December Holidays and Observances

December Holidays and Observances

Everyday is full of holidays and observances. Some are serious for a good cause, some of fun, some are just silly and quirky. Either way, click on a day in December and see if anything is here that you would like to celebrate!

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December 1st Holidays 

  • Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
  • Civil Air Patrol Day
  • Day Without Art
  • Eat a Red Apple Day
  • National Christmas Lights Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • Wear a Dress Day
  • World AIDS Day

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  • Business of Popping Corn Day
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • National Fritters Day
  • National Mutt Day
  • Play Basketball Day
  • Safety Razor Day
  • Special Education Day

December 3rd Holidays

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • International Spirit of the Game Day
  • Let’s Hug Day
  • Make a Gift Day
  • National Apple Pie Day
  • National Green Bean Casserole DayHomemade Brownies Recipe Postcard
  • National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

December 4th Holidays 

  • Cabernet Franc Day
  • Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
  • National Cookie Day
  • National Dice Day
  • National Sock Day
  • Santa’s List Day
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day
  • Wildlife Conservation Day

December 5th Holidays

  • Bathtub Party Day
  • International Ninja Day
  • International Volunteer Day
  • Krampusnacht
  • National Blue Jeans Day
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  • National Commute With Your Baby Day
  • National Communicate With Your Kids Day
  • National Sacher Torte Day
  • Repeal Day
  • World Soil Day

December 6th Holidays

  • Miners’ Day
  • Mitten Tree Day
  • National Gazpacho Day
  • National Microwave Oven Day
  • National Pawnbrokers Day
  • Put on Your Own Shoes Day
  • St. Nicholas Day

December 7th Holidays

  • International Civil Aviation DayNational Cupcake Day December 15th Button
  • Letter Writing Day
  • National Cotton Candy Day
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8th Holidays

  • National Brownie Day
  • National Christmas Tree Day
  • Take it in the Ear Day
  • Pretend To Be a Time Traveler Day

December 9th Holidays

  • Christmas Card Day
  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • National Pastry Day
  • Weary Willie Day

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  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales
  • Human Rights Day
  • National Lager Day
  • Nobel Prize Day

December 11th Holidays

  • Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day
  • International Mountain Day
  • National App Day
  • National Noodle Ring Day

December 12th Holidays

  • Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day
  • National Ambrosia Day
  • National Ding-a-Ling Day
  • National Poinsettia Day
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December 13th Holidays

  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Day of the Horse
  • National Violin Day
  • Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

December 14th Holidays 

  • Free Shipping Day
  • Monkey Day
  • National Bouillabaisse Day
  • Roast Chestnuts Day

December 15th Holidays

  • Bill of Rights Day
  • Cat Herders’ Day
  • International Tea Day
  • National Cupcake Day
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day
  • National Wear Your Pearls Day

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  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
  • Boston Tea Party Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Stupid Toy Day

December 17th Holidays

  • National Maple Syrup Day
  • Pan American Aviation Day
  • Wright Brothers Day

December 18th Holidays

  • Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day
  • Arabic Language Day
  • Bake Cookies Day
  • Flake Appreciation Day
  • International Migrants Day
    National Kiwi Fruit Day Button
  • National Ham Salad Day
  • National Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

December 19th Holidays

  • Holly Day
  • Look for an Evergreen Day
  • National Hard Candy Day
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20th Holidays

  • Cathode-Ray Tube Day
  • Dot Your I’s Day
  • Games Day
  • Go Caroling Day
  • International Human Solidarity Day
  • Mudd Day
  • National Sangria Day
  • Sacagawea Day

December 21st Holidays

  • Crossword Puzzle Day
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  • Humbug Day
  • International Dalek Remembrance Day
  • National Flashlight Day
  • National French Fried Shrimp Day
  • National Hamburger Day
  • National Kiwi Fruit Day
  • National Look at the Bright Side Day
  • Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
  • Ribbon Candy Day

December 22nd Holidays

  • Abilities Day
  • Forefathers’ Day
  • National Cookie Exchange Day
  • National Date Nut Bread Day

December 23rd Holidays

  • Festivus
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  • National Pfeffernüsse Day
  • National Roots Day

December 24th Holidays 

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  • Christmas Eve
  • Last-Minute Shopper’s Day
  • National Egg Nog Day

December 25th Holidays

  • Christmas Day
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • No “L” Day

December 26th Holidays

  • Boxing Day
  • National Candy Cane Day
  • National Thank You Note Day
  • National Whiner’s Day

December 27th Holidays

  • Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
  • National Fruitcake Day
  • Visit the Zoo Day
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December 28th Holidays

  • Call a Friend Day
  • Holy Innocents’ Day
  • National Card Playing Day
  • National Chocolate Candy Day
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29th Holidays

  • National Pepper Pot Day
  • Still Need to Do Day
  • Tick Tock Day

December 30th Holidays 

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  • Bacon Day
  • Falling Needles Family Fest Day
  • Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

December 31st Holidays

  • Make Up Your Mind Day
  • National Champagne Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Universal Hour of Peace Day
  • Unlucky Day
  • World Peace Meditation Day

December Weekly Holidays or Awareness Weeks

  • National Pet Suffocation Awareness Week (Week After Thanksgiving)
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week (First Full Week)
  • National Cookie Cutter Week (First Week)
  • National Influenza Week – (First Full Week)
  • Older Driver Safety Awareness Week – (First Full Week)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week  (December 1-7)
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week  (First Full Week)
  • Halcyon Days: (Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)
  • Computer Science Education Week (Begins the Second Monday)
  • Christmas Bird Count Week: December 14-January 5
  • Gluten-free Baking Week (Week Before Christmas)
  • Las Posadas: December 16-24
  • Saturnalia December 17-23
  • Twelve Days of Christmas – December 25 – January 5
  • Kwanzaa: December 26 – January 1

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