December 2019 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 2019 Monthly Observances

  • Bingo's Birthday Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • National Stress-Free Family Holiday's 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 2019 Weekly Observances

  • National Cookie Cutter Week (December 1-7)
  • Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 2-6)
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week (December 3-10)
  • Human Rights Week (December 10-17)
  • Hanukkah, Jewish holiday of the Feast of Lights (December 23-30; begins at sundown on December 22)
  • Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration of African heritage in African-American culture (December 26 - January 1, 2020)

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December 2019 Daily Observances

December 1

  • Advent Sunday
  • Antarctica Day
  • Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, a day focusing on using bifocals at the computer screen to reduce blurriness
  • Day Without 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

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

December 3

  • Giving Tuesday
  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities
  • National Peppermint Latte Day
  • World Trick Shot Day

December 4

  • National Cookie Day
  • National Dice 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
  • National Pawnbrokers Day
  • Saint Nicholas Day

December 7

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

December 8

  • National Brownie Day
  • National Lard Day

December 9

  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of This Crime
  • National Llama Day
  • National Pastry Day

December 10

  • Human Rights Day
  • National Lager Day
  • Nobel Prize Awards Ceremonies in Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden

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December 11

  • International Mountain Day
  • Kaleidoscope Day

December 12

  • Full Cold Moon
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • International Day of Neutrality
  • National Ambrosia Day
  • Poinsettia Day

December 13

  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Day of the Horse
  • National Popcorn String Day
  • Official Lost and Found Day
  • Violin Day

December 14

  • National Biscuits and Gravy Day
  • National Wreaths Across America Day

December 15

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

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December 16

  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
  • Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17

  • National Maple Syrup Day
  • Wright Brothers Day

December 18

  • Arabic Language Day
  • International Migrants Day

December 19

  • National Hard Candy Day

December 20

  • International Human Solidarity Day
  • National Sangria Day
  • Underdog Day

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December 21

  • "Celebrate Short Fiction" Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Day
  • Humbug Day
  • Last Day of Autumn

December 22

  • First Day of Winter
  • Forefathers' Day
  • National Cookie Exchange Day
  • 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
  • No Interruptions Day

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