Special Days and Observances in December

December Calendar
December Calendar. Image credit: richcat / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of December has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Month-Long Observances

  • Write a Friend Month
  • Stress-Free Family Holidays Month

Week-Long Observances

  • Christmas Tree Week - December 4 - 10 (first full week)
  • Tolerance Week - December 5 - 9   (first full work week)
  • Hanukka - December 24 - January1
  • Human Rights Week - December 12 - 16 (second work week)
  • Thank a Soldier Week - December 18 - 24 (week before or including Christmas)

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

  • December   1 Rosa Parks Day
  • December   3 Make a Gift Day
  • December   4  Santa's List Day
  • December   4  Cookie Day
  • December   6  Give a Secret Gift Day
  • December   7  Pearl Harbor Day
  • December   7  Letter Writing Day

Second Week

  • December   8  Winter Flowers Day
  • December   8  Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
  • December   9  Homemade Gift Day
  • December 10  Human Rights Day
  • December 10  Day of the Horse (always second Saturday)
  • December 11  World Choral Day (always second Sunday)
  • December 13  Violin Day
  • December 14  Deck the Halls Day

Third Week

  • December 15  Bill of Rights Day
  • December 16  Boston Tea Party
  • December 17  Wright Brothers' First Flight Anniversary
  • December 19  Build a Snowman Day
  • December 20  Go Caroling Day
  • December 20  Games Day
  • December 21  Forefathers Day
  • December 21  Look on the Bright Side Day

    Last Week

    • December 23  Festivus
    • December 23  Roots Day
    • December 25  Christmas Day
    • December 26  National Whiners Day
    • December 28  National Card Playing Day
    • December 30  Take a Walk Day
    • December 31  New Year's Eve

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