Holidays and Festivals

Republic Day (Niger)
National Day (Qatar)
International Migrants Day (International)
New Jersey Day (New Jersey, USA)
Underdog Day

Bake Cookies Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Eponalia, feast of Epona, celebrated during Saturnalia. (Roman Empire) 
Christian Feast Day of Flannan
Christian Feast Day of Gatianus of Tours
Christian Feast Day of O Adonai
Christian Feast Day of Our Lady of Expectation
Christian Feast Day of Sebastian
(Eastern Orthodox)
Christian Feast Day of Winibald 

Fête de la Truffe   Translation:  Truffle Day (French Republican) The 28th day of the Month of Frimaire in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

Here's to holly and ivy hanging up,
And to something wet in every cup."
- Traditional

Drink of The Day

Jello Shots
6-ounce package gelatin
2 cups boiling water
6 ounces cold water
10 ounces 80-proof Clear Alcohol
In a bowl, mix boiling water with the powdered gelatin until fully dissolved. Wait a minute to fully activate the gelatin. 
Let gelatin cool for five to ten minutes to reduce alcohol vapor loss.
Stir in cold water and alcohol.
Pour resulting mixture into shot glasses or plastic cups.
- The maximum alcohol content is somewhere between 19 and 20 foz of vodka to a  3 oz package of gelatin powder dissolved in 4 fl oz boiling water = about 30% alcohol by volume.

Wine of The Day

Winter Hill (2008) Sauvignon Blanc
Style - Sauvignon Blanc

Beer of The Day

 Storm King Stout
Brewer - Victory Brewing, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Style - Russian Imperial Stout
ABV - 9.1%

Joke of The Day

A little boy goes to his mother one day with a puzzled look on his face.
'Say, Mom, why is my big brother named Mighty Storm?'
'Because he was conceived during a mighty storm,' she replied.
'Why is my sister's name Cornflower?' he asked.
'Well, your father and I were in a corn field when we made her,' the mother replied.
'And why is my other sister named Moonchild?' he asked.
'We were watching the moonlanding while she was conceived,' she replied.
'Tell me, Torn Rubber, why are you so curious?  

Quote of The Day

"If, someday, we all go to prison for downloading music; I hope they separate us by genres."
- Unknown   

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

Gluten-free Baking Week, Full Week Before Christmas
Las Posadas, December 16th through December 24th (Spain, Mexico, Guatamala, Southern USA)
Saturnalia, (Ancient Rome) December 17th - 23rd 

Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14th through February 5th 
Halcyon Days, 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice

Historical Events on December 18th


Born on December 18th


Died on December 18th


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