December 16th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 16, 2011 | 1 comments
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DecemberChocolate Covered Anything Day
- Today, we get to enjoy our beloved chocolate by covering something...just about anything... in a generous amount of chocolate. Pour, spread, or drizzle chocolate over cakes, cupcakes, pies, pancakes or waffles, nuts, raisins, even ants (yes, some people actually eat chocolate covered ants!). We will let you decide what is too extreme, and how much is too much, if any.

Stupid Toy Day
- Everyone remembers a stupid toy from their childhood - what was yours?

Boston Tea Party Anniversary
- On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.

Barney and Barbie Backlash Day
- If we have to explain this to you, you don’t have kids. It’s the one day each year when mom and dad can tell the kids that Barbie and Barney don’t exist.

National Re-gifting Day
- In honor of holiday office parties and the “unique” gifts exchanged at them, the creators of have declared the Thursday before Christmas to be National Regifting Day. Have you ever regifted?

Zionism Day
- Zionism is primarily a nationalist or national liberation Jewish political movement that, in its broadest sense, has supported the self-determination of the Jewish people in a sovereign Jewish national homeland.

- Islamic calendar date: Muharram 10, 1432. For Shia Muslims, commemorates death of Muhammad’s grandson at the Battle of Karbala. A time of fasting, reflection and meditation. Jews of Medina fasted on the 10th day in remembrance of their salvation from Pharoah.

Los Posada
- a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain, now celebrated chiefly in Mexico, beginning December 16th and ending December 24th. Typically, each family in a neighborhood will schedule a night for the Posada to be held at their home, starting on the 16th of December and finishing on the 24th. Every home has a nativity scene and the hosts of the Posada act as the innkeepers.

Clean Air Day
- Forty years ago, Congressional leaders from both parties wrote and passed the Clean Air Act. This law directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health and the environment. Since then this wise congressional legacy has saved lives and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.

Beethoven's Birthday
- Regarded by many as the greatest orchestral composer of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven was born at Bonn, Germany on December 16, 1770. Impairment of his hearing began before he was 30, but even total deafness did not halt his composing and conducting.


- This was updated by Catherine on December 16, 2011 -

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