Media Diary: December 2018 Special Days

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We have collated a selection of Special Events for you to work with for the month of December.


December is the special month for:

Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month
AIDS Awareness Month
National Pear Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (1-24)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

The Special Weeks for December:

Cookie Cutter Week (1st wk in Dec)
Saturnalia (17-23)

December Special Days:

1-Dec Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1-Dec Eat a Red Apple Day
1-Dec Inauguration day (Mexico)
1-Dec National holiday (Romania)
1-Dec Republic Day (Central African Republic)
1-Dec Restoration of Independence (Portugal)
1-Dec Small Business Saturday
1-Dec World AIDS Awareness Day
2-Dec First Sunday of Advent
2-Dec Fritters Day
2-Dec Good Neighborliness Day (Turkmenistan)
2-Dec International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2-Dec National Day (Laos)
2-Dec National Mutt Day (US)
3-Dec Advent begins, date varies (Christian)
3-Dec Anniversary of the Coronation of King Tupou I (Tonga)
3-Dec Chanukah/Hanukkah I (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
3-Dec Day of Navarre (Spain)
3-Dec Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan observed
3-Dec International Day of Persons with Disabilities
3-Dec Make a Gift Day
3-Dec National Roof over Your Head Day (US)
4-Dec Hanukkah II (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
4-Dec National Cookie Day (US)
4-Dec Santas’ List Day
4-Dec Wear Brown Shoes Day
5-Dec Bathtub Party Day
5-Dec Day of the Ninja
5-Dec Hanukkah III (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
5-Dec International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
5-Dec Repeal Day – The 21st Amendment Ends Prohibition
5-Dec St Nicholas’ Eve/Sinterklaas (Netherlands)
5-Dec World Soil Day
6-Dec Army Day (Ukraine)
6-Dec Constitution Day (Spain)
6-Dec Foundation of Quito (Ecuador)
6-Dec Hanukkah IV (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
6-Dec Independence Day (Finland)
6-Dec Microwave Oven Day
6-Dec Mitten Tree Day
6-Dec Put on your own Shoes Day
6-Dec St. Nicholas Day
7-Dec Eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Columbia)
7-Dec Farmer’s Day (Ghana)
7-Dec Hanukkah V (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
7-Dec International Civil Aviation Day
7-Dec Letter Writing Day
7-Dec National Cotton Candy Day (US)
7-Dec National Heroes Day (East Timor)
7-Dec Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (US)
7-Dec Spitak Remembrance Day (Armenia)
7-Dec The Feast of St. Ambrose (Italy)
7-Dec Western Province Day (Solomon Islands)
8-Dec Battle Day (Falkland Islands)
8-Dec Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
8-Dec Constitution Day (Uzbekistan)
8-Dec Feast of the immaculate Conception (Christian)
8-Dec Hanukkah VI/Rosh Chodesh Tevet  (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
8-Dec Mother Day (Panama)
8-Dec National Brownie Day (US)
8-Dec National Youth Day (Albania)
8-Dec Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
8-Dec Saint Kliment Ohridski’s Day (Macedonia)
8-Dec Virgin of Caacupé Day (Paraguay)
9-Dec Christmas Card Day
9-Dec Hanukkah VII (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
9-Dec International Anti-Corruption Day
9-Dec International Children’s Day – Second Sunday in December
9-Dec National Heroes Day (Antigua and Barbuda)
9-Dec National Pastry Day (US)
9-Dec Republic Day (Tanzania)
9-Dec Second Sunday Advent (Christian)
10-Dec Dewey Decimal System Day
10-Dec Hanukkah VIII (Holiday of lights) (Jewish)
10-Dec International Human Rights Day
10-Dec Jane Addams Day (1st US woman to win Nobel Prize)
11-Dec Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster (Canada)
11-Dec Human Rights and Peace Day (Kiribati)
11-Dec International Mountain Day
11-Dec Noodle Ring Day
11-Dec Republic Day (Madagascar)
12-Dec Day of Neutrality (Turkmenistan)
12-Dec Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Christian)
12-Dec Gingerbread House Day
12-Dec Jamhuri Day (Kenya)
12-Dec National Ding-a-Ling Day (US)
12-Dec Poinsettia Day
13-Dec Ice Cream Day
13-Dec National Day (Saint Lucia)
13-Dec National Guard Birthday (US)
13-Dec Republic Day (Malta)
13-Dec Violin Day
14-Dec Christmas Jumper Day
14-Dec International Monkey Day
14-Dec National Bouillabaisse Day (US)
14-Dec Official Lost and Found Day
14-Dec Roast Chestnuts Day
15-Dec Bill of Rights Day
15-Dec National Cupcake Day (US)
15-Dec National Lemon Cupcake Day (US)
16-Dec Chocolate Covered Anything Day
16-Dec Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
16-Dec Independence Day (Kazakhstan)
16-Dec National Day (Bahrain)
16-Dec Third Sunday of Advent (Christian)
17-Dec National Maple Syrup Day (US)
17-Dec Day of Reconciliation observed (South Africa)
17-Dec Independence Day observed (Kazakhstan)
17-Dec National Day (second day) (Bahrain)
17-Dec Pan American Aviation Day
17-Dec Wright Brothers Day (US)
18-Dec Arabic Language Day
18-Dec Asarah B’Tevet (Jewish)
18-Dec Bake Cookies Day
18-Dec International Migrants Day
18-Dec National Day (Qatar)
18-Dec National Roast Suckling Pig Day (US)
18-Dec Nigerien Republic Day
19-Dec Look for an Evergreen Day
19-Dec Oatmeal Muffin Day
19-Dec Remembrance Day for Roma and Sinti killed by Genocide (Germany)
19-Dec Separation Day (Anguilla)
19-Dec St. Nicholas Day
19-Dec Underdog Day
20-Dec Abolition of Slavery (Reunion)
20-Dec Go Caroling Day
20-Dec International Human Solidarity Day
20-Dec Macau S.A.R. Establishment Day
20-Dec Sangria Day
21-Dec Crossword Puzzle Day
21-Dec Forefather’s Day
21-Dec Humbug Day
21-Dec Look on the Bright Side Day
21-Dec National Flashlight Day (US)
21-Dec Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year
21-Dec Dōngzhì Festival (Taiwan)
21-Dec International Dalek Remembrance Day
21-Dec Turkish Language Day (Macedonia)
21-Dec Ugly Sweater Day
21-Dec Yule
22-Dec Date Nut Bread Day
22-Dec Unity Day (Zimbabwe)
23-Dec Festivus – for the rest of us
23-Dec Roots Day
23-Dec Emperor’s Birthday (Japan)
23-Dec Fourth Sunday of Advent (Christian)
24-Dec National Chocolate Day (US)
24-Dec Birth Date of Kim Jong Suk (North Korea)
24-Dec Christmas Eve (Christian)
24-Dec Eggnog Day
24-Dec Emperor’s Birthday observed (Japan)
24-Dec Independence Day (Libya)
24-Dec Yap Constitution Day (Micronesia)
25-Dec A’phabet Day or No “L” Day
25-Dec Christmas Day (Christian)
25-Dec Constitution Day (Taiwan)
25-Dec Grav Mass Day
25-Dec National Pumpkin Pie Day (US)
26-Dec Boxing Day
26-Dec Day of Goodwill
26-Dec Family Day (Vanuatu)
26-Dec Independence and Unity Day (Slovenia)
26-Dec Kwanzaa (until Jan 1)
26-Dec National Day of Thanksgiving (Solomon Islands)
26-Dec Second day of Christmas
26-Dec St. Stephen’s Day
26-Dec Synaxis of the Mother of God (Greece)
26-Dec Thank You Note Day
27-Dec Constitution Day (North Korea)
27-Dec Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
27-Dec National Fruitcake Day (US)
27-Dec No Interruptions Day
28-Dec Card Playing Day
28-Dec Day of the Holy Innocents (Mexico)
28-Dec Incwala Day
28-Dec Republic Day (South Sudan)
29-Dec Independence Day (Mongolia)
29-Dec Pepper Pot Day
29-Dec Working day (Russia)
30-Dec  National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (US)
30-Dec Bacon Day
30-Dec Day of Declaration of Slovakia as Independent Ecclesiastic Province
30-Dec Rizal Day (Philippines)
31-Dec Festival Day
31-Dec New Year’s Eve
31-Dec Make Up Your Mind Day
31-Dec Old Year’s Night
31-Dec Watch Night


Until next time,




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