You know that weird, confusing and ultimately great feeling when you check your Twitter feed and find out that it’s a random holiday that you didn’t know about? Maybe that’s Mitten Tree Day, Bathtub Party Day or Humbug Day. Whatever the day, it’s a perfectly good excuse to celebrate all month long! Here are 31 random holidays in December you have to celebrate!
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December 1st – Eat a Red Apple Day
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? RIGHT?
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December 2nd – National Fritters Day
You may not know what a fritter is, but you’ve certainly had one before. A fritter is a fried cake or dough with fruit or meats inside. So maybe you want to make your own or perhaps you’ll buy one today, but you can’t get to the end of the day without eating a fritter.
December 3rd – National Roof over Your Head Day
It’s easy to ask for more this time of year. But we often overlook what we already have instead of taking it for granted, like a home. We should all be appreciative of the roof over our heads so take today to say thank you (either out loud or in your head).
December 4th – Wear Brown Shoes Day
Say no more! We’ll happily oblige to wear our favorite brown booties this season. If you don’t own a pair, I guess it’s a great excuse to shop for some!
December 5th – Bathtub Party Day
Everyday is an excuse to celebrate, but this is more of a spa party! Draw yourself the most luxurious, fun or colorful bath you can think of! Relax or play with some rubber duckies to make it a real fiesta!
December 6th – Mitten Tree Day
Not mitten day, not Christmas tree day. Mitten tree day. Celebrate by donating some mittens to those who need it or decorate your tree in…. Well, mittens.
December 7th – National Cotton Candy Day
Maybe you know it as fairy floss, hawai mithai or candy cobwebs. Either way, it still tastes like heavenly goodness lightly melting on your tongue. Make sure you get your hands on some of this sugary goodness.
December 8th – National Brownie Day
I think there should be a national brownie day every month.
December 9th – Christmas Card Day
Receiving a letter in the mail can actually be a wonderful gift. Make your own Christmas cards this year or send one electronically if you’re not feelin’ it.
December 10th – Human Rights Day
A day to celebrate your rights as a human being! The United Nations created this holiday in 1948 to bring awareness to all issues regarding us a happy, functioning people. Maybe learn about a cause you don’t know about or do some good in the world today!
December 11th – National Noodle Ring Day
These days, does anyone even know what a noodle ring is? Much like a bundt cake, a noodle ring is a cake made of noodles. Weird, but tasty. Try your own noodle ring today!
December 12th – National Ding-a-Ling Day
Minds out of the gutter, guys. Ding-a-ling day is a day to be a weirdo, lunatic or just straight up crazy. Act a fool at school or get weird at home and just freak everybody out.
December 13th – Violin Day
Ever wanted to learn how to play the violin? There’s never been a better time than on Violin Day! If you don’t feel like picking one up yourself, try attending an orchestra concert or listen to some violin music.
December 14th – International Monkey Day
Instead of acting like your usual monkey self, today is the day to appreciate all monkeys! Pick your favorite primate (there’s 260 of them!) and post a pic, draw them or plan a trip to visit them!
December 15th – Bill of Rights Day
We all know when the American Constitution was signed, but what about our Bill of Rights? The amendments we so love and use this very day were added to the Constitution on this day 1791. Try and practice all of your beloved rights today!
December 16th – National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
You mean this isn’t everyday? Take the holiday a step further by covering weird stuff in chocolate. Like a sandwich, some leftover turkey or even a bug (cooked of course)!
December 17th – National Maple Syrup Day
Maple syrup is one of the healthiest ways to sweeten any recipe. So instead of just pouring them on your pancakes, try making a batch of cookies or cake with maple syrup instead of regular sugar.
December 18th – Bake Cookies Day
Speaking of cookies, time to make your favorite cookies today! Since it’s the time of giving and sharing, make as many as you can and gift them to your friends, family, classmates and neighbors.
December 19th – Look for an Evergreen Day
Don’t know what an evergreen is? Sure you do! It’s a tree or piece of greenery! Put one in your home for the holidays or simply admire some greenery in your local park!
December 20th – Go Caroling Day
When was the last time you said you went caroling? Grab your friends and use this holiday as an excuse to part take in this classic, holiday tradition.
December 21st – Humbug Day
Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean there are no bad days. And today’s your one free pass. Feel free to be a scrooge on humbug day and just be a total grouch.
December 22nd – National Date Nut Bread Day
The best kind of bread is that date nut bread. Get at it!
December 23rd – Festivus
Maybe you’re not into Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. If you’re looking to celebrate but not into the religious part of it, Festivus is right up your alley!
December 24th – National Egg Nog Day
Today can be a hit or a miss of a holiday. You either love egg nog or hate it. But this egg nog lover can’t get enough of this holiday!
December 25th – National Pumpkin Pie Day
When you’re not busy celebrating Christmas, try enjoying some fresh pumpkin pie. Make it a new holiday tradition to bake a pumpkin pie on Christmas!
December 26th – Boxing Day
Boxing Day, also known as the second biggest shopping day of the year, is another awesome day for sales. So take all of that Christmas money and SHOP!
December 27th – Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
Christmas may be over but the decorating sure isn’t.
December 28th – Card Playing Day
The fam is still in town for the holidays and you’ve run out of interesting stuff to talk about. Time to bust out those cards, play some games and make their departure that much quicker.
December 29th – Pepper Pot Day
This vegetable based soup commemorates the creation of the spicy soup served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778. Random, but delish.
December 30th – Bacon Day
One of America’s greatest snacks is now a holiday! Put this salty goodness in your sandwich, sprinkle it in a cookie or top it on your drink.
December 31st – Make Up Your Mind Day
Before midnight strikes and the New Year is upon us, it’s time to make up that mind of yours. Be decisive, don’t procrastinate and get rid of those old by habits by setting some goals for yourself.