Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 2011 month-long celebrations

In December many are gearing up for the holiday season - whether Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa,  or other special days. Deviate from the crowd by adding a lesser-known celebration to your repertoire. Simply choose a cause or holiday from the following list. Events are listed alphabetically, with descriptive words such as "National" and "World" omitted.

Advent - November 27th to December 24th
AIDS Awareness Month
Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count - December 14th to January 5th
Awareness Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
Calendar Awareness Month
CDC Fruit of the Month - Exotic Fruits (Kumquats, Sapote, Ugli Fruits, Pepino Melon, Cherimoya)
CDC Vegetable of the Month - Root Vegetables (Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, Rutabega, Celeriac, Horseradish, Salsify)
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
Egg Nog Month
Food Service Safety Month - 2011 theme - "Raw Food Safety"
Fruitcake Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Human Rights Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month

MADD's Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign - Thanksgiving to New Year's Day
Million Minute Family Challenge - September 1st to December 31st

Most Fun Month
Operation Santa Paws

Read a New Book Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
Sign Up for Summer Camp Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) - December 17th to February 5th (Superbowl Sunday)
Tie Month
Write a Business Plan Month
Write a Friend Month

If you know of other month-long celebrations that should be included in this list, please provide info in the Comments section below. Happy December!

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