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Flower of the monthnarcissus or holly.
 The Narcissus stands for self-love.
Zodiac Signs:  Sagittarius / The Archer / Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Capricorn / The Goat / Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
The name for the Moon in  December is called Yule Moon.
The Full Moon is: Dec 1 /11:30 PM /2009
Birthstone:  Blue Topaz or Turquoise (modern)
Zircon, Turquoise, or Lapis Lazuli (traditional)
Meaning: Prosperity

About the month of December
December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.   In Latin, decem means "ten". December was also the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February.  December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.  December starts on the same day of the week as September.

 • World AIDS Month
 • Human Rights Month (human rights day)
 • Birthday Month of Bingo
 • Read A New Book Month
 • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
 • Love Your Neighbor Month


Week One
 • Cookie Cutter Week
 • Deaf Heritage Week
 • National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week
 • National Hand Washing Awareness Week

Week Two
 • You're Doing  Good Job! Week
 • Human Rights Week

ITS NATIONAL DAY OF? Day-Long Observances

December 1
World AIDS Day
Day With(out) Art
Eat A Red Apple Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Lieration Day

December 2
Coats for Kids Day
Science Fiction Day
Abolition of Slavery Day
Special Education Day

December 3
Make a Gift Day
Roof over your head day
Disabled Persons Awareness Day

December 4
Cookie Day
Santa's List Day
National Dice Day
International Hug Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
December 5
Blue Jeans Day
Bathtub Fun Day
Discovery Day (Haiti)
Walt Disney's Birthday
National Commute With Your Baby Day
International Volunteer Day for Economic & 
  Social Development

December 6
Special Kids Day
Saint Nicholas Day
Pawnbrokers Day
Put on your own shoes day

December 7
Cotton Candy Day
Letter-Writing Day
Civil Aviation Day
Teacher Appreciation Day
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8
Brownie Day

December 9
Shareware Day
Day of the Horse
Christmas Card Day
International Shareware Day

December 10
Hanukkah Begins
Human Rights Day

December 11
 National Noodle Ring Day
International Mountain Day

December 12
Poinsettia Day
Ding A Ling Day
Gingerbread House Day

December 13
Cocoa Day
Pick a PAthologist Pal Day

December 14
Monkey Day
 Alabama Entered Union
DNA Day (also celebrated April 25)

December 15
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day

Note: We try to keep our information up to date but it must be said that organizations sometimes change the date of their holiday and many holidays are actual movable holidays which means the date will change from year to year. We try to keep you up to date but we do suggest that you not take our research set in stone. We ask that you let our information be a guide to you as you continue to do your own calendar research. :)  Thank You!

Can you name 10 things that your grateful for today?

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 • Universal Human Rights Month
 • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
 • Hug-A-Week for the Hearing Impaired Month
 • International Calendar Awareness Month
 • National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
Week Three
 • Lipstick Week
 • International Language Week

Week Four
 • Kwanzaa

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 • Christmas Traditions
 • Weird December Observnces
I'm grateful for my cuddle bug cat named Smokey who is always there for me.

I'm grateful for my hot raspberry tea, thats sweetened with honey.... that I'm sipping right now as I watch the late afternoon fog roll in.

I'm grateful for homemade mashed potatoes smothered in meatballs and mushroom gravy. It was a delishious supper on a rainey day.
Significant December:
 • Christmas, The Holiday • Christmas Eve
 • Winter Solstice • Yule • Boxing Day
 • Kwanzaa • 
Movable Holidays: This means that each year the Holiday falls on a different date.
December Food Holidays:
Dec. 2 - National Fritters Day
Dec. 4 - National Cookie Day
Dec. 5 - Sacher Torte Day
Dec. 7 - Cotton Candy Day
Dec. 8 - Brownie Day
Dec. 9 - National Pastry Day
Dec. 9 - Apple Pie Day (recipes)
Dec. 12 - Gingerbread House Day
Dec. 13 - National Cocoa Day
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December 16
Stupid Toy Day
Boston Tea Party Occured
Barney and Barbie Backlash Day
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17
Wright Brothers Day

December 18
Bake Cookies Day
Flake Appreciation Day
International Migrants Day
 Wear A Plunger On Your Head Day

December 19
Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20
Go Caroling Day
Sacagawea Day

December 21
Humbug Day
Winter Solstice
Flashlight Day
Forefathers' Day
World Peace Day
Yule (date depends)
Don't Be A Scrooge Day

December 22

December 23
Festivus Appreciation Day 

December 24
Christmas Eve
Last-Minute Shopper's Day

December 25
Kwanzaa Begins

December 26
Boxing Day

December 27
Holocaust Remembrance Day

December 28
Chocolate Day
Card Playing Day
Call-a-Friend Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day
National Chocolate Day
Holy Innocents Day (Childermas)

December 29
Tick Tock Day
YMCA Founded
No Interruptions Day

December 30
Relaxation Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day

December 31
One Voice Day
New Year's Eve
New Year's Resolutions
Make Up Your Mind Day
National Champagne Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
Universal House of Peace Day
World Peace Meditation Day
I'm grateful for the long hard rains that water the plants, trees and flowers, which also fill our lakes, ponds and streams.

I'm grateful for the family of racoons who hide and take shelter under my house.

I'm grateful for the apples  I have each week to feed the birds and wildlife.

I'm grateful for my husband getting a leasure day off from work.

I'm grateful for a cozy little cottage surrounded by large old oak trees.

I'm grateful for all the wonderful Christmas programs on TV right now, that remind us of peace and love of others.

I'm grateful for my dishwasher especially during the Holiday season.

I'm grateful for the spelling of the word "grateful" & "greatful"
I'm grateful for nice neighbors who lovingly walk their dogs past my front door each and every morning.

I'm grateful for God walking with me each and every second of the day.

I'm grateful for being able to do all the things I'm passionate about like....  crafts, painting, taking pictures, nature watching, gardening, and building my fun website that your reading right now.
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