December 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Weekly Observances

  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 4-8)
  • Cookie Exchange Week (December 4-8)
  • Human Rights Week (December 10-17)
  • Hanukkah, Jewish holiday of the Feast of Lights (December 13-20; begins at sundown on December 12)

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December 2017 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
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • World Aids Day

December 2

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • National Fritters Day
  • Special Education Day

December 3

  • Advent Sunday
  • Full Cold Moon
  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities

December 4

  • National Cookie Day
  • National Dice Day
  • National Sock Day

December 5

  • Bathtub Party Day
  • International Ninja Day
  • International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • National Sacher Torte Day
  • World Soil Day

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December 6

  • National Gazpacho Day
  • National Miner's Day
  • National Pawnbrokers Day
  • Saint Nicholas Day
  • Special Kids Day, honoring kids with disabilities

December 7

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

December 8

  • National Brownie Day
  • Official Lost and Found Day

December 9

  • Gingerbread Decorating Day
  • International Anti-Corruption Day
  • National Pastry Day

December 10

  • Human Rights Day
  • National Lager Day

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December 11

  • International Mountain Day
  • Kaleidoscope 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 Bouillabaisse Day

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day
  • Cat Herders Day
  • International Tea Day
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day
  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • National Wear Your Pearls Day
  • Underdog Day

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December 16

  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • National Wreaths Across America Day

December 17

  • National Maple Syrup Day
  • Wright Brothers Day

December 18

  • International Migrants Day

December 19

  • National Hard Candy Day
  • National Oatmeal Muffin 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
  • National Flashlight Day

December 22

  • Be a Lover of Silence Day, a day to enjoy the stillness and quiet of winter
  • 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

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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