Hogmanay (Scotland) * (see below)
Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day
The fifth day of Christmas
(Western Christianity)

Christian Feast Day of Thomas Becket
Christian Feast Day of Trophimus of Arles
* Hogmanay (Scotland)
, the name Scots give to NYE (1-4) Notably celebrated in Edinborough.

Fête de la Salpêtre   Translation:  Saltpeter Day (French Republican) The Ninth day of the Month of Nivôse in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Then let us be merry and taste the good cheer,
And remember old Christmas comes but once a year."
- Unknown

Drink of The Day

Sagatiba Velha Cachaça
Dry Vermouth
Simple Syrup
Blood Orange
Muddle the lime and Blood Orange chunks, combine ingredients, shake and pour contents into a bucket glass

Wine of The Day

Maryhill (2007) Proprietor's Reserve
Style - Merlot
Columbia Valley

Beer of The Day

 - Eastern Hemisphere -
Chimay Tripel White
Brewer - Bières de Chimay, a.k.a. Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont, Chimay, Belgium
Style - Tripel
ABV - 8%
- Western Hemisphere -
AleSmith Decadence
Brewer - AleSmith Brewing Co.   San Diego, CA
Style - South German-Style Weizenbock

Joke of The Day

Doctor: "Well, well.  It seems that your weight is perfect. 
It just happens that you are eleven feet too short." 

Quote of The Day

“If I had one wish, it would be to not have a reason to make one.”
- Unknown

Whiskey of The Day

Texas Crown Club Canadian Whisky
Price: $25- In Celebration of Admission Day in Texas

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

Christmas Week, December 25th through January 6th
December 26th through January 1st
The Twelve Days of Christmas, December 25th through January 6th
Holiday Week,
Final Week of December
Final Week of December
It's About Time Week,
Final Week of December
Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14th through February 5th
New Years Run, December 29th through January 1st

Historical Events on December 29th


Born on December 29th


Died on December 29th


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