The Urge for Adventure December 2017

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A lifetime is not what is between the moments of birth and death. A lifetime is one moment between my two little breaths. The present, the here, the now. That’s all the life I get. I live each moment in full, In kindness, in peace, without regret. - Chade Meng, Taoist poet

 Engaging in activities this month might surprise you.I passed on some great ideas for exploration, and reasons to get up off the couch and create your own personal holiday magic. December offers even more off the charts gathering with friends and family,  parties, one-on-one encounters that encourage new and original ways to engage which would include people that you have known for a long time or  with those who are new to you. Yes, maybe even a little romance! Here is another chance for you to shine and to become more of your awesome best.

December's Monthly Events

Aid Quits memorial, Washington, D.C. 

Aid Quits memorial, Washington, D.C. 

 AIDS Awareness Month

Awareness Months Month

Bingo’s Birthday Month

National Human Rights Month

National Tie Month

National Write a Business Plan Month

Operation Santa Paws (December 1-December 24)

Quince and Watermelon Month

Photo Artist Juan Coronado

Photo Artist Juan Coronado

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month

Spiritual Literacy Month

Tomato and Winter Squash Month

Universal Human Rights Month

Worldwide Food Service Safety Month



National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)

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Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, December 3-9 (First Full Week)

Cookie Exchange Week, December 18-22 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)

Christmas Bird Count Week, December 14-January 5 (Always every year)

Halcyon Days, December 14-28 (Always seven days before/after the Winter Solstice)

Gluten-free Baking Week, December 17-23 (Week Before Christmas)


Kwanzaa, December 26-January 1






Hanukkah December 12 -20








DECEMBER 1 Friday World AIDS Day

DECEMBER 1 Friday National Pie Day

DECEMBER 1 Friday National Eat a Red Apple Day

DECEMBER 1 Friday Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

DECEMBER 1 Friday Day With(out) Art Day

DECEMBER 1 Friday Faux Fur Friday – (First Friday in Dec.)


DECEMBER 2  Saturday International Abolition Slavery Day

DECEMBER 2  Saturday National Fritters Day

Mutt Day

Mutt Day

DECEMBER 2  Saturday National Mutt Day


DECEMBER 2  Saturday Special Education Day

DECEMBER 2  Saturday Skywarn Recognition Day – (First Sat. in Dec.}


DECEMBER 3  Sunday  International Disabilities Persons Day

DECEMBER 3  Sunday  Roof Over Your Head Day

DECEMBER 4  Monday  National Cookie Day

DECEMBER 4  Monday  National Dice Day


DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  World Soil Day

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Dvlpmnt

Sacher Torte

Sacher Torte

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  National Sacher Torte Day

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  AFL-CIO Day

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  Bathtub Party Day

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  International Ninja Day

DECEMBER 5  Tuesday  Repeal Day #RepealDay


DECEMBER 6  Wednesday  National Pawnbrokers Day

DECEMBER 6  Wednesday  National Microwave Oven Day

DECEMBER 6  Wednesday  National Gazpacho Day

DECEMBER 6  Wednesday  St. Nicholas Day

DECEMBER 6  Wednesday  Miners Day


PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines

DECEMBER 7  Thursday  International Civil Aviation Day

DECEMBER 7  Thursday  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DECEMBER 7  Thursday  National Cotton Candy Day


DECEMBER 8  Friday   National Brownie Day

DECEMBER 8  Friday  Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day 


DECEMBER 9  Saturday  International Anti-Corruption Day

DECEMBER 9  Saturday  National Pastry Day

DECEMBER 9  Saturday  Weary Willie Day

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DECEMBER 9  Saturday  National Wreaths Day – 2nd Sat. in December


DECEMBER 10 Sunday  Dewey Decimal System Day

DECEMBER 10 Sunday  Human Rights Day

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

DECEMBER 10 Sunday  Nobel Prize Day


DECEMBER 11 Monday  International Mountain Day

DECEMBER 11 Monday  National Noodle Ring Day

DECEMBER 11 Monday  UNICEF Birthday


DECEMBER 12  Tuedsday  National Ambrosia Day

DECEMBER 12  Tuedsday  National Ding-a-Ling Day

DECEMBER 12  Tuedsday  Gingerbread House Day

DECEMBER 12  Tuedsday  Poinsettia Day

DECEMBER 12  Tuedsday  Chanukah Begins 


Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

DECEMBER 13  Wednesday  National Cocoa Day

DECEMBER 13  Wednesday  National Violin Day

DECEMBER 13  Wednesday  National Day Of The Horse 





DECEMBER 14  Thursday  National Bouillabaisse Day

DECEMBER 15  Friday  National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day

DECEMBER 15  Friday  Bill of Rights Day

DECEMBER 15  Friday  Cat Herders Day 

DECEMBER 15  Friday  National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day 

DECEMBER 15  Friday  Underdog Day


DECEMBER 16  Saturday  National Chocolate-covered Anything Day

DECEMBER 16  Saturday  Barbie and Barney Backlash Day

DECEMBER 16  Saturday  Free Shipping Day – Changes Annually


DECEMBER 17  Sunday  National Maple Syrup Day

DECEMBER 17  Sunday  Wright Brothers Day


DECEMBER 18  Monday  International Migrants Day

DECEMBER 18  Monday  U.N. Arabic Language Day

DECEMBER 18  Monday  National Roast Suckling Pig Day

DECEMBER 18  Monday  Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day


DECEMBER 19  Tuesday  National Hard Candy Day

DECEMBER 19  Tuesday  National Oatmeal Muffin Day


DECEMBER 20  Wednesday  National Sangria Day


DECEMBER 21  Thursday  National French Fried Shrimp Day

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DECEMBER 21  Thursday  Crossword Puzzle Day


DECEMBER 21  Thursday  Humbug Day 

DECEMBER 21  Thursday  Yule - Winter Solstice 

DECEMBER 21  Thursday  National Flashlight Day

DECEMBER 21  Thursday  National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day

DECEMBER 21  Thursday  National Re-Gifting Day 


DECEMBER 22  Friday  National Date Nut Bread Day

DECEMBER 22  Friday  Anne and Samantha Day (also June 21)

DECEMBER 22  Friday  Forefathers Day – December 22 


DECEMBER 23  Saturday  National Pfeffernusse Day

DECEMBER 23  Saturday  National Roots Day

DECEMBER 23  Saturday  Festivus


DECEMBER 24  Sunday    National Eggnog Day

DECEMBER 24  Sunday  Christmas Eve


DECEMBER 25 Monday  National Pumpkin Pie Day

DECEMBER 25 Monday  A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day

Family Holidays

Family Holidays

DECEMBER 25 Monday  Christmas


DECEMBER 26  Tuesday National Candy Cane Day

DECEMBER 26  Tuesday National Thank You Note Day

DECEMBER 26  Tuesday National Whiner’s Day

DECEMBER 26  Tuesday Boxing Day (Canada)


DECEMBER 27   Wednesday  National Fruitcake Day


DECEMBER 28  Thursday  National Chocolate Candy Day

DECEMBER 28  Thursday  National Card Playing Day

DECEMBER 28  Thursday  Holy Innocents Day

DECEMBER 28  Thursday  Pledge of Allegiance Day


DECEMBER 29  Friday  National Pepper Pot Day

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DECEMBER 29  Friday  Tick Tock Day

DECEMBER 29  Friday  No Interruptions Day


DECEMBER 30  Saturday  National Bicarbonate of Soda Day


DECEMBER 30  Saturday  Falling Needles Family Fest Day

DECEMBER 30  Saturday  Bacon Day

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DECEMBER 31 Sunday  National Champagne Day

DECEMBER 31 Sunday  Make Up Your Mind Day

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DECEMBER 31 Sunday  New Year’s Eve

DECEMBER 31 Sunday  Universal Hour of Peace