Dec 152011
 

December Celebrations 13 Holidays To Celebrate in DecemberNot in the Xmas spirit, don’t want to deal with the crowds at the malls, then this post is for you.  There are plenty of options for having fun and celebrating during December, so pick a few from the list below and start a new tradition.

  1. 12th National Ding-a-Ling Day – a day for bizarre and crazy behavior, from all of the people you encounter today, even normally conservative people have been known to go a little crazy on this day, so cut loose, get a little weird and let your inner whackiness out.
  2. 17th-23rd Saturnalia – An ancient week long celebration, the most popular holiday of the Roman year, restrictions were relaxed and the social order inverted
  3. 15th Bill of Rights Day – A good day to celebrate American Citizenship, and reflecting and being thankful for the freedoms we enjoy (that are not enjoyed by many others in other countries), and also reflect on what we can do to protect those freedoms today and in the future.
  4. 21st Humbug Day – According to wellcat.com, the creators of this day, Humbug Day  “Allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations.”
  5. 21st Look on the Bright Side Day – We hope you see the light! (It is also winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.)
  6. 23rd Festivus  for the rest of us – Created by Seinfeld show scriptwriter Daniel O’Keefe. His dad had found reference to an obscure holiday called Festivus, which was first celebrated in 1966,
  7. 23rd Human Light Celebration – A secular winter holiday, “an alternative reason to celebrate: a Humanist’s vision of a good future. It is a future in which all people can identify with each other, behave with the highest moral standards, and work together toward a happy, just and peaceful world.”  The first HumanLight celebration took place in 2001 in New Jersey, created by the New Jersey Humanist Network.
  8. 24th National Chocolate Day – Most likely created by the candy industry or a confectioner, but any excuse to indulge in more chocolate deserves to be celebrated.
  9. 24th National Egg Nog Day – A delicious seasonal drink enjoyed by many at Thanksgiving, and again around the Christmas holidays through until New Year’s, (after Jan. 1 it is no longer available in stores).
  10. 24th Leave out goodies for Krampus (he travels with Santa) – who is Krampus;  the Krampus song (video).  Official Krampus Day is Dec. 5th.
  11. 26th Boxing Day – Origins of this holiday goes back to the Middle Ages, members of the merchant class would take boxes, fill them with food and fruits, and give them to servants, tradespeople and the less fortunate (since servants worked on Christmas Day th 25th, their day off was the 26th).
  12. 26th National Whiners Day – Celebrated to encourage people to be grateful for what they already have.
  13. 28th Card Playing Day – A good excuse to have fun and play games with the family, have a few laughs and build some memories

For even more ideas see Holiday Insights: December.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season no matter what holidays you choose to celebrate.

Bright Blessings, Lady Rose

Related Posts:  13 Gods Associated with December 25th and 13 Holiday Greetings.

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