December Holidays: From the 22nd

 

Robert M

December is most known for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but December is full of other holidays. Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are some to name a few. But what about the random holidays, the lesser known ones not attached to any religion? If you want another reason to celebrate, why not celebrate one of these holidays?

December 22nd: Today is National Date Nut Bread Day. Some people celebrate this holiday on September 8th.

December 23rd: Celebrate Festivus by putting up an aluminum pole, eating a meatloaf dinner and telling someone about how they disappointed you this year. Festivus comes from a 1997 Jerry Seinfeld episode; the dad of scriptwriter Daniel O’Keefe has heard of this holiday being celebrated as early as 1966. Today is also Roots Day, a day to celebrate your heritage.

December 24th: Have fun on National Chocolate Day and National Egg Nog Day. It is unknown if these holidays are actually even National Holidays, but who does not want to eat chocolate and drink egg nog on Christmas Eve?

December 25th: Today is Christmas, but more importantly it is also National Pumpkin Pie Day.

December 27th: Celebrate Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day and National Fruitcake Day. Both are not official and I was unable to find out when or who created either of these holidays.

December 28th: This day’s holiday does not need to be explained, it is kind of obvious how you celebrate Card Playing Day.

December 29th: Happy Pepper Pot Day! Created in 1777 by the Continental Army to help survive the cold winter during the Revolutionary War; this holiday celebrates the day that this thick and spicy soup was invented.

December 30th: We have 2 holidays today, National Bicarbonate of Soda Day and Bacon Day. Residents of Bradford, Ma. (in 2000) and some graduate students in Colorado (in 2004) both claim that they created Bacon Day, but the holiday has some roots in the UK that go further back than 2000.

December 31st: The last day of this month is Make Up Your Mind Day and Unlucky Day.

 

 

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