Food: All the Holidays and Observances in December

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December is the month for holidays especially with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa all happening within a few weeks of each other. But with these seasonal giants on the horizon, don't forget to make time for the lesser-known celebrations, too. Several yummy holidays are scattered through the month of December that make it extra sweet, like National Pie Day, National Cookie Day, and National Chocolate Candy Day.

Christmas and Hanukkah aren't the only holidays in the month of December. © Lucy Ancheta Christmas and Hanukkah aren't the only holidays in the month of December.

December is also a big month for awareness including Handwashing Awareness Month, National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and World AIDS Awareness Month. You can also celebrate Human Rights Day, Walt Disney Day, and many others. Here's a collection of all the holidays and observances happening this December.

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  Best Places to Travel in December These are the best places to travel this December in the United States and around the world. Arlington, Texas © Provided by Travel + Leisure CampPhoto/Getty Images In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, approximately halfway between the two cities, Arlington is a great destination in December. Temperatures are mild, in the high 50s, rarely dipping below the 30s. The city gets into the holiday spirit, and Arlington is home to Texas Christkindl Market, inspired by German traditions.

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Monthly Observances in December

  • Art and Architecture Month
  • Egg Nog Month
  • Handwashing Awareness Month
  • Hi Neighbor Month
  • Learn a Foreign Language Month
  • Made in America Month
  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • National Fruit Cake Month
  • National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
  • National Pear Month
  • Procrastination Awareness Month
  • Read a New Book Month
  • Root Vegetable Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Stress Free Family Holidays Month
  • Tomato and Winter Squash Month
  • Tropical Fruits Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • World AIDS Awareness Month
  • Write a Friend Month

Weekly Observances in December

  • Hanukkah (November 28 - December 6)
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 6 - 12)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 5 - 11)
  • Human Rights Week (December 6 - 10)
  • Kwanzaa (December 26 - 1)

Daily Observances in December

December 1

  • Eat a Red Apple Day
  • National Christmas Lights Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • World AIDS Day

December 2

  • National Mutt Day
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • Special Education Day

December 3

  • Let's Hug Day
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Make a Gift Day
  • National Apple Pie Day
  • National Bartender Day
  • National Roof Over Your Head Day

December 4

  • Coats and Toys for Kids Day
  • National Cookie Day
  • Santa's List Day
  • Wildlife Conservation Day
  • World Pear Day

December 5

  • International Volunteer Day
  • National Communicate with Your Kids Day
  • Repeal Day

December 6

  • Mitten Tree Day
  • National Gazpacho Day
  • National Microwave Oven Day
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Walt Disney Day

December 7

  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • Letter Writing Day
  • National Cotton Candy Day
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8

  • National Brownie Day
  • National Christmas Tree Day

December 9

  • Christmas Card Day
  • International Anti-corruption Day
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide
  • National Llama Day
  • National Pastry Day

December 10

  • Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Human Rights Day
  • Jane Addams Day
  • International Animal Rights Day
  • Nobel Prize Day
  • National Lager Day

December 11

  • International Children's Day
  • International Mountain Day
  • National App Day
  • World Choral Day

December 12

  • Gingerbread House Day
  • Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe
  • National Ding-A-Ling Day
  • National Poinsettia Day

December 13

  • Ice Cream Day
  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Horse Day
  • National Salesperson Day
  • National Violin Day

December 14

  • Monkey Day
  • National Free Shipping Day
  • Roast Chestnuts Day

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day
  • International Tea Day
  • National Cupcake Day
  • National Wear Your Pearls Day

December 16

  • Boston Tea Party Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17

  • National Maple Syrup Day
  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
  • National Underdog Day
  • Wright Brothers' First Flight Anniversary

December 18

  • Arabic Language Day
  • Bake Cookies Day
  • International Migrants Day
  • National Twin Day
  • National Wreaths Across America Day

December 19

  • Holly Day
  • Look for an Evergreen Day
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20

  • Go Caroling Day
  • Games Day
  • International Human Solidarity Day
  • National Sangria Day

December 21

  • Crossword Puzzle Day
  • Don't Make Your Bed Day
  • Forefather's Day
  • Humbug Day
  • Look on the Bright Side Day
  • National Flashlight Day
  • National Hamburger Day
  • National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day
  • National Short Story Day
  • Winter Solstice

December 22

  • National Date Nut Bread Day
  • National Short Person Day

December 23

  • Festivus
  • National Roots Day
  • National Pfeffernusse Day

December 24

  • Christmas Eve
  • The Feast of the Seven Fishes
  • National Chocolate Candy Day
  • National Egg Nog Day

December 25

  • Christmas Day
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26

  • Boxing Day
  • National Candy Cane Day
  • Whiners Day

December 27

  • Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
  • National Fruitcake Day

December 28

  • National Call a Friend Day
  • National Card Playing Day
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29

  • Tick Tock Day

December 30

  • Bacon Day

December 31

  • New Year's Eve
  • Make Up Your Mind Day

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How to Make a Charcuterie Wreath to Add Some Festive Flair to Your Holiday Celebrations .
Because charcuterie houses are so last year. Enter the charcuterie wreath. Sometimes dubbed a "charcutewreath" (because, why not), this festive display of cured meats and cheeses is exactly what it sounds like—a charcuterie spread shaped just like a holiday wreath. Though you can't fasten this edible arrangement to your front door or hang it above a fireplace, you can use it as a cute and clever way to welcome revelers into your home this winter.

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