31 Reasons to Celebrate in December
by WangTianyu on November 18, 2022
Special days and unconventional holidays to observe
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As we mentioned in our last blog post, winter has always been a season to celebrate, especially December. When someone talks about the holidays, they're probably talking about the holidays in December. Because December has so many days to celebrate, not just Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.
Here are 31 reasons to celebrate during the month of December.
Dec. 1: National Christmas Lights Day
From this day on, you can start to set up Christmas decorations, mainly hanging lanterns. When you have finished decorating your house, you can go out for a walk and see the displays in the surrounding neighborhoods, which may give you more new inspiration to install more lights.
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Dec. 2: National Mutt Day
December 2nd is National Mutt Day, a day dedicated to mutts. On this day, if you have a mixed-breed dog that has always been cute and unique, celebrate him! If you don't have such a dog but are a dog lover, consider volunteering at a shelter or adopting one on this day.
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Dec. 3: Let’s Hug Day
Give your loved one a hug today and feel those warm and fuzzy feelings. Hugs are said to reduce stress and improve your health. Maybe you can even get your embarrassing teenager to give you a quick one-arm squeeze.
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Dec. 4: National Cookie Day
If you love cookies, this day is definitely for you. Take advantage of the holidays to host a cookie exchange or bake sale, or enjoy your own homemade cookies, ummmm, it's delicious.
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Dec. 5: Repeal Day
Repeal Day, or the day the United States officially repealed Prohibition, can only be celebrated in one way: enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Order your favorite beer, wine, or cocktail at a local (legal!) bar. If you end up celebrating a little too much, don't forget some antidotes.
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Dec. 6: National Microwave Oven Day
Did you not expect that the microwave ovens we use every day have a special festival, which is on December 6th. There seems to be no more kitchen-changing appliance than the microwave, which easily solves problems such as heating leftovers. Well, make a popcorn or a cake and thank this great appliance!
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Dec. 7: Letter Writing Day
In today's society, electronic products occupy all aspects of our lives, and communication is basically based on text messages or emails. When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper? Today, ditch your smartphone and reach out to friends or family with some old-fashioned snail mail. Bonus points if you make the cards yourself.
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Dec. 8: National Brownie Day
On a cold day, nothing feels as cozy as a warm batch of chocolate cake. Whether you prefer basic cake-like chocolate cake or sticky fudge chocolate cake, there's no wrong way to celebrate this delicious chocolate festival.
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Dec. 9: National Pastry Day
Celebrate National Pastry Day by indulging in your favorite pastries. Try making homemade puff pastry from scratch. or make fun and delicious desserts with store-bought puff pastry.
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Dec. 10: The First Night of Hanukkah*
From blessings on candlesticks to traditional family dinners and playing with tops, there are many wonderful ways to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Even if you don't celebrate, you can learn about the traditions and send best wishes to those celebrating.
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Dec. 11: National App Day
Apps help keep us organized, connected and entertained. So, for National App Day, the goal is to make sure all your apps are up to date and useful to you. And get rid of the stuff you don't need to free up space for.
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Dec. 12: Gingerbread House Day
Make your own holiday gingerbread house from scratch and get ready for the holidays. Host a decorating party where you and your friends can get creatively designed gingerbread houses. Or make one to give as a gift.
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Dec. 13: National Horse Day
Horse lovers gather every December 13th to celebrate all the contributions their favorite animals have made to society throughout history. If it's ok, go for a ride today, or consider donating to a charity that helps horses.
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Dec. 14: Roast Chestnuts Day
Roasted chestnuts are svnonymous with festivals; there's even a classic holiday song about it. Today is the perfect day to learn how to roast chestnuts. You can add them to fillings, desserts, or even soups for a rich, nutty flavor.
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Dec. 15: National Cupcake Day
On National Cupcake Day, there's a treat to satisfy everyone's tastes. From classic Tanilla cupcakes to more decadent, creative treats, and even vegan versions, there's really nothing wrong with eating cupcakes.
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Dec. 16: National Chocolate-Covered-Anything Day
Fruits, nuts, pretzels and more, it seems that covering food with chocolate will only make it better. So on National Chocolate Covered Day, choose your favorite chocolate-covered food to indulge in. Or try a new chocolate-covered recipe.
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Dec. 17: National Maple Syrup Day
Maple syrup is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, and more. In the spring, warm temperatures force sugar maples to convert stored starch into sugar. When sugar mixes with groundwater, a sap is formed. It takes up to 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. So today, thank you for all the work that goes into this sugary syrup.
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Dec. 18: Bake Cookies Day
If you haven't baked 10 dozen holiday cookies yet, today is the day to pick up your cookie knife and get to work. From classic gingerbread, sugar and butter cookies to Christmas cookies from around the world, there are countless ways to test your baked ribs today.
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Dec. 19: National Oatmeal Muffin Day
Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast muffin. So prepare a batch for National Oat Muffin Day and your friends and family will thank you. Try adding pumpkin or applesauce for added flavor and health benefits.
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Dec. 20: Games Day
Play your favorite board game today and spend quality family time with your immediate family before your home is taken over by visiting guests on vacation. If you're competitive, use some pro tricks to win at games like Monopoly and Scrabble.
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Dec. 21: National Hamburger Day
Use National Burger Day as an excuse to indulge in a juicy burger. With classic buns and American cheese or glazed doughnuts and bacon, nothing beats your favorite burger.
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Dec. 22: National Cookie Exchange Day
The day has finally come to share all the cookies you bake. Organize a cookie swap with family and friends to sample everyone's favorite recipes. You can also host a charity bake sale with each other's cookies.
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Dec. 23: National Pfeffernüsse Day
Pfeffernüsse is a small, round spiced biscuit popular in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Made from flour, eggs, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon and other spices, these biscuits are simple to make but have plenty of warm, spicy flavors.
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Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
Whether you're curling up on the couch eating some popcorn and a "Christmas Story", going to carols, or enjoying a feast with friends and family, today is a day to spend time with loved ones. Eat some Christmas cookies and prepare for tomorrow's festivities if you're celebrating.
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Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Santa thinks you're naughty or nice? It's finally time to exchange gifts, hang out with family and friends, indulge in delicious food, and wear holiday pajamas all morning.
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Dec. 26: National Candy Cane Day
Candy canes are a staple of Christmas candy. The story goes that as early as 1670, a choir conductor distributed the original candy canes to children to keep them quiet during church services. Now, candy canes are used for much more than quieting unrulv kids. You can add them to cocktails, popcorn, and other desserts.
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Dec. 27: Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Not very crafty? It does not matter! Messing up a piece of paper snowflake is nearly impossible. But there are many guides to help you start making cut-out snowflake days.
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Dec. 28: National Card Playing Day
From poker to bridge and the old maid, National Solitaire Day has many card games to play. Enjoy learning a new game, or join a family favorite.
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Dec. 29: Tick Tock Day
There are only two days left in the year, try to use that day to deal with any unfinished business. This way, you can enter the new year with all the boxes ticked.
Dec. 30: Bacon Day
Use Bacon Day as a reason to add bacon to every meal you eat today. From breakfast bacon to delicious sandwiches, caramel popcorn, and even cocktails, bacon can add a rich, salty flavor to just about anything.
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Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve
The countdown to the new year has begun! Review all the things you have accomplished in the past 12 months. And look forward to achieving your new goals in the coming year.
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Every day in December is a festival, it is worth celebrating, it is a day when you can meet~~~