Special Days in December, 2013

dec-2013-web

Special Days in December has been updated for 2017!   CLICK HERE

 

December is packed with  holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, celebrate, or add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

December’s  Themes and Dedications:

  • Bingo
  • Egg Nog
  • Exotic Fruit
  • Food Safety
  • Fruit Cake
  • Pear
  • Quince
  • Read a New Book
  • Root Vegetables
  • Safe Toys and Gifts
  • Spiritual Literacy
  • Tie
  • Tomato
  • Winter Squash
  • Write A Business Plan

Dec. 1

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Civil Air Patrol Day
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins (deaf heritage)
  • Cookie Cutter Week begins
  • Eat a Red Apple Day
  • First Passenger Balloon Flight 1783
  • Handwashing Awareness Week begins
  • Pay It Forward Day
  • Pie Day
  • Recipe Greetings Week begins
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • Skywarn Recognition Day
  • World AIDS Day

Dec. 2

  • Abolition of Slavery Day
  • Cyber Monday
  • Fritters Day
  • Mutt Day
  • Special Education Day

Dec. 3

  • Disabled Persons Day
  • First Human Heart Transplant 1967
  • Illinois Statehood 1818
  • Make a Gift Day
  • Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

Dec. 4

  • Cookie Day
  • Cookie Cutter Week begins
  • Dice Day
  • Monopoly Game Debut 1935
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day

Dec. 5

  • Walt Disney born 1901
  • Last Day of Hanukkah
  • Ninja Day
  • Levi Strauss Invented Blue Jeans
  • Torte Day
  • President Martin Van Buren born 1782
  • Volunteer Day

Dec. 6

  • Gazpacho Day
  • Microwave patented 1945
  • Miner’s Day
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Pawnbrokers Day

Dec. 7

  • Civil Aviation Day
  • Cotton Candy Day
  • Delaware Statehood 1787
  • Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day 1941

Dec. 8

  • Brownie Day
  • Candle Lighting Day
  • Choral Day
  • First Greeting Card Printed 1843
  • Human Rights Week begins
  • Pretend to be a Traveler Day
  • USSR Dissolved 1991
  • Inventor Eli Whitney born 1765

Dec. 9

  • Anti-Corruption Day
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas Debut 1965
  • Pastry Day
  • Roller Skates Patented 1884
  • Weary Willie Day (circus clown)

Dec. 10

  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Poet Emily Dickinson born 1830
  • Human Rights Day
  • Mississippi Statehood 1817
  • Nobel Prize Day

Dec. 11

  • Indiana Statehood 1816
  • Mountain Day
  • Northern Lights Recorded for First Time 1719
  • UNICEF founded 1947

Dec. 12

  • Ding -a-Ling Day
  • Gingerbread House Day
  • Golf Tee Patented 1899
  • Hovercraft Patented 1955
  • Pennsylvania Statehood 1787
  • Poinsettia Day

Dec. 13

  • Cocoa Day
  • Halcyon Days begin (period of calm weather)
  • Horse Day
  • Ice Cream Day
  • Santa Lucia Day
  • Violins Day

Dec. 14

  • Alabama Statehood 1819
  • Bouillabaisse Day
  • Scientist Tycho Brahe born 1546
  • Monkey Day
  • Nostradamus born 1503
  • Raggedy Ann Doll Debut 1914
  • South Pole First Reached 1911

Dec. 15

  • Bill of Rights Day 1791
  • Bird Count Week begins
  • Cat Herders Day
  • Gluten-free Baking Week begins
  • Lemon Cupcake Day
  • Nero born 37AD

Dec. 16

  • Composer Ludwig Von Beethoven born 1770
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Vending Machine patented 1884
  • Zionism Day

Dec. 17

  • A Christmas Carol first published 1843
  • Maple Syrup Day
  • Saturnalia begins
  • Wright Brothers Day

Dec.18

  • Migrants Day
  • New Jersey Statehood 1787
  • The Nutcracker Suite Premier 1892
  • Underdog Day

Dec. 19

  • Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • Poor Richards Almanac first published 1732
  • Re-Gifting Day
  • United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

Dec. 20

  • Electricity Theme Day
  • Games Day
  • Human Solidarity Day

Dec. 21

  • Apollo 8 Blast Off 1968
  • Forefathers Day
  • Fried Shrimp Day
  • Hamburger Day
  • Humbug Day
  • Look at the Bright Side Day
  • Pilgrims Arrival at Plymouth 1620
  • Winter Solstice
  • World Peace Day

Dec. 22

  • Date-Nut Bread Day
  • Dinofish discovered 1938
  • Haiku Day
  • Thermometer Day

Dec. 23

  • Festivus
  • Roots Day
  • A Visit From St. Nicholas  First Released 1823

Dec. 24

  • Christmas Eve
  • Egg Nog Day
  • Phonograph Patented 1877

Dec. 25

  • Christmas
  • Scientist Isaac Newton born 1643
  • It’s About Time Week begins
  • Pumpkin Pie Day

Dec. 26

  • Boxing Day
  • Candy Cane Day
  • Kwanzaa begins
  • Thank You Note Day

Dec. 27

  • Fruit Cake Day
  • Scientist Johannes Kepler born 1571
  • Scientist Louis Pasteur born 1822
  • Visit the Zoo Day

Dec. 28

  • Card Playing Day
  • Chewing Gum Patented 1869
  • Chocolate Candy Day
  • Iowa Statehood 1846
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day
  • President Woodrow Wilson born 1856
  • They’re Always Changing the Map Day

Dec. 29

  • President Andrew Johnson born 1808
  • Battle of Wounded Knee 1890
  • Pepper Pot Day
  • Texas Statehood 1845
  • Tick Tock Day

Dec. 30

  • Bacon Day
  • Bicarbonate Soda Day
  • Falling Needles Family Fest Day
  • Author Ruyard Kipling born 1865
  • Let’s Make a Deal Day
  • Author Mercer Mayer born 1943

Dec. 31

  • Make Up Your Mind Day
  • Artist Henri Matisse born 1869
  • New Years Eve
  • No Interruptions Day
  • World Peace Meditation Day

For a free printable of the December calendar image at the top of this post click here!  http://inkhappi.com/december-2013-calendar/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/december

http://agstaar.blogspot.com/2009/11/december-food-themes.html

You can sign up for day in history e-mails at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11  and  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

Happy December!

betty jo

MMMButton TeachMeTuesdaysButton HHH-300x300

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Special Days in December, 2013

  1. Pingback: Free Christmas Themed Teaching Resources | Still Learning Something New

  2. Pingback: Countdown to Christmas | Still Learning Something New

  3. Pingback: Change of Plans and A Melting Pot Christmas | Still Learning Something New

  4. Pingback: More great Christmas Resources for FREE | Benoit Academy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s