Holidays and Festivals

Anna's Day (Sweden and Finland) * (see below)
Independence Day (Tanzania)
* (see below)
National Heroes Day (Antigua & Barbuda)
*(see below)
Yuri's Day in the Autumn (Russian Orthodox Church)
Weary Willie Day
* (see below)
Eggsmas * (see below)

Day of Remembrance for Egil Skallagrimsson (Asatru)
International Anti-Corruption Day
Christmas Card Day
National Pastry Day
Christian Feast Day of Juan Diego
Christian Feast Day of Leocadia
Christian Feast Day of Nectarius of Auvergne
Christian Feast Day of Peter Fourier
Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne
(Orthodox Church)  

* Anna's Day (Sweden and Finland), a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve. 
* Independence Day (Tanzania) celebrating the independence of Tanganyika from Britain in 1961.

* National Heroes Day (Antigua & Barbuda) formerly V.C. Bird Day.

* Weary Willie Day  named for the character made famous by Emmett Kelly, who was born on this day in 1898.
* Eggsmas Originated From "The League" episode that aired on FX 12/09/2010, a day of painting and displaying christmas eggs.

Fête de la Sabine   Translation:  Savin Juniper Day (French Republican) The 19th day of the Month of Frimaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"I do think
we've had enough to drink
now the time is such...
let's drink too much"
- Unknown

Drink of The Day

Mai Tai
1 Part Rum
1 Part Triple Sec
1 Part Sweet and Sour Mix
1 Part OJ/Pineapple Juice
Dash of Orgeat Syrup
Float Rum
Garnish with a Cherry and Paper Umbrella
- Reported to be invented at Trader Vics Restaurant founded by Victor Jules Bergeron, Jr. (December 10th 1902 – November 10th, 1984)

Wine of The Day

Glenora (2009) Dry Riesling
Style - Dry Riesling
Finger Lakes

Beer of The Day

 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale
Brewer - Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA, USA
Style - American Barleywine
ABV - 9.6%

Joke of The Day

One for the Gals...
Q: What's the smartest thing a man can say?.....
A: Anything that begins with "my wife tells me........"

One for the Guys...
Q: If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is shouting through the letterbox at the front door, which one do you let in first?
A: The dog of course. He'll shut up once you let him in! 

Quote of The Day

"Beer does not make itself properly by itself. It takes an element of mystery and of things that no one can understand."
– Fritz Maytag (December 9th 1937), the former owner of Anchor Brewing Company.

Whisky of The Day

The Dalmore "1263 King Alexander the Third" Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Price: $200 (700ml)

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

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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