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Primary teaching ideas for December 2013Check out our fun activities for these December holidays and occasions. Holidays that are displayed as links will bring you to a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com. You will find word searches, coloring pages, thematic reading lists, short stories, poetry, jigsaw puzzles, interactive quizzes, interactive games, worksheets, printables, etc.

December 2013 Holidays printable calendarBelow you will find a calendar of events and holidays for December 2013. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the December 2013 Holidays and Calendar of Events. For best results, select "Landscape" mode to print the pdf calendar.

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DECEMBER 2013 Holidays and Events Calendar








Day With(out) Art Day

Civil Air Patrol Day
Rosa Parks Day

World AIDS Day

2 - Int'l Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day
Special Education Day
Nat'l Mutt Day
Cyber Monday

- Illinois 1818

Int'l Day of Disabled Persons

- Nat'l Cookie Day

Nat'l Dice Day

- Martin Van Buren 1782
Int'l Ninja Day
Int'l Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development

Miners' Day

St. Nicholas Day

Nat'l Pawnbrokers Day

7 - Delaware 1787
Earmuff Day
Nat'l Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Int'l Civil Aviation Day
Nat'l Cotton Candy Day

8 - Worldwide Candle Lighting Day

Eli Whitney 1765
World Choral Day
Nat'l Chocolate Brownie Day

9 - Weary Willie Day

Int'l Anti-Corruption Day

10 - Mississippi 1817

Dewey Decimal System Day

Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day

UNICEF Birthday

Indiana 1816

Int'l Mountain Day

- Pennsylvania 1787

Poinsettia Day

Nat'l Cocoa Day

Mary Todd Lincoln 1818

Day of the Horse

- Alabama 1819

Monkey Day

- Bill of Rights Day

Cat Herders Day

- Nat'l Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Zionism Day

Wright Bros Day

- New Jersey 1787

Int'l Migrants Day

Underdog Day

- Day for South- South Cooperation

Nat'l Re-gifting Day

- Int'l Human Solidarity Day

Mudd Day

21 - Winter Solstice

Forefathers Day

Humbug Day

World Peace Day

- Nat'l Haiku Poetry Day

- Festivus

- Christmas Eve

- Isaac Newton


26 - Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)
Boxing Day

Nat'l Candy Cane Day
Nat'l Thank You Note Day


28 - Woodrow Wilson 1856
- Nat'l Chocolate Candy Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

29 - Texas 1845

Andrew Johnson 1808

Tick Tock Day

30 - Bacon Day
Mercer Mayer 1943

Rudyard Kipling 1865

Falling Needles Family Fest Day

31 - New Year's Eve

Make Up Your Mind Day
No Interruptions Day
World Peace Meditation Day

This 2013 holidays calendar is brought to you by: Apples4theTeacher.com

Weekly Observances

Cookie Cutter Week: 12/1-12/7 Link

Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 12/1-12/7 Link

Clerc-Gallaudet Week: 12/1-12/7 (First Week) Link

National Handwashing Awareness Week: 12/1-12/7 Link

Human Rights Week: 12/8-12/14 Link

Halcyon Days: 12/13-12/17 (Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice) Link

Christmas Bird Count Week: 12/15-1/4 Link

Gluten-free Baking Week: 12/15-12/21 Link (Week Before Christmas)

Posadas: 12/16-12/24 Link

Saturnalia: 12/17-12/23 Link

It's About Time Week: 12/25-12/31 Link

Kwanzaa: 12/26-1/1


Monthly Observances

Bingo's Birthday Month Link

National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month Link

National Write A Business Plan Month Link

National Tie Month Link

Operation Santa Paws (12/1-12/24) Link

Quince and Watermelon Month Link

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month Link

Safe Toys and Gifts Month Link

Spiritual Literacy Month Link

Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS) (12/17 - 2/5) Link

Tomato and Winter Squash Month Link

Universal Human Rights Month Link

World Aids Month Link

Worldwide Food Service Safety Month Link


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