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Christmas gets most of the press this time of year. But December is a month full of religious and secular festivals and holidays, along with some wild and wacky days as well.
We kicked off the month with Eat a Red Apple Day and National Fritters Day. Now, today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) is Oatmeal Muffin Day.
"This special day is not steeped in tradition," according to holidayinsights.com. "To the contrary, we have found no information about this day. But, it is clear to us, that eating oatmeal muffins will fulfill the objective of this day. Of course, baking the muffins yourself, adds to the enjoyment and pleasure of this day.
Then there's also Look for an Evergreen Day.
"As we researched this special day, we questioned the timing," according to holidayinsights.com. "By the 19th of December, most people have found and put up their Christmas tree. So if you are still treeless, this special day could be the day to do so."
Meanwhile, here’s what is still ahead for December in the ine of holidays and other special observances:
We can’t vouch for the authenticity of some of these lesser known observances, but if you need a moment to forget the stress that sometimes comes with the major holidays, there’s got to be a few here to make you smile.
December is Human Rights Month.
Wed., Dec. 19: Look for an Evergreen Day; Oatmeal Muffin Day
Thur., Dec. 20: Go Caroling Day; Games Day
Fri., Dec. 21: Winter Solstice, First Day of Winter; Forefather’s Day—celebrating the day Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock; Humbug Day; National Flashlight Day; Look on the Bright Side Day; Hamburger Day
Sat., Dec. 22: National Date Nut Bread Day; Haiku Poetry Day
Sun., Dec. 23: Fourth Sunday of Advent; Festivus “For the Rest of Us”; Roots Day
Mon., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve; National Chocolate Day; National Egg Nog Day
Tues., Dec. 25: Christmas—Christian observance of Jesus’ birth; National Pumpkin Pie Day
Wed., Dec. 26: Kwanzaa, which lasts through Jan. 1; Boxing Day; Thank You Note Day; National Whiners Day
Thurs., Dec. 27: Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day; National Fruitcake Day
Fri., Dec. 28: Card Playing Day
Sat., Dec. 29: Pepper Pot Day; Tick Tock Day
Sun., Dec. 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day; Bacon Day
Mon., Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve; Unlucky Day; No Interruptions Day