December 13th Special Days - Featuring 29+ Violin Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 13, 2019 | 0 comments
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December 13th is... National Violin Day/World Violins Day, National Cocoa Day/National Hot Cocoa Day, Pick a Pathologist Pal Day, Dick Van Dyke's birthday (1925), Ice Cream Day, National Ice Cream and Violins Day, National Day of the Horse (2004), National Popcorn String Day, Fishing Hatching Steamer Birthday (1879), National Guard Birthday, Little Yule/Santa Lucia Day/Festival of Lights/Feast of Saint Lucy

More Special Days: Friday the 13th, National Salesperson's Day, Official Lost and Found Day, Christmas Jumper Day, National Give a Wine Club Day, Clip-on Tie's Birthday (1926), Local Charities Day (UK), Panto Day (UK)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The Art of Violin Making, by Chris Johnson (Author). Publisher: Robert Hale; First Edition edition (1999)National Violin Day/World Violins Day
-- What better time of year than the Christmas season than to promote violin music! Violin came into limelight in the fifteenth century in Italy where violins were made in the town of Cremona in northern Italy. The oldest documented four-string violin was constructed by Andrea Amati in 1555.

Read: The Art of Violin Making
-- The Art of Violin Making is the major work for the craftsman, bringing into one volume a summary of essential information for the violin maker and player, as well as providing a historical reference. This book is essential reading for the violin maker, repairer, and historian, providing a unique record of the history, social background, lives and work of the great violin makers of the past, combined with a clear practical guide to making violins.

Image: D Z Strad Violin Model 600 Full Size 4/4 with Dominant Strings, Bow, Case and Rosin (4/4 - Full Size)D Z Strad Violin 600 Full Size 4/4 -- with $500 free gift including one set of Dominant string, two bows, case, and rosin. Features D Z Strad violin, a fine example of a hand-crafted violin. It produces a malleable, sophisticated sound with openness and ring with color and depth. It has a beautiful one-piece back, accented by the dark red over gold varnish, slightly antiqued. Its sound is full, even, and ideal for advancing players. The tone is nicely balanced on all 4 strings and responsive. With its good projection, these violins are suitable for solo performances. Selling with bow and case.

Image: Black Acoustic Violin Case Bow Rosin for Violin BeginnerBlack Acoustic Violin -- As a fan of the violin, the choice of violin is important for the playing. These violins provide everything you will need. It will take you on a musical journey of tender beauty. This kind of violin will be a perfect choice for a beginner who wants to have their own violin at the start. It features beautiful sound, high quality, and reasonable price. Whether children, adults or seniors, everyone has the opportunity to get this beautiful violin.

Violin Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Violin and Viola Lessons Connecting Note Reading with Note Placement, by Diane Allen (Author). Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Violin and Viola Lessons
Amazon Freebies:

🎻 Free Violin ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🎻 Read Violin ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🎻 Free Violin apps

🎻 Free Violin games

🎻 Free Violin magazines

🎻 Listen to Violin Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🎻 Watch Violin Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🎻 Listen to Violin Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🎻 Free Alexa Skills | Violin

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🎻 Learn To Play The Violin For Free | Free Printable Fingerboard Applique pdf

🎻 Free Violin Sheet Music, Lessons, and Resources -

🎻 Weekly Practice Assignment Sheet Printable

🎻 Flashcards - The Practice Shoppe

🎻 Free Violin Worksheets and Teaching Resources | TpT

🎻 V is for Violin Word Tracing | Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

🎻 Violin Maze | Shaped like a Violin -

🎻 Music Coloring Pages | Surfnetkids

🎻 Violin Instrumental Music Certificate

🎻 Violin Papercraft

🎻 Letter V Violin Alphabet Online Jigsaw Puzzle

🎻 Printable Violin and Viola Scales in 1 to 3 octaves | The Violin Case

🎻 Free Violin Sheet Music

🎻 The Violin | Music Fun Worksheets

🎻 Free Printable Blank Sheet Music at MusicaNeo

🎻 Printable Violin Fingering Chart

🎻 Violin coloring pages

🎻 Classic Violin Papercraft

🎻 How to make your own Shoebox Violin

🎻 Make a Cardboard Violin! Free Template at Fiddleheads

National Cocoa Day
- Did you know monkeys were the first creatures to discover the cacao plant was edible and quite tasty? Over 1500 years ago, monkeys began to consume the pulp of the plant and spit out the beans. Humans soon began to follow the monkey's lead and the rest is history.

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
- Pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot, and befriending one of them offers an ongoing reminder tomorrow is not necessarily a guarantee. Don't know any? Check hospitals, police stations, the local college, or maybe the morgue. I am sure there are some out there.

Clip-on Tie's Birthday
- The clip-on tie was reportedly invented on December 13, 1928, in Clinton, Iowa. The clip-on tie is a bow tie or four-in-hand tie which is permanently tied, with a dimple just below the knot, and which is fixed to the front of the shirt collar by a metal clip.

Fishing Hatching Steamer Birthday (1879)
- First federal fish hatching steamer launched in Wilmington, Delaware on December 13, 1879.

Dick Van Dyke's birthday (1925)
- Comedian, actor (Mary Poppins, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder), born West Plains, MO, on December 13, 1925.

National Day of the Horse (2004)
- The brainchild of two Woodside horse lovers who wanted to bring the community together in support of the horse - a chance to pay tribute to our equine friends with a day of fun and festivities.

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