 9th, 2013 is National Pastry Day, UN International Anti-Corruption Day, Christmas Card Day, Weary Willie Day, Enlightenment Day, Nightgown Day, Personal Passion Day, and around now in the Neatherlands they celebrate the tradition of Midwinter Horn Blowing.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10th will be National Lager Day, Sister-friend Day, Terra Madre Day (celebration of local food), Human Rights Day. Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales (Inuit Eskimos), Hopi New Year, Ancient Greeks celebrated the Haloia of Demeter (around this time- it was a partially lunar calendar), Romans celebrated the Goddess of Liberty.

 

The second week of December is Civil/Human Rights Week

December is Hamburger Month & Spiritual Literacy Month

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Today, Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 is National Lager Day, Sister-friend Day, Terra Madre Day (celebration of local food), Human Rights Day. Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales (Inuit Eskimos), Hopi New Year, Ancient Greeks celebrated the Haloia of Demeter (around this time- it was a partially lunar calendar), Romans celebrated the Goddess of Liberty.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11th will be Noodle Ring Day, Hi Neighbor Day, Mincemeat Pie Day, InternationalMountain Day, and the founding of UNICEF. There are are reference on pagan sites that this is a day to celebrate Arianrhod, and other winter goddesses, but they all seem to reference each other, and I’m dubious about them. It’s St. Damasus’ day (patron of archeologists).

 

The 2nd week of December is Mevlana Festival (a festival for Sufi’s to celebrate the saint Mevlana (aka Rumi).

December is Hi Neighbor Month and National Write a Business Plan Month.

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Today, Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 is Noodle Ring Day, Hi Neighbor Day, Mincemeat Pie Day, InternationalMountain Day, and the founding of UNICEF. There are are reference on pagan sites that this is a day to celebrate Arianrhod, and other winter goddesses, but they all seem to reference each other, and I’m dubious about them. It’s St. Damasus’ day (patron of archeologists), and St. Gentian’s Day, patron of Innkeepers.

Old St Andrew’s Day – There is always a period of fine weather on this day. Northamptonshire lace-makers take a one-day holiday, dressing in men’s clothing and drink hot elderberry wine to celebrate.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 12th will be National Ambrosia Day, Gingerbread House Day, World Hoop Day, No Socks to work Day, Digital Solidarity Day, Ding-a-ling Day, Pointsettia Day, in Polynesia the celebrate the Feast of Rekareka (God of Pleasure), and the Yuletide Lads Days begin in Iceland with Stekkjarstaur – Gimpy!

There are also some holidays on the internet that only seem to reference each other so I’m not too sure whether they are real or not: Bellisama Dydd, the Hopi Farewell to Autumn Festival, and the Voudon Agou/ Arroyo (Manga la mer). (There are probably valid points of orgination somewhere, but I haven’t been able to find them.

December 12th is St. Cury’s Day (patron against blindness,deafness, possession) and St. Lucy’s Eve (Time to make the Saffron buns!)

Runic half-month of Is ends.

 

The 2nd week of December is Handwashing Awareness Week.

 

December is Merry Merchants Month.

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Today, Thursday, December 12th, 2013 is National Ambrosia Day, Gingerbread House Day, World Hoop Day, No Socks to work Day, Digital Solidarity Day, Ding-a-ling Day, Pointsettia Day, in Polynesia the celebrate the Feast of Rekareka (God of Pleasure), and the Yuletide Lads Days begin in Iceland with Stekkjarstaur – Gimpy! There are also some holidays on the internet that only seem to reference each other so I’m not too sure whether they are actual holidays or not: Bellisama Dydd, the Hopi Farewell to Autumn Festival, and the Voudon Agou/ Arroyo (Manga la mer). (There are probably valid points of orgination somewhere, but I haven’t been able to find them.) December 12th is St. Cury’s Day (patron against blindness, deafness, & possession), and it’s St. Lucia’s Eve (Time to make the Saffron buns!)

The runic half-month of Is/Isa (ice) ends.

 

In Denmark, St Lucy brings prophetic dreams to women who recite this prayer before retiring on the eve of her holy day:

Sweet St Lucy, let me know

Whose cloth I shall lay

Whose bed I shall make

Whose child I shall bear

Whose darling I shall be

Whose arms I shall lie in.

 

Tomorrow, Friday, December 13th will be St. Lucia Day akaLittle Yule / Lucy Fest/Festival of Lights, also National Cocoa Day, Violins Day, Ice Cream Day /Ice cream and Violins Day, Day of the Horse, and in Japan it’s Soot Sweeping Day. As the start of the yule season the Yul lads start withGiljagaurGully Imp.

Runic half-month of Jara (year) begins

St. Lucia (patron of writers, lights, eyes, and glassworkers)

St. Jose’s Day (patron of harvests, ships; against fire, fever, storms)

Orthadox church celebrates the beginning of this year’s Nativity Fast.

 

The 2nd week of December is Drunk Drivers Awareness Week.

 

December is Poor Looking Winter Month.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaj9YB2Fvdo

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Today, Friday, December 13th is St. Lucia Day akaLittle Yule / Lucy Fest/Festival of Lights, also National Cocoa Day, Violins Day, Ice Cream Day /Ice cream and Violins Day, Day of the Horse, and in Japan it’s Soot Sweeping Day. As the start of the yule season the Yul lads start withGiljagaurGully Imp. This is an Ember Day.

Runic half-month of Jara (year) begins

St. Lucia (patron of writers, lights, eyes, and glassworkers)

St. Jose’s Day (patron of harvests, ships; against fire, fever, storms)

Orthadox church celebrates the beginning of this year’s Nativity Fast. Runic half-month of Jara begins – The rune Jara is of completion and union between spiritual and temporal elements.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th will beBouillabaisse Day, Monkey Day, The Day of the Martyred Intellectuals (Bangladesh), and Mid Shaaban. The yuletide lad for the 14th is StúfurItty Bitty. Ember Days are the Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday after December 13th.The second Saturday of December is International Shareware Day.Halcyon Days start (the 7 days before and after solstice). It’s St. John of the Cross Day (patron of mystics & Spanish poets).

 

The week of December is Human Rights Week. Don’t forget to look at the Geminid’s Meteor Shower!

 

December is Quince Month.

http://iceland.intracore.com/2007/12/13/stufur-14-december

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Today, Saturday, December 14th, 2013 is Bouillabaisse Day, Monkey Day, The Day of the Martyred Intellectuals (Bangladesh), and Mid Shaaban. The yuletide lad for the 14th is StúfurItty Bitty.

The second Friday is Salesperson Day. Ember Days are the Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday after December 13th.The second Saturday of December is International Shareware Day.Halcyon Days start (the 7 days before and after solstice). It’s St. John of the Cross Day (patron of mystics & Spanish poets).

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 15th will be National Lemon Cupcake Day,

International Esperanto /Zamenhof Day, National Bill of Rights Day, &

Cat Herder’s Day. In Russia it’s the Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty (Russia), in ancient Greece they celebrated the Rural Dionysia (around this time, it wasn’t precise), in Rome they celebrated grain storage with the Consuialia (Roman holiday for Grain Storage, this was the feast at which the Rape of the Sabine Women was staged), and Halcyon Days (the second half of December). The Saturday after December 13th is an Ember Day. The Yule Lad for Dec. 15th is ÞvörusleikirPot Scraper Licker.

 

December is National Stress-Free Family History Month.

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Today, Sunday, December 15th, 2013 is National Lemon Cupcake Day, International Esperanto /Zamenhof Day, National Bill of Rights Day, & Cat Herder’s Day. In Russia it’s the Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty (Russia), in ancient Greece they celebrated the Rural Dionysia (around this time, it wasn’t precise), in Rome they celebrated grain storage with the Consuialia (Roman holiday for Grain Storage, this was the feast at which the Rape of the Sabine Women was staged), and Halcyon Days (the second half of December). The Saturday after December 13th is an Ember Day. The Yule Lad for Dec. 15th is Þvörusleikir – Pot Scraper Licker.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, December 16th will be National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day,Dingaan’s Day, Sleep Comfort Day, Barbie and Barney Backlash Day, Boston Tea Party Day, and Canterbury Day (new zeland). The Roman’s celebrated the Festival of Sapientia.

The Yule Lad for Dec. 15th is.Pottasleikir Pot Licker.

This is the first day of Las Posadas.

 

The 3rd week of December is Posadas 16-24.

December is Closed Caption TV Month.

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cat-herders-day/

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Today, Monday, December 16th, 2013 is National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day,Dingaan’s Day, Sleep Comfort Day, Barbie and Barney Backlash Day, Boston Tea Party Day, and Canterbury Day (new zeland). The Roman’s celebrated the Festival of Sapientia.

The Yule Lad for Dec. 15th is.Pottasleikir Pot Licker.

This is the first day of Las Posadas, Halcyon Days continue.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th will beMaple Syrup Day, Cookie Cutter Day, Underdog Day, Wright Brothers Day or Aviation Day,

the Santeria festival of Babaluaiye, Saturnalia begins, and the Yule Lad for today is Askasleikir – Bowl Licker. St. Lazarus’ Day (patron of housewives, lepers, sextons)

 

The 3rd week of December is Gluten-Free Baking Week 15-21 (week before Xmas).

December is Rising Star Month.

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-anything-day/

 

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Today, Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 is Maple Syrup Day, Cookie Cutter Day, Underdog Day, Wright Brothers Day or Aviation Day, the Santeria festival of Babaluaiye, Saturnalia begins, and the Yule Lad for today is Askasleikir – Bowl Licker. St. Lazarus’ Day (patron of housewives, lepers, sextons)

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18th, will be Bake Cookies Day, Roast Suckling Pig Day, UN International Migrants Day, Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day, and Eponalia- the Feast of Epona. In Latvia they celebrate the four day Diev, in Mexico the feast of Our Lady of Solitude. It’s the feast day of St Sebastian’s Day (Eastern) patron of Soldiers, plagues, archers, athletes, and St. Winibald patron of bricklayers. The Yule-lad is HurðaskellirDoor Slammer.

 

This is Tell Someone They’re Doing a Good Job Week – (16-22) .

 

December is National Egg Nog Month.

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Today, Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 is Bake Cookies Day, Roast Suckling Pig Day, UN International Migrants Day, Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day, and Eponalia- the Feast of Epona (Second day of Saturnalia). In Latvia they celebrate the four day Diev, in Mexico the feast of Our Lady of Solitude. It’s the feast day of St Sebastian’s Day (Eastern) patron of Soldiers, plagues, archers, athletes, and St. Winibald patron of bricklayers. The Wednesday after December 13th is an Ember Day. The Yule-lad is HurðaskellirDoor Slammer.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 19th will be National Hard Candy Day, Oatmeal Muffin Day, Chocolate Pizza Day, Look for an Evergreen Day, Underdog Day. Diev, La Posadas, Saturnalia all continue.

The Yule Lad for the 19th is Skyrgámur – Skyr Gobbler.

 

This is the week of Saturnalia 17-23. Io Saturnalia!

December is Operation Santa Paws Month. http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bake-cookies-day/

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Today, Thursday, December 19th, 2013 is National Hard Candy Day, Oatmeal Muffin Day, Chocolate Pizza Day, Look for an Evergreen Day, Underdog Day. Diev, La Posadas, Saturnalia all continue.

The Yule Lad for the 19th is Skyrgámur – Skyr Gobbler.

The Thursday before Christmas is National Regifting Day,

 

Tomorrow, Friday, December 20th will be National Sangria Day,Jul, Modraniht/ Mother Night/Dísirblót, International Human Solidarity Day, Go Caroling Day, Sacagawea Day, Cathode-Ray Tube Day, Crossword Puzzle Day, and Samuel Mudd Day (patron of those screwed over),. Halcyon Days of Calm Seas, Las Posadas and Saturnalia continue. Feast Day of Dominic of silos, patron of pregnant women, shepherds, & prisoners, and against Rabies and insects and of Saint Ursicinus patron against stiff necks. The Yule lad for December 20th is Bjúgnakrækir – Sausage Snatcher. The 3rd Friday of December isUnderdog Day.

 

This week is Simbang Gabi Night Masses are celebrated in the Phillipines (12/16-24), and it’s Gluten-Free Baking Week.

 

December is Made In America Month

http://www.nationalregiftingday.com/

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Today, Friday, December 20th, 2013 is National Sangria Day,Jul, Modraniht/ Mother Night/Dísirblót, International Human Solidarity Day, Go Caroling Day, Sacagawea Day, Cathode-Ray Tube Day,

Samuel Mudd Day (patron of those screwed over), Crossword Puzzle Day. Halcyon Days of Calm Seas, Las Posadas and Saturnalia continue. Feast Day of Dominic of silos, patron of pregnant women, shepherds, & prisoners, and against Rabies and insects and of Saint Ursicinus patron against stiff necks. The Yule lad for December 20th is Bjúgnakrækir – Sausage Snatcher. The 3rd Friday of December isUnderdog Day.

St Thomas’ Eve (old calendar)- This is another eve for love charms. For a prophetic dream, stick a pin in the exact center of an onion and put eight more pins around the first in a circle while saying:

Good St Thomas, do me right

And let my true love come to-night

That I may see him in the face

And in my arms may him embrace.

Then sleep with the onion under your pillow. What I find interesting about this folk custom is that both onions and the circle surrounding a dot are sun symbols, so this seems to be a charm relating to the sun, which is born again on Winter Solstice.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 21st,   will be Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) 17:11. Also known as Alban Arthuan (Druid) /Heruin/ Dongzhi (Chinese)/New Year/Soyal (Hopi)/ Yule (Litha, southern hemisphere)/ Yalda Night/ Tiregan (Zoroastrian)/ Long Night/ Birth of Mithras. It’s Doleing Day fka Gooding Day in Sussex, UK; in Farmington, ME (my hometown) they celebrate Chester Greenwood (inventor of Earmuffs) Day; in Brighton, UK they celebrate the Burning of the Clocks. It’s National Flashlight Day, Forefather’s Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, Humbug Day (not Hamburger), Look at the Bright Side Day, Mumping Day (Off St. Thomas Day), Orgasm for Peace Day (aim for the moment of the Solstice), Divalia (Angeronalia- Roman), Beiwe/Rozhanitsa Day, Amaterasu comes out ofher Cave (Japan), Hoydening Night, and Bell Ringers Eve. It’s the fifth day of Saturnalia.

St. Thomas is the Patron of Architects.

 

The Audobon Christmas Bird Count is this week 16-1/5.

 

December is National Tie Month, & Colorectal Cancer Education Month.

http://www.friggasweb.org/matrons.html

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Today, Saturday, December 21st, 2013 is Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) 17:11. Also known as Alban Arthuan (Druid) /Heruin/ Dongzhi (Chinese)/New Year/Soyal (Hopi)/ Yule (Litha, southern hemisphere)/ Yalda Night/ Tiregan (Zoroastrian)/ Long Night/ Birth of Mithras. It’s Doleing Day fka Gooding Day in Sussex, UK; in Farmington, ME (my hometown) they celebrate Chester Greenwood (inventor of Earmuffs) Day; in Brighton, UK they celebrate the Burning of the Clocks. It’s National Flashlight Day, Forefather’s Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, Homeless Memorial Day, Humbug Day (not Hamburger), Look at the Bright Side Day, Mumping Day (Off St. Thomas Day), Orgasm for Peace Day (aim for the moment of the Solstice), Divalia (Angeronalia- Roman), Beiwe/Rozhanitsa Day, Amaterasu comes out ofher Cave (Japan), Hoydening Night, and Bell Ringers Eve. It’s the fifth day of Saturnalia. The Yule Lad is Gluggagægir – Window Peeper.

St. Thomas is the Patron of Architects.

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 22nd will be National Date Nut Bread Day,

New World Day, and Abilities Day. In India it’s National Mathematic’s Day. In Ancient Rome it was Janus Day, and the Romano-Celts celebrated Sul or Sulis Festival. The Yule lad for the 22nd is GáttaþefurDoorway Sniffer. It’s the Christian feast day of St. Anastasia of Sirmium, patron of weavers and those suffering from poison, and of St. Frances Zavier Cabrini, patron of immigrants, and hospital administrators.

The Celtic tree month of Ruis ends.

The zodiac sign of Capricorn begins.

 

This is Tell Someone They’re Doing a Good Job Week – (16-22)

December is Tomato Month.

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Today, Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 is National Date Nut Bread Day,

New World Day, and Abilities Day. In India it’s National Mathematic’s Day. In Ancient Rome it was Janus Day, and the Romano-Celts celebrated Sul or Sulis Festival. The Yule lad for the 22nd is GáttaþefurDoorway Sniffer. It’s the Christian feast day of St. Anastasia of Sirmium, patron of weavers and those suffering from poison, and of St. Frances Zavier Cabrini, patron of immigrants, and hospital administrators.

The Celtic tree month of Ruis ends.

The zodiac sign of Capricorn begins.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, December 23rd, will be National Pfeffernuesse Day,

Popcorn Popping Day, Festivus, Roots Day, Human Light (Humanist), Metric Conversion Anniversary, and the Feast of Potential/Secret of the Unhewn Stone(Celtic). Saturnalia ends with the Acca Larentis/ Laurentina Ceremony. Las Posadas continues with La noche de rábanos (Night of the Radishes- Mexico). The Yule lad for the 23rd is KetkrókurMeat Hooker.

 

This is the last week of Advent.

 

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month.

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Today, Monday, December 23rd, 2013 is National Pfeffernuesse Day, Popcorn Popping Day, Festivus, Roots Day, Human Light (Humanist), Metric Conversion Anniversary, and the Feast of Potential/Secret of the Unhewn Stone(Celtic). Saturnalia ends with the Acca Larentis/ Laurentina Ceremony. Las Posadas continues with La noche de rábanos (Night of the Radishes- Mexico). The Yule lad for the 23rd is KetkrókurMeat Hooker.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 24th will be National Chocolate Day*, National Egg Nog Day; it’s Christmas Eve/ Nodlaig Eve/ Adam & Eve Day (Hungary)/ Noche Buena– the culmination of Las Posadas (Mexico),Jul, Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Aðfangadagskvöld,Remember To Read The Instructions Night, Tom & Jerry Night, and the beginning of Rauhnaechte/ Rough Nights (Central Europe). The Yule lad for the 24th is Kertasn kirCandle Beggar.

The Celtic tree month of Beth (Birch) begins.

It’s the feast of St. Adam’s Day (patron of gardeners), and St. Levan’s Day (patron of malformed children).

 

December is World AIDS month

* I will note that October 28th , December 24th, 28th, 29th and are ALL down as “National Chocolate Day” (October is the most frequently mentioned in Google searches), July 7th is also Chocolate Day (with no “national”), November 29th is National Chocolates (plural) Day, September 13th is *International* Chocolate Day, July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day, and September 22nd is National White Chocolate Day, and January 10th is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. I have found at least 33 different Chocolate holidays; this is probably a reflection of how popular it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Radishes

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Today, Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 is Tuesday, December 24th will be National Chocolate Day*, National Egg Nog Day; it’s Christmas Eve/ Nodlaig Eve/ Adam & Eve Day (Hungary)/ Noche Buena– the culmination of Las Posadas (Mexico),Jul, Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Aðfangadagskvöld,Remember To Read The Instructions Night, Tom & Jerry Night, and the beginning of Rauhnaechte/ Rough Nights (Central Europe). The Yule lad for the 24th is Kertasn kirCandle Beggar.

The Celtic tree month of Beth (Birch) begins.

It’s the feast of St. Adam’s Day (patron of gardeners), and St. Levan’s Day (patron of malformed children).

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 25th, will be Christmas Day /1st day of Christmastide/ Feast Day of the Nativity/ A’ Phabet Day (as in No “L” Day) / Multitude’s Idle Day/Heathen’s Fasting Day/Superstitious Man’s Idol Day/Papist’s Massing Day (Puritan- attitude much?)/Brumalia, Birthday of Mithras /Birth of the Invincible Sun God/ Dies Natalis Invicti Solis/ Birth of the Sun, Carol Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day,PUSH Day, Bain de NoÎl /Frotte feuilles (Voudon).

The Goddess Month of Astraea ends.

 

This is the start of Christmas Week.

 

December is National Fruit Cake Month.

http://www.babble.com/babble-voices/thats-fresh-helen-cavallo/feast-of-the-7-fishes-a-holiday-tradition/

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Today, Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 is Wednesday, December 25th, will be Christmas Day /1st day of Christmastide/ Feast Day of the Nativity/ A’ Phabet Day (as in No “L” Day) / Multitude’s Idle Day/Heathen’s Fasting Day/Superstitious Man’s Idol Day/Papist’s Massing Day (Puritan- attitude much?)/Brumalia, Birthday of Mithras /Birth of the Invincible Sun God/ Dies Natalis Invicti Solis/ Birth of the Sun, Carol Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day,PUSH Day, Bain de NoÎl /Frotte feuilles (Voudon).

The Goddess Month of Astraea ends.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 26th, 2013 is 2nd day of Christmas – Juledag/Svatek vanocni /Tweede Kerstdag/ Boxing Day/ Day of the Wren, Junkanoo, National Candy Cane Day, National Whiner’s Day,

Recyclable Packaging Day, & Zartusht No – Diso (Zoroastrian). Kwanzaa begins (US).

The Goddess Month of Hestia begins.

 

 

December is Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month.

 

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Today, Thursday, December 26th, 2013 is 2nd day of Christmas – Juledag/Svatek vanocni /Tweede Kerstdag/ Boxing Day/ Day of the Wren/ Day of Goodwill, Junkanoo, National Candy Cane Day, National Whiner’s Day, Recyclable Packaging Day, & Zartusht No – Diso (Zoroastrian). Kwanzaa begins (US).

The Goddess Month of Hestia begins.

St. Stephen’s Day (Patron of casketmakers, horses, masons, & against headaches)

St. Joseph’s Day (patron of fathers, unborn children, immigrants, carpenters, realtors, against doubt and hesitation)

 

Tomorrow, Friday, December 27th, will be National Fruitcake Day, Visit the Zoo Day, Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, Birth of Freyja,Family Day (Vanuatu), Ta Chiu (Taoist), and 2nd day of Kwanzaa (USA, Kujichagulia self determination).

The Runic half-month of Jara ends.

 

St. Fabiola’s Day (patron of difficult marriages and divorced people, hospices)

St. John the Divine’s Day (patron of Turkey, writers; against poison)

 

This is the Kwanza celebration week.

December is Art And Architecture Month

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Today, Friday, December 27th, 2013 is National Fruitcake Day, Visit the Zoo Day, Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, Birth of Freyja,Family Day (Vanuatu), Ta Chiu (Taoist), and 2nd day of Kwanzaa (USA, Kujichagulia self determination).

The Runic half-month of Jara ends.

 

St. Fabiola’s Day (patron of difficult marriages and divorced people, hospices)

St. John the Divine’s Day (patron of Turkey, writers; against poison)

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 28th, will be yet another National Chocolate Day, Holiday Breather Day, Card Playing Day, Throw Away Your Subliminal Motivation Tapes Today Day, Eat Vegetarian Day, and it’s

Childermas Day, /Feast of the Holy Innocents/ Bairns’ Day/ Dyzemas Day/ Unluckiest Day of the Year (start no new projects! “What is begun on Dyzemas Day will never be finished. ”) The Third day of Kwanzaa, Day 3: Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)

Runic half-month of Eoh (yew tree) begins. Halycon days end.

Gwyl o Gwin a Hyfrydwch begins at sundown and continues until December 31st.

 

The Last week of December is International Language Week.

December is Exotic Fruits Month.

 

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Today, Saturday, December 28th, 2013 is National Chocolate Day (another one), Holiday Breather Day, Card Playing Day, Throw Away Your Subliminal Motivation Tapes Today Day, Eat Vegetarian Day, and it’s Childermas Day/ Feast of the Holy Innocents/ Bairns’ Day/ Dyzemas Day/ the Unluckiest Day of the Year (start no new projects! “What is begun on Dyzemas Day will never be finished. ”) The Third day of Kwanzaa, Day 3: Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)

Runic half-month of Eoh (yew tree) begins. Halycon days end.

Gwyl o Gwin a Hyfrydwch begins at sundown and continues until December 31st.

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 29th, will be Pepper Pot Day, Paternoster Row Day, Tick Tock Day, 5th day of Christmas, and the 4th day of Kwanzaa, Day 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economy).

 

Feast of St. Thomas of Canterbury (patron of secular clergy)

 

The last week of December is Orange Bowl Week.

December is Identity Theft Awareness Month.

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Today, Sunday, December 29th, 2013 is Pepper Pot Day, Paternoster Row Day, Tick Tock Day, 5th day of Christmas, and the 4th day of Kwanzaa, Day 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economy).

 

Tomorrow, Monday, December 30th will be National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, it’s also another Bacon Day, Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute, and Falling Needles Family Fest Day ©. It’s the 6th day of Christmas, and the fifth day of Kwanzaa: Nia (Purpose).

 

In case you wondered why so many duplicate and clearly promotional “holidays”, presidents make about 150 of these national holidays a year. Petitions are introduced by their constituents (trade associations, PR firms, etc.) to honour industries, events, professions, and hobbies. Others, like Talk like a Pirate Day, just grow out of a fan base. The Wellcat website makes up a bunch of them, since they copyrighted them, I feel that they aren’t as valid as some others, YMMV.

 

The last week of December is It’s About Time Week.

 

December is Write to a Friend Month. http://www.foodista.com/blog/2009/12/29/national-pepper-pot-day#s.adyh23wsqbiaa

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Today, Monday, December 30th, 2013 is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, it’s also another Bacon Day, Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute, and Falling Needles Family Fest Day ©. It’s the 6th day of Christmas, and the fifth day of Kwanzaa: Nia (Purpose). The Last Monday of December is supposed to be the Unluckiest Day of the Year.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 31st   will be National Champagne Day, and of course, it’s New Year’s Eve, aka Hogmanay Day (Scotland),

Noche de Pedimento (Wishing Night), Omisoka Day (Japan- where Namahge, kind of a Japanese Krampus, comes visiting!), First Night, & Watch Night. Celebrations include the Allendale Baal Fire Festival, Make Up Your Mind Day, You’re All Done Day, Universal Hour of Peace Day/ World Peace Meditation Day. The last business day of December is Leave me alone/ No Interruptions Day. It’s the 7th day of Christmas and the sixth day of Kwanzaa: Kuumba (Creativity).

 

New Moon in Sagittarius is the best time to work magick for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. Healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs, or hips are also done at this time.

 

The last week of December is Dance Week.

 

December is Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) Month.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/latino-new-years-eve-traditions-and-superstitions-22-rituals-to-guarantee-a-prosperous-2013_n_2382920.html

 

 

 

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