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December 2018 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for December 2018!

Holiday links will bring you to either a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com or another website that offers more information about the holiday. Being creative in your teaching makes learning fun.

Some holidays have nothing to do with teaching. We just think they're crazy and fun. That's because we realize our teachers need a life too - so celebrate !

For Apples4theTeacher.com links, you may find the following teacher resources: information about the holiday or occasion, thematic book lists, short stories, poetry, worksheets and other printables, craft ideas, recipes, articles of interest, songs and plays. Holiday kid activities include: interactive coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, scramblers and interactive games. Use the children's activities to integrate literacy. Coloring pages can be used as story starters or journal pages. Word search games can be used to introduce vocabulary and dictionary skills.

Below you will find events and holidays for December 2018 broken down by day. Weekly and monthly observances can be found toward the bottom of the page.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, links will be updated.

December 1, 2018 - Saturday

12/01 Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day  Link *
12/01 Civil Air Patrol Day  Link *
12/01 Day With(out) Art Day  Link *
12/01 Rosa Parks Day 1955 Link *
12/01 World Aids Day  Link *

December 2, 2018 - Sunday

12/02 Hanukkah or Chanukah (12/02-12/10) Link sometimes November
12/02 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day  Link *
12/02 National Mutt Day  Link *
12/02 Special Education Day  Link *

December 3, 2018 - Monday

12/03 Illinois Statehood 1818  Link *
12/03 International Day of Disabled Persons  Link *

December 4, 2018 - Tuesday

12/04 National Cookie Day  Link *
12/04 National Dice Day  Link *

December 5, 2018 - Wednesday

12/05 Bathtub Party Day  Link *
12/05 International Ninja Day  Link *
12/05 International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development  Link *
12/05 Martin Van Buren 1782  Link *

December 6, 2018 - Thursday

12/06 Miners' Day  Link *
12/06 National Pawnbrokers Day  Link *
12/06 St. Nicholas Day  Link *

December 7, 2018 - Friday

12/07 Delaware Statehood 1787  Link *
12/07 International Civil Aviation Day  Link *
12/07 National Cotton Candy Day  Link *
12/07 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  Link *
12/07 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies

December 8, 2018 - Saturday

12/08 Eli Whitney 1765  Link *

December 9, 2018 - Sunday

12/09 International Anti-corruption Day  Link *
12/09 Weary Willie Day  Link *
12/09 World Choral Day  Link 2nd Sunday

December 10, 2018 - Monday

12/10 Dewey Decimal System Day (Melville Dewey 1851) Link *
12/10 Human Rights Day  Link *
12/10 Mississippi Statehood 1817  Link *
12/10 Nobel Prize Day  Link *

December 11, 2018 - Tuesday

12/11 Indiana Statehood 1816 Link *
12/11 International Mountain Day  Link *
12/11 UNICEF Birthday  Link *

December 12, 2018 - Wednesday

12/12 Pennsylvania Statehood 1787  Link *
12/12 Poinsettia Day  Link *

December 13, 2018 - Thursday

12/13 Day Of The Horse  Link *
12/13 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818  Link *

December 14, 2018 - Friday

12/14 Alabama Statehood 1819  Link *
12/14 Monkey Day  Link *

December 15, 2018 - Saturday

12/15 Bill of Rights Day  Link *
12/15 Cat Herders Day  Link *
12/15 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies

December 16, 2018 - Sunday

12/16 National Chocolate-covered Anything Day  Link *

December 17, 2018 - Monday

12/17 Wright Brothers Day  Link *

December 18, 2018 - Tuesday

12/18 International Migrants Day  Link *
12/18 New Jersey Statehood 1787  Link *

December 19, 2018 - Wednesday

12/19 National Hard Candy Day Link *

December 20, 2018 - Thursday

12/20 Games Day Link *
12/20 National Re-gifting Day  Link Thursday before Christmas
12/20 National Sangria Day Link *

December 21, 2018 - Friday

12/21 Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day 1858 Link *
12/21 Forefathers Day  Link *
12/21 Humbug Day  Link *
12/21 National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day  Link *
12/21 Winter Solstice Link 12/21 or 12/22
12/21 Yalda  Link *

December 22, 2018 - Saturday

12/22 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon Link varies

December 23, 2018 - Sunday

12/23 Festivus  Link *

December 24, 2018 - Monday

12/24 Christmas Eve Link *

December 25, 2018 - Tuesday

12/25 Christmas Link *
12/25 Isaac Newton 1642 Link *

December 26, 2018 - Wednesday

12/26 Boxing Day (Canada)  Link *
12/26 Kwanzaa (12/26-01/01) Link
12/26 National Candy Cane Day  Link *
12/26 National Thank-you Note Day  Link *
12/26 National Whiner's Day  Link *

December 27, 2018 - Thursday

12/27 National Fruitcake Day Link *
12/27 Visit the Zoo Day Link *

December 28, 2018 - Friday

12/28 Holy Innocents Day  (12/28 West, 12/29 East) Link *
12/28 National Chocolate Day  Link *
12/28 Pledge of Allegiance Day  Link *
12/28 Woodrow Wilson 1856  Link *

December 29, 2018 - Saturday

12/29 Andrew Johnson 1808  Link *
12/29 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
12/29 Texas Statehood 1845  Link *
12/29 Tick Tock Day  Link *

December 30, 2018 - Sunday

12/30 Bacon Day  Link *
12/30 Mercer Mayer 1943  Link *
12/30 Rudyard Kipling 1865  Link *

December 31, 2018 - Monday

12/31 Make Up Your Mind Day  Link *
12/31 New Years Eve Link *
12/31 No Interruptions Day   Link *
12/31 Universal Hour of Peace Day  Link *

* The holiday is celebrated on the same day each year.

Weekly Holidays and Observances

Clerc-Gallaudet Week Link
Cookie Cutter Week Link
Computer Science Education Week Link
National Handwashing Awareness Week Link
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week
Cookie Exchange Week
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Link
Human Rights Week
Christmas Bird Count Week Link
Halcyon Days Link
Los Posadas Link
Saturnalia Link
Gluten-free Baking Week Link
It's About Time Week
Kwanzaa Link

Monthly Holidays and Observances

Bingo's Birthday Month  Link
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month Link
National Write A Business Plan 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
Universal Human Rights Month Link
World Aids Month Link
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month Link
 

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