The International Federation for Choral Music sponsors World Choral Day. The event was proposed by Alberto Grau during the 1990 2nd World Symposium on Choral Music in Helsinki, Finland, to foster "solidarity, peace, and understanding."
December 11th is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, created by the Compassionate Friends. At 7:00 p.m., your local time, "light a candle for all children who have died...that their light may always shine."
Weary Willy Day celebrates the clown character created by the beloved Emmett Kelly. Kelly was born on December 9th, 1898.
Christmas Card Day is, presumably, a subtle kick in the pants for those of us who haven't started working on our Christmas cards yet.
International Anti-Corruption Day. In 2011 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote: "On this International Anti-Corruption Day, let us pledge to do our part by cracking down on corruption, shaming those who practice it and endangering a culture that values ethical behaviour."
Tanzania observes Independence Day on December 9th.
National Pastry Day offers a great excuse to indulge. Enjoy your pastry sweet or savory - or both!
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