15   Bill of Rights Day
15   National Gingerbread Latte Day
15   National Lemon Cupcake Day
16   National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
17   National Maple Syrup Day
17   Wright Brothers' First Flight
18   Bake Cookies Day
18   International Migrants Day
19   Look for an Evergreen Day
20   Games Day
20   Go Caroling Day
20   Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
21   Crossword Puzzle Day
21   National French Fried Shrimp Day
21   Ribbon Candy Day
21   Winter Solstice
23   Roots Day – celebrate your heritage/genealogy
24   Christmas Eve
24   National Egg Nog Day
25   Christmas Day
26   National Candy Cane Day
26   National Thank-you Note Day
27   Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
27   National Fruitcake Day
28   National Card Playing Day
28   Pledge of Allegiance Day

31   New Years Eve

December Monthly Observances

Bingo Birthday Month
Human Rights Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Root Vegetables & Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Tie Month
Write a Friend Month

Looking for something to do with the family this month? It’s not hard to find things to do in December considering all of the holiday festivities, events and family gatherings to take part in. However, if you’re looking to blend in something creative and different, check out our selected list of December observances for your family to explore and enjoy!

Spiritually, December is a great time for counting our blessings and honoring heritage with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Roots Day. And, there’s much more to do, celebrate, eat, drink and enjoy including shopping, cooking, baking, Rosa Parks Day, U. S. National Guard Birthday, National Brownie Day, Bake Cookies Day, Gingerbread House Day, Egg Nog Day, National Cocoa Day, Go Caroling Day, Make a Gift Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, New Years Eve, and setting goals for the coming year—and your next family reunion.

With so much to celebrate in December there’s no wonder it’s also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. So let’s all be safe. Don’t Drink and Drive. Don’t Drug and Drive. Don’t Text and Drive. And don’t let your friends. Have a great holiday season and we’ll see you in 2020.

December Weekly Observances

Computer Science Education Week:  9 - 15

Hanukkah: 22 - 30
Kwanzaa:  26 - Jan. 1

December Daily Observances


1     Eat a Red Apple Day
1     Rosa Parks Day
1     World Aids Day
2      Cyber Monday
2     International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2     National Fritters Day
3     Make a Gift Day
3     National Peppermint Latte Day
3      GivingTuesday
4     National Cookie Day
4     Santa's List Day...naughty or nice?
4     Wildlife Conservation Day
5     National Comfort Food Day
5     World Soil Day
6     Faux Fur Friday
7     National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8     National Brownie Day
8     World Choral Day
9     Christmas Card Day
9     National Pastry Day
12   Gingerbread House Day
12   Poinsettia Day
13   National Cocoa Day 
13   U.S. National Guard Birthday
13   Violin Day
14   Free Shipping Day
14   Gingerbread Decorating Day

14   National Bouillabaisse Day
14   National Wreaths Across America Day
14   Roast Chestnuts Day

Copyright 2014-2019  Family Reunion Institute. All rights reserved.

DECEMBER 2019

FAMILY TIME

by Sylvia Ford-George