Oddest ‘National Day of’ Holidays in December: Part One

It’s almost a new month, and with that, some new, random, and fun, national day of’s are coming! Here are the National Day of’s for the first part of December.

December 1st is National Pie Day, National Eat a Red Apple (Pie?) Day, Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, Day With(out) Art Day, and Rosa Parks Day.





On December 2nd, the National Day of’s are National Fritters Day, National Mutt Day, and Special Education Day.

I hope that this is not a worry for anyone reading this piece as December 3rd is National Roof Over Your Head Day.

December 4th is more lighthearted with National Sock Day, National Dice Day, National Cookie Day, and on the first Tuesday in December, it’s World Trick Shot Day.

December 5th is National Sacher Torte Day, Bathtub Party Day, and International Ninja Day.

National Pawnbrokers Day, National Microwave Oven Day, and National Gazpacho Day are all celebrated on December 6th, along with St. Nicholas Day, and Miner’s Day.

December 2nd is National Illinois Day, (as a Wisconsin native, boo to this day!) It is also National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, National Cotton Candy Day, and the first Friday in December is known as Faux Fur Day.



If you are a chocolate lover, December 8th is National Brownie Day and may be your favorite new day for chocolate. It’s also Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day, (I’m not sure what this entails but it does sound like you would have to dress up, in which case, I’m in!) And if it’s the first Saturday in December, than it’s also National Rhubarb Vodka Day and Skywarn Recognition Day.

National Pastry Day and National Weary Willie Day are both on December 9th.

December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day, Human Rights Day, and Nobel Prize Day.

December 11th is National App Day, (for food or phone apps? Hopefully food..) It’s also National Noodle Ring Day.

December 12th has a lot of Christmas going on as it’s National Ambrosia Day (well I guess this is more of a holiday thing and not specifically Christmas,) National Gingerbread Day, and Poinsettia Day. It’s randomly also National Ding-a-Ling Day, not that I know how or what to do to celebrate that, and Chanukah begins too, but the date changes yearly.

December 13th is National Guard Day, National Cocoa Day, National Violin Day, National Day of the Horse (senate Res. 452,) and Pick a Pathologist Pal Day.

National Alabama Day, National Bouillabaisse Day, and National Salesperson Day are all on December 14th.

And last but not least, the last day of the first part of December, the 15th has National Wear Your Pearls Day, National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Cat Herders Day. The third Saturday in December is National Wreaths Across America Day and it’s also free shipping day, but the date on this also changes annually.

So get your brownie batter ready, your ambrosia ingredients gathered, and get ready to eat your way through the first part of December! (And if we’re being honest, all the way through the month. I mean, it is the holiday season after all.)



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