December 2017 Holidays and Celebrations

December Holiday Marketing Calendar

DECEMBER MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

AIDS Awareness Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (December 1-December 24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

DECEMBER WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)
Cookie Exchange Week, December 18-22 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-January 5 (Always every year)
Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)
Gluten-free Baking Week, December 17-23 (Week Before Christmas)
Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1
Chanukah December 12 -20

DECEMBER NATIONAL DAYS

DECEMBER 1
World AIDS Day
National Pie Day
National Eat a Red Apple Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
Day With(out) Art Day
Rosa Parks Day
Faux Fur Friday – First Friday in December

DECEMBER 2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Special Education #SpecialEducationDay
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – First Saturday in December
Skywarn Recognition Day – First Saturday in December

DECEMBER 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Roof Over Your Head Day #RoofOverYourHeadDay

DECEMBER 4
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day

DECEMBER 5
World Soil Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
National Sacher Torte Day

AFL-CIO Day
Bathtub Party Day
International Ninja Day
Repeal Day #RepealDay

DECEMBER 6
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Microwave Oven Day
National Gazpacho Day
St. Nicholas Day
Miners Day

DECEMBER 7
International Civil Aviation Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Cotton Candy Day

DECEMBER 8
National Brownie Day
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay

DECEMBER 9
International Anti-Corruption Day
National Pastry Day
Weary Willie Day
National Wreaths Across America Day – Second Saturday in December

DECEMBER 10
Dewey Decimal System Day
Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day

DECEMBER 11
International Mountain Day
National Noodle Ring Day
UNICEF Birthday

DECEMBER 12
@MavenTheCorgi’s Birthday!
National Ambrosia Day
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day
Chanukah Begins – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 13
National Cocoa Day
National Violin Day
National Day Of The Horse (Senate Res. 452)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

DECEMBER 14
National Bouillabaisse Day

DECEMBER 15
National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day #CatHerdersDay
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Third Friday in December
Underdog Day – Third Friday in December

DECEMBER 16
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually

DECEMBER 17
National Maple Syrup Day
Wright Brothers Day

DECEMBER 18
International Migrants Day
U.N. Arabic Language Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

DECEMBER 19
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day

DECEMBER 20
National Sangria Day
Mudd Day

DECEMBER 21
National French Fried Shrimp Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
Humbug Day #HumbugDay
Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day
Winter Solstice – Day Between December 20 and 23
National Flashlight Day – Day of Winter Solstice
National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day – First Day of Winter
Yule – Day of Winter Solstice
National Re-Gifting Day – Thursday before Christmas

DECEMBER 22
National Date Nut Bread Day
Anne and Samantha Day (also June 21)
Forefathers Day – December 22 (Unless on Sunday, Then Following Monday)

DECEMBER 23
National Pfeffernusse Day
National Roots Day
Festivus

DECEMBER 24
National Eggnog Day
Christmas Eve

DECEMBER 25
National Pumpkin Pie Day
A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas

DECEMBER 26
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiner’s Day
Boxing Day (Canada)

DECEMBER 27
National Fruitcake Day

DECEMBER 28
National Chocolate Candy Day
National Card Playing Day
Holy Innocents Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

DECEMBER 29
National Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day
No Interruptions Day – Last Work Day of the Year

DECEMBER 30
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Bacon Day

DECEMBER 31
National Champagne Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments. But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
Universal Hour of Peace

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