NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY

National Cotton Candy Day celebrates the spun sugar treat that delights candy fans of all ages. On December 7th get your favorite flavor of this sweet delight that dates back to the 1400s. Originally called spun sugar, cotton candy is still a staple at carnivals, fairs, and the circus. While it may be reminiscent of …
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NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY

On December 6th, National Microwave Oven Day honors one appliance that changed the way we use the kitchen.  Quite by accident, self-taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The high-powered …
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NATIONAL REPEAL DAY – December 5

On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States. Prohibition grew out a practice of moderation rooted in the Protestant churches in America. By the 1830s, consumption of alcohol, especially hard spirits, was affecting the nation. Most participants were male. Those who supported who joined the Temperance movement saw …
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NATIONAL SOCK DAY

National Sock Day on December 4th recognizes the rarest of all lasting unities, the marriage of matched socks. When they find each other, wash after wash, dry after to dry, it’s time to celebrate! The founders of the celebration turned the tables on other sock holidays. Such individualism generated was out of control. Days like …
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NATIONAL DICE DAY

Each year on December 4th, National Dice Day recognizes an ancient gaming tool. Many games incorporate dice as a way to add random challenges or obstacles to the objectives.   Players typically throw dice onto a flat surface from their hands or a cup. The uppermost face of the die after it comes to rest …
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NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – December 4

National Cookie Day on December 4th serves up a sweet treat. Bakers across the country warm up the ovens for holiday baking, and we enjoy giving tins of cookies to friends and family all season long.  We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips. The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch …
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NATIONAL PEPPERMINT LATTE DAY

Peppermint Latte Day, on December 3, 2022, is a holiday that celebrates everyone’s favorite winter drink – the peppermint latte! This special day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a warm and cozy latte made with fresh peppermint and rich espresso. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas for the perfect …
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SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY – First Saturday in December

SKYWARN® Recognition Day acknowledges the contributions of public service volunteers who provide essential weather information as it’s happening. Each year on the first Saturday in December, the day honors those volunteers who pay attention when the wind picks up, or the sky turns dark. Their efforts keep their communities safer by communication warnings to the …
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NATIONAL MUTT DAY

National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd. Desperately longing for a new home, millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs in shelters wait for someone to come and adopt them. National Mutt Day provides an excellent opportunity to find …
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FAUX FUR FRIDAY – First Friday in December

Faux Fur Friday, observed on the first Friday in December, provides a stylish way to wear and buy faux fur. Also known as fake fur, the textile made its debut in 1929. Initially made from alpaca wool, faux fur increased in quality as synthetic fibers became available. The fibers not only allowed for more variety …
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