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.
Today (Thursday, Dec. 20) is Go Caroling Day.
"By far more popular decades ago, Christmas holiday caroling is a great opportunity to enjoy the holiday and appreciate its meaning," according to holidayinsights.com. Christmas caroling remains popular in many areas and among many groups.
"Scouts and youth groups often partake in this special musical event. Even family parties and business parties sometimes produce an impromptu caroling event."
If you can't go caroling today, consider attending the Good 'Pellas' a cappella concert of holiday carols tonight (Thursday, Dec. 20) at Roseville Lutheran Church. Click on to this Roseville Patch link to see our post It's a fundraiser for the Cantus Certus choir at Roseville Area High School.
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.
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