Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Special Kids Day, Santa's List Day, more

December 4th, 2013, is Special Kids Day, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa's List Day, Wear Brown Shoes Day, National Dice Day, Chase's Calendar of Events Birthday, Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day, International Hug Day, Feast Day of Saint Barbara, and National Cookie Day.

Special Kids Day was originally founded to help kids with disabilities have easier access to Santa. Today it's a fundraising effort to provide fun and accessible events to children with special needs.

The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting takes place today at 7:00 p.m., New York City time.

Christmas is just three weeks away. On Santa's List Day, stop to consider if you're on the good list or the bad list. Do you need to improve your position? While you're at it, consider your own list. How's your shopping coming along?

Not sure why, but today is Wear Brown Shoes Day. Can you picture Santa in brown shoes?

National Dice Day is a good day to play a classic game involving dice, such as Monopoly, Yahtzee, or Trouble. For even more fun, count up how many dice you have in your house - you might be shocked.

A tip of the hat in honor of Chase's Calendar of Events' Birthday. On this date in 1957, the first copies of Chases' Calendar of Annual Events were printed. Chase is an invaluable source of holiday information for the Holiday Whiz!

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day is the time to recognize your fellow team members or some team who works to make your life better.

International Hug Day is a great opportunity to hug family and friends, of course. But the original participants of International Hug Day hugged strangers in public places, as shown in this viral music video by Sick Puppies of Australia. Hug a stranger if you dare!

The Feast Day of Saint Barbara honors the patron saint of artillerymen, fireworks manufacturers, firemen, and stone masons. She is also the patron saint against sudden death, fires, and storms.

National Cookie Day celebrates all things cookie. Here's a tip: make a batch or three of your favorite cookie dough, scoop the dough into mounds on parchment paper, then freeze unbaked. Store unbaked cookies in your freezer, ready to bake at a moment's notice!

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