When my kids were very small, we had monthly themes on our bulletin board, for our homeschool lessons, and to order our daily lives.
As the kids get older, the themes aren’t quite so vivid. I enjoy the liturgical calendar, the natural cycles of the world, and celebrating the flow and small events in our lives.
We loved these themed Calendar Connections.
Fun Stuff: National Days
See how we celebrate Advent.
During December and the beginning of the winter season, we all come together to celebrate different things; whether it be Saint Nicholas Day, Bodhi Day (Enlightenment of Buddha), Eid al Adha (Islamic Feast of Sacrifice), Santa Lucia Day, Las Posadas in Mexico, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa.
But yet we are all in the darkness of Winter searching for Light.
Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday.
1st – Pie Day and Eat a Red Apple Day
2nd – Mutt Day
4th – Cookie Day and Sock Day and Saint Barbara’s Day. See How We Celebrate St. Barbara.
5th – Ninja Day
6th – St. Nicholas Day – See How We Celebrate Saint Nicholas’ Day
7th – Pearl Harbor Day – See Our Visit for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8th – Brownie Day
10th – Hanukkah begins. It starts on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. See How We Celebrate Hanukkah.
12th – Gingerbread house and Poinsettia Day
13th – Cocoa Day and Saint Lucia’s Day. See How We Celebrate St. Lucia.
15th – Cupcake Day
16th – Chocolate-covered Anything Day
17th – Maple Syrup Day and Wright Brothers Day. See our Wright Brothers Unit Study.
18th – Twin Day and Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
19th – National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all veterans’ grave markers with a Christmas wreath. The observance is designated annually on a Saturday in December by Congress.
21st – Winter Solstice. See How We Celebrate Winter Solstice.
23rd – Pfeffernusse Day
24th – Eggnog Day and Christmas Eve
25th – Pumpkin Pie Day and Christmas
26th – Saint Stephen’s Day. See How We Celebrate St. Stephen. Boxing Day in UK and Canada. Candy Cane Day.
27th – Fruitcake Day
28th – Play Cards Day. Holy Innocents Day is the day to commemorate the execution of the innocent male children in Bethlehem as told in Matthew 2:16.
30th – Bacon Day
31st – Champagne Day. New Year’s Eve – See How We Celebrate New Years Eve.