EVENTS "Time fo-ah what's goin' on," as the man who owned a television station in Bangor, Maine used to say when presenting community events. In this pandemic craziness, I've neglected this page -- but I'm back on the program. Several of our favorite venues are still figuring out logistics for providing entertainment, but we will post events as we learn of them. In the meantime, here are some dates you're sure to find meaningful. Or not.
December 1st – National Christmas Lights Day
December 2nd – National Mutt Day
December 3rd – Candle Day
December 4th – National Cookie Day – AND – Santa’s List Day . . . I sure hope you’ve been nice . . . . .
December 5th – National Repeal Day – On this date in 1933, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 21stAmendment was passed. It repealed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol for 13 years. Party time!
December 6th – St. Nicholas Day – so, leave your shoes in the foyer before bedtime.
December 7th – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It was 81 years ago (1941), and we must never forget.
December 8th – National Brownie Day. The brownie was created in 1893 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.
December 9th – Happy Christmas Card Day!
December 10th – Dewey Decimal System Day. So chosen to commemorate the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931), American librarian and educator who created the library catalog system. The Dewey Decimal System has been translated into 30 languages and is employed in 135 countries.
December 11th – National Noodle Ring Day
December 12th – National Poinsettia Day
December 13th – Happy Birthday to The U.S. National Guard! Established in 1631, The Guard is the oldest American military organization. Thank you to all who have chosen to serve!
December 14th – Roasted Chestnuts Day
December 15th – Bill Of Rights Day – Ratified on this date in 1791, The Bill Of Rights pertains to the first ten amendments, and they are: Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition The right to keep and bear arms No quartering of soldiers Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures The right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination and double jeopardy Rights of accused persons, e.g. the right to a speedy and public trial The right of trial by jury in civil cases Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments Other rights of the people Powers reserved to the states -- defines Federalism, and explains the relationship between Federal and State Governments
December 16th – National Chocolate Covered Anything Day . . . now, we’re talkin’!
December 17th – National Wreaths Across American Day – celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of December at Arlington National Cemetery. Remember the fallen. Honor our veterans. Teach upcoming generations the value of freedom.
December 18th – Hanukkah begins!
December 19th – Look For An Evergreen Day
December 20th – Go Caroling Day
December 21st – Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. It’s also National Crossword Puzzle Day.
December 22nd – National Cookie Exchange Day
December 23rd – National Roots Day – and a reminder to celebrate one’s heritage.
December 24th – Christmas Eve
December 25th – Christmas Day!
December 26th – Boxing Day – It originated in Great Britain as a day for giving gifts to those less fortunate. It has, however, evolved into a day for shopping. This is also the last day of Hanukkah.
December 27th – National Fruitcake Day
December 28th – Pledge Of Allegiance Day – On this date in 1945, Congress adopted the Pledge into the U.S. Flag Code.
December 29th – Pepper Pot Day – celebrating the “soup that won the (Revolutionary) war.” It was a thick, peppery soup made with beef tripe and whatever veggies were available.
December 30th – National Bacon Day
December 31st – New Year’s Eve! Cheers for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2023!
If you want to promote your upcoming event with EB, please submit the details to EB4BLUES@GMAIL.COM. We look forward to hearing from you!