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HOLIDAYS: DECEMBER 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

   A list of holidays, festivals, designations and special events scheduled during the month of December 2011:

DECEMBER 2011

MONTH:

Bingo's Birthday

Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention

Egg Nog

Fruitcake

Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness

Safe Toys and Gifts

Spiritual Literacy

Stress-Free Family Holiday

Tie

Universal Human Rights

Write a Business Plan

Worldwide Food Service Safety

 

Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) - Dec. 17-Feb. 5

Halcyon Days - Dec. 15-29

Twelve Days of Christmas - Dec. 25-Jan. 5

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WEEK:

1-7:

Aplastic Anemia and MDS Awareness

Cookie Cutter

1-8:

Recipe Greetings for the Holidays

4-10:

Clerc-Gallaudet

National Handwashing Awareness

10-17:

Human Rights

17-23:

Saturnalia

18-24:

Gluten-Free Baking

21-28:

Chanukah (begins sundown Dec. 20)

25-31:

It's About Time Week!

26-Jan.1:

Kwanzaa

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DAY:

1(Th):

Day With(Out) Art

Rosa Parks

World AIDS

2(F):

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Special Education

3(Sa):

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

4(Su):

Dice

National Grange Founding

NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship

5(M):

AFL_CIO Founders

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

6(Tu):

Saint Nicholas

Miner's

Pawnbrokers

7(W):

Pearl Harbor Remembrance (70th anniversary)

International Civil Action

National Fire Safety Council founding anniversary

8(Th):

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

9(F):

International Anti-Corruption

Weary Willie

Salesperson's

10(Sa):

Human Rights

Full (Cold) Moon (9:36 a.m.)

International Shareware

Lunar Eclipse

National Day of the Horse

Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony

11(Su):

International Mountain

NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship

UNICEF Establishment (65th anniversary)

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

12(M):

Bonza Bottler

Poinsettia

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

13(Tu):

14(W):

South Pole Discovery (100th anniversary)

15(Th):

Bill of Rights

Regifting

16(F):

Boston Tea Party

Underdog

17(Sa):

NAIA Football National Championship

Wright Brothers/First Flight

18(Su):

International Migrants

19(M):

Day of South-South Cooperation

20(Tu):

International Human Solidarity

It's A Wonderful Life premiere 65th anniversary

21(W):

Flashlight

Forefathers'

22(Th):

Winter begins (12:30 a.m.)

Capricorn (through Jan. 19)

Yule

Haiku Poetry

23(F):

HumanLight Celebration

24(Sa):

CHRISTMAS EVE

Egg Nog

25(Su):

CHRISTMAS

A'phabet (no 'L')

26(M):

Boxing

Candy Cane

Saint Stephen's

Thank You Note

Whiner's

27(Tu):

Fruitcake

28(W):

Card Playing

Childermas/Holy Innocents

29(Th):

Pepper Pot

YMCA Organization

30(F):

No Interruptions

The Roy Rogers Show 60th anniversary

31(Sa):

NEW YEAR'S EVE

First Night

Make Up Your Mind

Sun Bowl

Universal Hour of Peace (11:30 p.m. Dec. 31 - 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1)

World Peace Meditation (7-8 a.m.)