The first menorah candle is lit at sundown today, commemorating the first day of Hanukkah in 2012. The Festival of Lights is spelled many different ways, including Chanukkah.
Today brings Boston's annual Santa Speedo Run - yes, it's what you think it is. Check out the photos on their site, if you dare! The runners brave the cold to raise money for children's charities.
The second Saturday in December is International Shareware Day. Shareware is software offered on the honor system - if you use a program and choose to keep it, you're expected to make a donation to the programmer. Today, in the spirit of giving, send a check to a programmer and make their day.
The second Saturday in December is the Day of the Horse, celebrating the role horses have played in the history and economy of the United States.
December 8th is Take It in the Ear Day, but no one seems to know what we're supposed to take in the ear, or how to take it, or why. This holiday should just go in one ear and out the other.
Winter Flowers Day could be a tribute to the flowers in your yard or your local botanical garden, but at this time of year poinsettias are my flower of choice.
Panama celebrates Mother's Day today, with great fanfare.
December 8th honors the Virgin Mary with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Lemon Squeezer Day commemorates a patent granted to John T. White on this date in 1896, for an improvement to the lemon squeezer. Not sure why the original inventor isn't remembered instead. Just go make some lemonade and don't worry about it.
National Brownie Day - yum! You know what to do!
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