Holidays and Festivals

Independence Day (Kazakhstan) * (see below)
Independence Day (Bahrain)
* (see below)
First day of Las Posadas (Latin America)
* (see below)
Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
* (see below)
Victory Day (Bangladesh)
Victory Day (India)

National Sports Day (Thailand)
The first day of Misa de Gallo (Philippines)
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Christian Feast Day of Adelaide of Italy

* Independence Day (Kazakhstan) celebrating independence from Soviet Union in 1991.
* Independence Day (Bahrain) AKA National Day, celebrating independence from the United Kingdom in due to the withdrawal of United Kingdom from Bahrain, making Bahrain an independent emirate in 1971. This day also is the  accession day for Amir Sh. Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa in 1961.
* Las Posadas is the nine-day celebration beginning December 16 and ending December 24, celebrating the trials which Mary and Joseph endured before finding a place to stay where Jesus could be born (Mexico, Latin America, Christians of Spanish-origin)
* Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)  formerly celebrated as Day of the Vow by the Afrikaners

Fête de la Pignon   Translation:  Pine nut Day (French Republican) The 26th day of the Month of Frimaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Now, thrice welcome, Christmas
Which brings us good cheer,
Mince pies and plum pudding,
Strong ale and strong beer!"
- Anonymous

Drink of The Day

Mint Julep
1 Part Bourbon
12 mint leaves
1 Tsp. Sugar
Fill with Soda
Garnish with Mint Leaves
Muddle together the mint leaves, bourbon and sugarthe add ice fill with soda and give it a little swirl with a bar spoon. Garnish with the remaining mint leaves

Wine of The Day

Tamayo Vineyards (2008) Estate Red Blend
Style - Red Blend
Contra Costa County

Beer of The Day

 Salvator Doppel Bock
Brewer - Paulaner-Salvator-Thomasbräu Brewery, Munich, Germany
Style - Doppelbock
ABV - 7.9%

Joke of The Day

Paddy sees a fat woman at the bar and saunters upto her.
"Excuse me sweetheart, have you got a pen?"
Blushing, the woman softly replies.....
Paddy replied.....
"Well i'd get back to it before the farmer notices you're missing!"

Quote of The Day

"I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop."
Noel Peirce Coward (December 16th, 1899 - March 26th, 1973), an English playwright and entertainer.
- Alternative -
"We could not now take time for further searche or consideration: our victuals being much spente, especially our beer."
- Logbook entry on the Mayflower, December 16, 1620

Whisky of The Day

The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Single Malt Scotch
Price: $60.

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

Human Rights Week , December 10th - December 17th
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14th through February 5th

Gluten-free Baking Week, Full Week Before Christmas
Las Posadas, December 16th through December 24th (Spain, Mexico, Guatamala, Southern USA)

Halcyon Days, 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice 

Historical Events on December 16th


Born on December 16th


Died on December 16th


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