Posted on: November 28, 2016Marketing

December is a great month to promote your business and get into the seasons festivities with some great marketing initiatives.  Here is a list of calendar dates to help you. Red listings indicate some focal points for frozen dessert marketing events with some recommendations.

December Monthly Observances

Aids Awareness Month Link

Bingo’s Birthday Month
Buckwheat Month
 Link
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Tie Month Link
National Write A Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (1-17)
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) 
(12/17 – 2/5)
Universal Human Rights Month 
Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air Month  Link

 December Weekly Observances

 *Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
*Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 3-10 

National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 4-10 Link  (First Week)
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 4-10 (First Full Week)
Computer Science Education Week: 4-10 Link

( Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
Cookie Exchange Week: 5-9 (First M-F Week Before Christmas)
International Coelenterate Biology Week: 5-9  Link
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: 5-9 Link
*Human Rights Week: 10-17
*Christmas Bird Count Week: 14-1/5 
Link (Always every year)
*Halcyon Days: 14-28 
(Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)
*Posadas: 16-24
*Saturnalia: 17-23
Gluten-free Baking Week: 18-24 Link 
(Week Before Christmas)
*It’s About Time Week: 25-31
*Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

December Daily Observances 

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.
*Antartica Day: 1
*Basketball Day: 1
*Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day: 1
*Civil Air Patrol Day: 1
*Day With(out) Art Day: 1
National Christmas Tree Lighting (DC): 1
*Rosa Parks Day: 1
*World Aids Day: 1  Link
Faux Fur Friday: 2
 (First Friday)
*International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
*National Mutt Day: 2 Link

National Salesperson Day: 2 (First Friday)
*Safety Razor Day: 2
*Special Education Day: 2
Bartender Appreciation Day: 3 Link  Link  
  (First  Saturday) 
Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.

Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 3 Link  
(First  Saturday)
*International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3
National Rhubarb Vodka Day: 3 Link 
(First Saturday)
Skywarn Recognition Day: 3 Link  
(First  Saturday)
*National Cookie Day: 4 Link
*National Dice Day: 4                                    Roll a 6 get half price
*World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4 Link

XTERRA Trail Running Championship: 4
*AFL-CIO Day: 5
*Bathtub Party Day: 5
*Columbian International Day of The Reef: 5  
Link
*International Ninja Day: 5 
Link    Photo Photo
*International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development: 5
*Sachertorte Day: 5 
Link
*World Soil Day: 5 
Link
*Miners’ Day: 6
*National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
*St. Nicholas Day: 6
*National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
*International Civil Aviation Day: 7
*National Cotton Candy Day: 7 Link
Special Kids Day: 7 Link  (First Wednesday)
*Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8
*Cremation Day: 9

*International Anti-corruption Day: 9
Official Lost & Found Day: 9 
 (2nd Friday)
*Weary Willie Day: 9  Link
Day Of The Horse: 10 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
*Dewey Decimal System Day: 10

Gingerbread Decorating Day: 10 (2nd Saturday)
*Human Rights Day: 10  Link
International Shareware Day: 10 
(2nd Saturday)
*Jane Addams Day: 10

National Wreaths Across America Day: 10 
 (2nd Saturday)
*Nobel Prize Day: 10
*International Mountain Day: 11
Mawlid Al Nabi: 11
*UNICEF Birthday: 11
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (The Compassionate Friends): 11 Link 
(The 2nd Sunday)
World Choral Day: 11  Link 
 (Always 2nd Sunday)
*Gingerbread House Day: 12         Hold a Gingerbread house building competition
Green Monday: 12 Link
 (2nd Monday)
*National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day: 12
*National Cocoa Day: 12  Link
*National Lost Day: 12 Link
*Our Lady of Guadelupe: 12 Link
*Poinsettia Day: 12
*Pick A Pathologist Pal Day: 13 
Link
*Monkey Day: 14 
Link or Link
*Yoga Day:  14 Link 
*Bill of Rights Day: 15
*Cat Herders Day: 15
Free Shipping Day: 15  Link  
(3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
*National Cupcake Day: 15  Link
*Barbie and Barney Backlash Day: 16
*National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16  Link
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 16 Link (Friday of second full week)
Underdog Day: 16 (3rd Friday)
*Zionism Day: 16
*Clean Air Day: 17

National Re-gifting Day: 17 (3d Thursday) Link
*Wright Brothers Day: 17
*Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day: 18 
Link
*Arabic Language Day: 18 Link
*Give A Wine Club Day: 18  Link
*International Migrants Day: 18
*International Human Solidarity Day: 20
*Games Day: 20 
Link
*Mudd Day: 20
*National Sangria Day: 20  Link
*Poet Laureat Day: 20
*World Day of Prayer and Action for Children: 20 
Link
*Ann & Samantha Day: 21 
(Summer & Winter Solstices. Also June  21)   Link
*Celebrate Short Fiction Day: 21
*Crossword Puzzle Day: 21
*Forefathers Day: 21
Global Orgasm Day: 21
 Link (Always on Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice)
*Humbug Day: 21
*International Dalek Remembrance Day: 21 Link

National Flashlight Day: 21 (Shortest Day of The Year)
*National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day: 21 
Link
*Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day: 21
*Short Girl Appreciation Day: 21 
(Shortest day of the year)
*World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21
Winter (Winter Solstice): 21  5:44 AM EST
*Yalda: 21
*Yule: 21

*Human Light Celebration: 23
Chanukah: 24-1/1

*Christmas Eve: 24
*Egg Nog Day:24 Link
*A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day : 25
*Christmas: 25
*Christmas Pudding Day: 25 
Link (Note: If you eat this on Easter, it’s referred to as Plum Pudding Day.)
*Boxing Day: 26
 (Canada)
*National Candy Cane Day: 26  Link
*National Thank-you Note Day: 26
*National Whiner’s Day: 26
*Free Balloon Day: 27   Link 
 (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Howdy Doody Day: 27
*Visit The Zoo Day: 27 
Link
*Holy Innocents Day: 28
*Endangered Species Act Day: 28
*National Chocolate Day: 28 & 29  Link

*Pledge of Allegiance Day: 28
*Tick Tock Day: 29
*YMCA Day: 29 
(Organization not The Song)
*Bacon Day: 30 
Link  Link
*Falling Needles Family Fest Day: 30
No Interruptions Day: 30 
 (Last Business Day of The Year)
*First Nights: 31
**Leap Second Time Adjustment Day: 31
(Note: This is listed as an observance title only. Some years scientists do not make adjustments.
But, if they do, then it’s done on either June 30 or December 31.)
*Look On The Bright Side Day: 31 
Link
 (Note: It can be any day. But,  I posted it here to start the next year off positive and happy.)
*Make Up Your Mind Day: 31
*New Years Eve: 31
*New Year’s Eve Banished Words List: 31
*New Year’s Dishonor List: 31
*Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
*World Peace Meditation Day: 31

 

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