December 2018 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 2018 Monthly Observances

  • Bingo's Birthday Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention 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 2018 Weekly Observances

  • Cookie Exchange Week (December 3-7)
  • Hanukkah, Jewish holiday of the Feast of Lights (December 3-10; begins at sundown on December 2)
  • Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 3-7)
  • Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration of African heritage in African-American culture (December 26 - January 1, 2019)

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December 2018 Daily Observances

December 1

  • Antarctica Day
  • Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, a day focusing on using bifocals at the computer screen to reduce blurriness
  • Day With(out) Art, international day of awareness for artists living with AIDS
  • National Eat a Red Apple Day
  • National Fried Pie Day
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • World Aids Day

December 2

  • Advent Sunday
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • National Fritters Day
  • National Mutt Day (also celebrated on July 31)
  • Special Education Day

December 3

  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities
  • National Peppermint Latte Day

December 4

  • National Cookie Day
  • National Dice Day
  • World Trick Shot Day
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 5

  • Bathtub Party Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • International Volunteer Day
  • National Comfort Food Day
  • World Soil Day

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December 6

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

December 7

  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • National Cotton Candy Day
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8

  • Gingerbread Decorating Day
  • National Brownie Day

December 9

  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • National Pastry Day

December 10

  • Human Rights Day
  • National Lager Day

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December 11

  • International Mountain Day

December 12

  • Gingerbread House Day
  • National Ambrosia Day
  • Poinsettia Day

December 13

  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Popcorn String Day
  • Violin Day

December 14

  • National Biscuits and Gravy Day
  • Official Lost and Found Day

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day
  • Cat Herders Day
  • International Tea Day
  • National Gingerbread Latte Day
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day
  • National Wreaths Across America Day

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December 16

  • Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17

  • National Maple Syrup Day
  • Wright Brothers 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
  • Humbug Day
  • Underdog Day

December 22

  • Full Cold Moon
  • 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 Day
  • 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, a day to recognize those who like to whine and complain

December 27

  • National Fruitcake Day

December 28

  • National Chocolate Candy Day
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29

  • Tick Tock Day, a day to focus on completing unfinished business before the year ends

December 30

  • National Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda) Day

December 31

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

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