We all know that Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, but did you know that December 18th this year is Roast Suckling Pig Day? Read on for some little known holidays celebrated this month that would add something extra to your story. If you search, I'm sure you can find even more little known holidays.
December 2 is National Mutt Day. Spend this day with your faithful mutt and make him or her feel special.
December 14 is Monkey Day. How does one celebrate Monkey Day? Why, you scream like a monkey!
December 15 is Cat Herders Day, although I don't really think it is about herding cats. That is a nearly impossible task, so maybe this is a day when you should take on things that you think may be unachievable.
December 3, Skywarn Recognition Day, recognizes the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the NOAA.
December 5 is Day of the Ninja. I really wasn't sure what category to file this one under. Maybe some make a living by being a ninja? Even if you aren't a ninja, this is the day you can pretend to be one!
December 6 is Miner's Day. Every miner, past and present, is honored on this day.
December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day
December 9 is National Salesperson Day. On this day, you should tell your your check-out clerks, your car salesman, your insurance rep, etc., just how much you appreciate them.
Christmas Related Holidays
December 6 – St. Nicholas Day
December 19, Look for an Evergreen Day, is the day to go out and find your perfect Christmas tree.
December 20 – Hanukkah
December 20 – Go Caroling Day
December 21 is Humbug Day. If you are in the midst of Christmas preparations, this is a day for you to vent your frustrations and let go of the stress they bring.
December 22 – National Re-gifting Day
December 25 is A'phabet Day, the day for people who don't want to send out Christmas cards. I have no clue how the name was decided upon.
December 30 is Falling Needles Family Fest Day. Today is time for you and your family members to get rid of the tree you went out and found on Look for an Evergreen Day.
December 10 – International Shareware Day
December 31 Holidays
December 31 is New Year's Eve, but there are also other things to celebrate on this day. On this day, you can also celebrate the following:
Make Up Your Mind Day - On this, the last day of the year, it is time to make up your mind. You know those things you've been procrastinating making a decision on? Well, now is the time to decide once and for all.
No Interruptions Day - This is the day to get of all the modern conveniences that unfortunately distract you from what you should be doing. Time to turn off the cell phone, the television, the DVD player, the radio – well, you get the idea. It might surprise you all you can get done if you aren't distracted so much of the time.
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day - This is the day that a leap second is either added to or subtracted from the calendar.
Unlucky Day - Remember all of the bad things that happened this past year? Now is the time to finish them up and get rid of them so that you can start the new year with a clean slate? Need to apologize to someone for something bad you've done? Now is the the time to do so. Is there someone you need to forgive, someone whose been begging for your forgiveness? Now is the time.
December 3 is Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day – What does Chester Greenwood have to do with earmuffs? He is the one who invented them. He grew frustrated at his inability to keep his ears warm while testing out a new pair of ice skates in the freezing cold temperatures of Farmington, Maine. He made two ear shaped loops of wire and asked his grandmother to sew fur on them. He patented an improved model of this, which had a steel band to hold the fur-covered loops on the ears. They were originally called Greenwood's Champion Ear Protectors.
December 3, National Roof Over Your Head Day, is the day to give thanks if you have a place to live.
December 4 is Wear Brown Shoes Day. Maybe this day was created by someone who always wore black shoes and just simply grew tired of them. The true origins of this day is a mystery.
December 5 – Bathtub Party Day
December 6 is Put on Your Own Shoes Day. My guess is that this holiday was created by a mom who had grown tired of helping her young child put on his shoes. What do you think?