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Weary Willie Day and Other Unusual Holidays
Here are some more unusual holidays in December for you to consider using in your stories.
Food /Drink Holidays
Food holidays are pretty self-explanatory. Why not come up with a legend about why each of these was created?
December 1 – Eat a Red Apple Day
December 2 – National Fritters Day
December 4 – National Cookie Day
December 5 is Repeal Day. This day celebrates the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933.
December 7 – National Cotton Candy Day
December 8 – National Brownie Day
December 9 – National Pastry Day
December 11 – National Noodle Ring Day
December 13 – Ice Cream Day
December 14 – National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15 – National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 – National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
December 17 – National maple Syrup Day
December 18 – Bake Cookies Day
December 18 – Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 19 – Oatmeal Muffin Day
December 20 – National Date Nut Bread Day
December 24 – National Egg Nog Day
December 25 – National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26 – National Candy Cane Day
December 27 – National Fruitcake Day
December 30 – National Bacon Day
December 4 – National Dice Day
December 21 – Crossword Puzzle Day
December 12, National Ding-a-Ling Day, is a day to cut loose and act just a little weird.
December 27 – Make Cut Out Snowflake Day
December 28 – Card Playing Day
December 8 – Take it in the Ear Day
December 9 is Weary Willie Day. Weary Willie is a character made famous by clown Emmett Kelly. This is a day to appreciate the art of clowning; learn to juggle, wear some really big pants, or put on some clown make-up.
December 11 – International Mountain Day
December 16 – Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
December 16 is Underdog Day, just the day for those of you who always feel like you are the underdog. This is your day to feel superior to all around you.
December 21, National Flashlight Day, would be a great day to make sure you have enough flashlights and batteries to last through the winter. You might need your flashlight on this, the shortest day of the year. You would also need them if your power went out due to any reason.
December 21 is also Look on the Bright Side Day. This has nothing to do with sunlight, it has to do with being optimistic. No matter how bad your outlook might be, this is the day to look on the bright side.
December 23 – Festivus
December 23 is Roots Day. Are there pirates in your genealogy? What about royalty? Whoever is present in your genealogy, this is the day to pay tribute to them.
December 26 is National Whiner's Day. I know, some people act like every day is a day to whine, but today actually is. You have 24 hours to whine about anything and everything. Once the clock hits midnight, though, the whining needs to stop.
December 29 is Tick Tock Day. The clock is ticking down and your year is about over. Have you accomplished everything this year that you wanted? If not, you might want to get a move on. There are only two days left, then a new year begins.
December 13 – Violin Day
December 4 is Santa's Letter Day. A good way to get your children interested in writing, this is the day to write your letter to Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas.
December 7 is Letter Writing Day. Remember when you had to handwrite each and every letter? Not many do that anymore; most simply send them through email. A handwritten letter is so much more personal, why not take the time today to sit down and write a letter to that special person?
December 10 is Dewey Decimal System Day, a day that I'm pretty sure every librarian celebrates. Those of us who visit the library should celebrate it, too, since the Dewey Decimal System makes it a breeze for us to find the exact book we are looking for.
December 21 is Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day. Phileas Fogg is a character from Around the World in Eighty Days, a book by Jules Verne. He barely won the bet; he made it around the world in 79 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds. With only 1 second to spare, he won £20,000.
December 22 is National Haiku Poetry Day. This is day for you poetry lovers to write a haiku, a traditional Japanese style poem. A haiku normally has a nature theme, but can be written about anything. One has 3 lines and 17 syllables; there are 5 syllables on the first line, 7 syllables on the second line, and 5 syllables on the third line. I wrote an example for you, but I am definitely not a poet, so please don't expect too much.
Late Kentucky fall.
Cold, icy rain pouring down.
Almost like winter.
December 26 – National Thank You Note Day
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