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Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Celebration of all things December

A Celebration of all things

(These were found on-line when I typed in December Holidays.
They were all on various sites!!
Whew... I guess every day's a Celebration!!.. all as it should be!)

It is Winter, it is Summer depending where you live
It's day, night, snow, rain with sunshine oh so bright
There are births and deaths, things of great sorrow and joy
Come and see some of what we celebrate in December

Eat a Red Apple Day is on December 1st
And its  World Aids Awareness Day as well
December 2 brings National Fritters Day
and be Thankful for Roof Over Your Head Day next

Kids of all ages, you must make a list
for the 4th is Santa's List Day
But don't forget while doing this
to wear brown shoes on Wear Brown Shoes Day

Repeal Day is December 5th as Prohibition it did end
Then jump in and clean things up its also Bathtub Party Day
Put On Your Own Shoes and Mitten Tree Day
Both share the 6th with St. Nicholas Day

Pick up a pen and send a post, the 7th's Write a Letter Day
Then go fly as its International Civil Aviation Day
When you land go enjoy National Cotton Candy Day too
Slow it down as this day's not done but it does somber

Bow your heads and say a prayer as we honor those we lost
USA's Pearl Harbor Day "...a day that will live in infamy."
A Day to remember the military and more
And may I add a prayer for Peace and not war

On the 8th let's change the tone and have delicious fun
Cakey, chewy, chocolaty yum; today is National Brownie Day
As you write your cards on the 9th (Christmas Card Day)
The oven's hot once again on National Pastry Day

The Festival of Lights starts this month usually in the middle
These are the Blessed and Celebrated days of Hanukkah
Blessings are said while lighting the candles on each menorah
Dreidels are spun, joy is spread as holiday foods grace each table

The 10th it brings awareness too its World Human Rights Day
Respect all humans by honoring every child, woman and man
Maybe it's real or maybe it's not the 11th's Noodle Ring Day
Not to be outdone the 12 brings along National Ding-a-Ling Day

Poinsettia Day or as some say Point-seta, is on the 12
December, 13th brings a Favorite as it's National Ice Cream Day
Pick up the bow and a violin on Violin Day this day as well
And near about the second Sunday is International Children's Day

Now grab a pot it's time to cook on 14th's National Bouillabaisse Day
Turn on the oven on the 15th for its National Lemon Cupcake Day
The USA protects our rights of freedom of religion, speech and more
The 15th we honor and respect these rights on Bill of Rights Day

We're just halfway through and this is getting long
This is fun, but some are missing, so here we go again
The 16th is sweet and gives you permission...
it is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

December 17th is sticky sweet its National Maple Syrup Day
Then bake and roast on the 18th to celebrate Bake Cookies Day
Take out the cookies and put in a pig it's also Roast a Suckling Pig Day
Who comes up with all of these crazy days anyway?

The 19th go out and Look for an Evergreen Day, how fun
Then come inside and eat again as Oatmeal Muffin Day it is
Practice your scales and warm up your voices
Go Caroling Day is the 20th grab some friends and go

December's Solstice celebrates Life and astral changes
Four more things come on the 21st
its Humbug Day and Look on the Bright Side Day;
National Flashlight Day and Forefathers Day (Pilgrims Day)

National Nut Bread Day, a favorite of some, is on the 22
Festuvus for the rest of us, is on Roots Day December 23rd
The 24 is Christmas Eve but also a couple more
It's National Chocolate Day and National Egg Nog Day too

The 25th is a Holy Day for Christians around the World
On Christmas Day Christ was born so we Celebrate His Birthday
On this night the Angels came singing of His Love
Jesus message is of Peace, Love, and Compassion for all

The 26th is Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day, for Charity and good will,
and the start of Kwanzaa: A celebration of Family, Community and Culture
Some people like it & others make fun, but the 27th is National Fruit Cake Day
The 28th is Card Playing Day so relax and have fun

Let's spice things up with Pepper Pot Day on the 29th.
Then comes the 30th which follows the 29th well
It's National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Now I know there are more all around this globe

But I'll end with what I have on The last day of the year
Unlucky Day is celebrated I guess as is Make Up Your Mind Day
and also on this the 31st day, New Years Eve where old becomes young
Have a Joyous, Safe and Happy December whatever the day

Love and light, Nina P


Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Hello sweet Nina! I have a calendar that lists all of these holidays. I never knew there were so many!

Cloudhands said...

What fun! I'm guessing you could do something everyday of the year. Where do you get such a calendar? I would love to celebrate special days from time to time (the ones that would strike my fancy) inviting friends over to share in the glory of the occasion.

Tricia said...

Lots & lots to celebrate in December-so very festive!

Have fun & a great weekend

Debra W said...

Wow, Nina, I am exhausted just from reading all of the things that I need to celebrate this month! Great list!

We began Chanukah(There are a couple of different spellings and they are all correct.)last night and I found myself scrambling to wrap gifts because it came so early, this year! I was lucky enough to have three of my daughters and one of their boyfriends home, so that was fun. We will try to get everyone together this week!

I wanted to thank you for leaving the lovely poem on little Jack's website. He reads the comments, so I know that yours will be particularly special to him. Such a sweet thing to do for such a sweet little boy.

Have a lovely weekend, dear heart!

Hugs and love,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nina, Gosh---I learned something today. I've never heard of most of these special days before. See what I learn from blogging.... Wow--that is so interesting. We could celebrate 'something' almost every single day, couldn't we????? ha

Merry Christmas.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a riot!!! So many could one ever keep up with them all???? But you are so kind to wish everyone a happy celebration!!! Love your photos as well!!! Sending you love and wishes for a wonderful Christmas season! Janine XO

only a movie said...

Oatmeal muffin day? Seriously?

Clytie said...

What a cool list of holidays ... more ways to celebrate my second chance at life!!! Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, and for the wonderful ways you have uplifted my family this past few months. You are indeed a wonderful friend.

tarzan said...

Nina, I am amazed! Whew! I had no idea but what a fun list to read through...... thank you for all the smiles this evening...... tarzan

Silver said...

That had been such an interesting read!! I learn something new everyday!


Caroline said... did you find all of this stuff? At least my b-day is on National Caroling

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness, i had no idea. But I suppose everyday we could give a name or purpose to. Did you make up any of these? Life is completely worthy of celebrating.

AutumnLeaves said...

Nina what a fun and joyous post! I love your loving and fun spirit, always!

septembermom said...

That was a lot of good info about December! I learned something today. Those are some wonderfully festive days. National Pastry Day sounds like a yummy excuse to indulge :) Happy Sunday Nina!

DB said...

Oh Nina, how great that you traced down all of these holidays. If people celbrated all of them noone would get any work done, which is alright with mee.

Damn, I missed National Bath Tub Party Day again.


Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful post! How cool is that?! Thank you!

Laura Hegfield said...

Nina I am totally looking forward to anything covered in chocolate day...although anything is a pretty wide range of possibilities, still I can think of lots of good stuff to drench in chocolate! YUM!


wow we're sure keeping busy this month with all these celebrations. I love the December 16th EAT CHOCOLATE ON ANYTHING DAY - nice to see that as that was my brother's birthday.
Do they celebrate birthdays and other events in Heaven?? what do you think?? Sending love to you Nina and wishing you always the best of everything , sweet dear friend.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopped by to see what you are up to!!! Hope you are happy and healthy during this holiday season!! You bring such joy with your posts!! Love you~Janine XO

Jan said...

Nina, you have been one busy lady compiling all this for us! I'm hoping I will not need to celebrate the Bicarbonate day. I am trying to be very mindful about my eating and not gain weight from sweets. Here's sending you a big bag of treats (love, joy, peace, and more) over the airwaves. May your holy days and holidays be blessed! What a joy it has been for me to make your acquaintance this year. xo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is a great stuff that you have !! Thanks for sharing with all..

Denny Lyon said...

Oh, Nina, this is too funny as "great minds think alike"! I too typed in December holidays just to see what turned up. Thought I'd write a post or an article about it.

After reading them all, I was so tired I fell asleep. Glad to wake up and find you did my "homework assignment," thanks! :)

Seriously though, a fine piece by you that really tells the tale of how much we mark in our society on a monthly basis and it becomes information overload.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year! Hugs, Denny

P.S. You have amassed quite an impressive blog roll list during the year. Aren't you glad you started writing like your friends suggested? Thanks for including my blogs too, much appreciated!

Nina P. said...

Thank you all for laughing with me and enjoying all these "events". I was shocked and surprised at all the "celebrations" there are. Whew! There would be no rest if we tried to celebrate them all! I had so much fun with this. I just kept laughing at them all! So Happy Everything December!!! Love and Light, Nina P

Jannie Funster said...

Caroling tonight, yay!
Shoot, missed the national lemon cupcake day -- but you can bet I'll be ready for that and for cotton candy day next year!!



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