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That Special Day In December

By Greg Huggins
Posted Dec 6th 2018 6:05AM

December again, so we all know what special day is just around the corner. It’s the day many people look forward to all year.

According to, there are quite a few days in December to note. I know, most of you will say Christmas is the one day in December to to look forward to, but let’s not forget about a few other notable days in December.

December 7th is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. There were more than 3,500 Americans who lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day. Don’t forget to lower your flag to half-staff until sunset to honor those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor.

December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. The DDC is the most widely used classification system in the world. It is found in 135 countries around the world and translated into 30 different languages.

December 10th is also Nobel Prize Day. Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded annually on December 10th.

December 15th is National Bill of Rights Day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Bill of Rights Day on December 15 in 1941.

There are also some some fun, interesting National Days to note in December.

December 12th is National Ding-A-Ling Day. No, it’s probably not what you are thinking. It a day for Ding-a-Lings on this day call the people they haven’t heard from in a while.  It may be an old classmate, co-worker or neighbor from years ago.

December 18th is National Roast Suckling Pig Day. Suckling pig is a young pig, between the ages of two to six weeks, which is still fed by its mother’s milk.

The pig is roasted whole until the skin is crisp. The meat is tender and succulent. (I may have to observe this one!)

December 26 is National Whiners Day. Created in 1986 by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in hopes of encouraging people to be thankful for what they have instead of being unhappy “whining” about what they do not have.

While many of you may also look forward to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, before jumping into the new year don’t forget to celebrate the best National Day of December, National Bacon Day!!

December 30 is designated National Bacon Day! Who would want to miss out on that?

There are many National Days throughout the year, from major holidays to minor notations, find your favorites and celebrate them.


See you down the road,



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