Holidays and Festivals

Constitution Day (Romania)
Constitution Day  (Uzbekistan)
* (see below)
CARICOM-Cuba Day (Cuba, Carribean) * (see below)
Day of the National Army of Spain (Spain) 
Mother's Day (Panama) *
National Students' Day (Bulgaria)

Bodhi Day (Japan)
National Brownie Day
Take it in the Ear Day
Festival of Lights
Christmas on Campus (U of Dayton Dayton, OH, USA)
Afflux (Discordianism)
Festa da Conceição da Praia, celebrating Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean (Salvador, Bahia)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception (public holidays in several countries, a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States, the Philippines and Ireland)
Christian Feast Day of Eucharius
Christian Feast Day of Richard Baxter
(Episcopal Church (USA))
Christian Feast Day of Romaric  

* Constitution Day  (Uzbekistan) official holiday since 1992.
* CARICOM-Cuba Day (Cuba, Carribean) celebrates diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community

Fête de la Lierre   Translation:  Ivy Day (French Republican) The 18th day of the Month of Frimaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Early to rise and early to bed
makes a male healthy and wealthy
and dead."
- James Grover Thurber (Decemberember 8th, 1894 – November 2nd, 1961), an American author and cartoonist.

Drink of The Day

Night Cap
2 oz. Rum, white
4 oz. (warm) Milk
1 dash Cinnamon
1 tsp. Sugar
Mix sugar, milk and rum in a coffee mug. Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.

Wine of The Day

Concannon (2008) Reserve
Style - Pinot Noir
San Luis Obispo County

Beer of The Day

 The Detroit Dwarf
Brewer - The Detroit Beer Co.  Detroit, MI, USA
Style - German-Style Brown Ale

Joke of The Day

Four nuns were standing in line at the gates of heaven. Peter asks the first if she has ever sinned. "Well, once I looked at a man's penis," she said. "Put some of this holy water on your eyes and you may enter heaven," Peter told her. Peter then asked the second nun if she had ever sinned. "Well, once I held a man's penis," she replied. "Put your hand in this holy water and you may enter heaven," he said. Just then the fourth nun pushed ahead of the third nun. Peter asked her, "Why did you push ahead in line?" She said, "Because I want to gargle before she sits in it!" 

Quote of The Day

"One martini is all right.  Two are too many, and three are not enough."
- James Thurber (December 8th 1894 – November 2nd 1961), an American author and cartoonist. 

Whiskey of The Day

Basil Hayden's 8 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Price: $37 

December Observances

AIDS Awareness Month
Art and Architecture Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
Bingo Month
Cancer-Related Fatigue Awareness Month
Choose a Summer Camp Month, Natl
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
International Calendar Awareness Month
International Sharps Injury Prevention and Awareness Month
Learn A Foreign Language Month
National Drugged and Drunk Driving Prevention Month
National Hand Washing Awareness Month
National Made in America Month
National Sign-Up for Camp Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Nativity Fast (Eastern churches) starts September 1st
Operation Santa Paws December 1st - 24th
Quince and Watermelon Month
Read a New Book Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) December 17th - February 5th
The Christmas Seal Campaign Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Winter-een-mas season (to celebrate the joy of video gaming)
World Aids Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Write (to) a Friend Month

Observances this Week

Hand Washing Awareness Week, First Full Week in December
Clerc-Gallaudet Week, First Full Week in December
National Handwashing Awareness Week, First Full Week in December
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, First Full Week in December 

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