December 2016 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for December
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December 2016 Monthly Observances

  • Bingo's Birthday Month
  • National Tie Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

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December 2016 Weekly Observances

  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week, to promote awareness of human rights for the deaf (December 3-10)
  • Cookie Exchange Week (December 5-9)
  • Human Rights Week (December 10-17)
  • Chanukah (December 25 - January 1; began at sundown on December 24)

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December 2016 Daily Observances

December 1

  • Day With(out) Art
  • National Eat a Red Apple Day
  • World Aids Day

December 2

  • National Salesperson's Day
  • Special Education Day

December 3

  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities

December 4

  • Dice Day
  • National Cookie Day

December 5

  • Bathtub Party Day
  • International Ninja Day
  • World Soil Day

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December 6

  • National Gazpacho Day
  • National Miner's Day
  • National Pawnbrokers Day
  • Saint Nicholas Day

December 7

  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • National Cotton Candy Day
  • Pearl Harbor Day
  • Special Kids Day

December 8

  • National Brownie Day

December 9

  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • National Pastry Day
  • Official Lost and Found Day

December 10

  • Gingerbread Decorating Day
  • Human Rights Day
  • National Day of the Horse (some sources say December 13)
  • National Lager Day

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December 11

  • International Mountain Day
  • National Noodle Ring Day

December 12

  • Gingerbread House Day
  • National Ambrosia Day
  • National Poinsettia Day

December 13

  • Violin Day

December 14

  • Monkey Day

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day
  • Cat Herders Day
  • National Cupcake Day

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December 16

  • Underdog Day

December 17

  • Wright Brothers Day
  • National Maple Syrup Day

December 18

  • International Migrants Day

December 19

  • National Hard Candy Day

December 20

  • International Human Solidarity Day
  • Last Day of Autumn
  • National Sangria Day

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December 21

  • Celebrate Short Fiction Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Day
  • First Day of Winter
  • Forefathers' Day
  • Humbug Day
  • National Flashlight Day

December 22

  • National Date Nut Bread Day

December 23

  • National Pfeffernüsse Day, recognizing the tiny spice cookies

December 24

  • Christmas Eve
  • National Eggnog Day

December 25

  • Christmas
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day

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December 26

  • Boxing Day (Canada and Great Britain)
  • National Candy Cane Day
  • National Thank You Note Day
  • National Whiner's Day

December 27

  • National Fruitcake Day

December 28

  • National Chocolate Candy Day

December 29

  • Tick Tock Day

December 30

  • Bacon Day, also celebrated in September
  • No Interruptions Day

December 31

  • Make Up Your Mind Day
  • National Champagne Day
  • New Year's Eve

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