December 23rd - Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, December 23, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Adams Morgan Festivus kiosk, by Rudi Riet on Flickr

December 23rd is... Festivus/Festivus Appreciation Day (1997), Larentalia, National Pfeffernüsse Day, National Roots Day, Economists Day, First Nonstop Flight Around the World Without Refueling (1987), Christmas Eve Eve, National Bake Day, Humanlight Celebration (2001), Children's Day (Sudan), The Emperor's Birthday (Japan), Tom Bawcock's Eve (UK), Night of the Radishes (Mexico), St. John of Kanti's Day

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

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

Image: Festivus! The Book: A Complete Guide to the Holiday for the Rest of Us, by Mark R. Nelson (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 31, 2015)Festivus/Festivus Appreciation Day (1997)
-- Festivus is a secular non-commercialized holiday celebrated on December 23, 1997. It was created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a screenwriter for the TV show Seinfeld, as part of a comical storyline on the show. The holiday's celebration, as shown on Seinfeld, includes an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, practices such as the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength,, and the labeling of easily explainable events as Festivus miracles. The episode refers to it as a Festivus for the rest of us. Source

Read: Festivus! The Book: A Complete Guide to the Holiday for the Rest of Us
-- A humorous guide to the wackiest holiday introduced to modern society. Festivus! The Book is an up-to-date complete reference for anyone who celebrates Festivus or plans to join the fun. Learn all about the traditions of a Seinfeld-based Festivus and witness the nuances of the original Festivus, as celebrated by the O'Keefe family. See first-hand how Festivus is celebrated by others, and receive plenty of advice and tips to aid in your own Festivus party plans.

Image: Seinfeld Complete Series: Limited Festivus Celebration Edition with Party PackSeinfeld Complete Series: Limited Festivus Celebration Edition with Party Pack -- This Complete Series Limited Edition DVD set includes all 180 episodes, over 104 hours of amazing extras, plus everything you need to throw your own Festivus party! Start planning now for Festivus on December 23rd! Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Seinfeld Festivus Pole -- Seinfeld Festivus Pole - 10" diameter molded plastic base can be filled with water or sand for stability. Plastic pole segments twist together then slide into base. Five feet tall when assembled. Includes Sticker Sheet

Check out these Festivus Books

Image: The Festivus Miracle, by Kim Fielding (Author). Publication Date: November 1, 2014
The Festivus Miracle
Amazon Freebies:

Free ebook - The Festivus Miracle. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read Festivus ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Festivus apps

Free Festivus games

Listen to Festivus LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

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

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Festivus Printable
Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us
How to Celebrate Festivus
The Human Fund Happy Festivus!
The Twelve Cantrips of Festivus | Printable Spells
Festivus Tips
How to Make a Festivus Pole
A Budget Friendly DIY Festivus for the Rest of Us
Host a Festivus Feast with these Seinfeld-Inspired Recipes
4 Easy Steps to a Happy Festivus: Video and Infographic
A Festivus for the Rest of Us! The Strike – A Seinfeld Classic
Happy Festivus – Free Printable Festivus Card

National Pfeffernüsse Day
- A day to make those spicy cookies which are a Christmas tradition in Europe. According to Wikipedia, the name Pfeffernuesse translates to peppernuts in German, Danish and Dutch, describing their spicy taste as well as the fact many recipes actually call for almonds or walnuts and a small amount of black pepper to be used.

National Roots Day
- Celebrate your genealogy, as today is Roots Day. It's a great day to celebrate your heritage. Many of us are returning to our roots today, as we head home for Christmas. Returning to our roots is a warm, cozy and comfortable feeling, a sense of belonging.

Economists Day
- The field of economics rewards creative and curious thinkers. Economists study data and statistics in order to spot trends in economic activity, economic confidence levels, and consumer attitudes. They assess this information using advanced methods in statistical analysis, mathematics, computer programming; finally, they make recommendations about ways to improve the efficiency of a system or take advantage of trends as they begin.

First Nonstop Flight Around the World Without Refueling (1987)
- Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager set a new world record of 216 hours of continuous flight, breaking their own record of 111 hours set July 15, 1986. The aircraft Voyager departed from Edwards Air Force Base in California, Dec 14, 1987, and landed Dec 23, 1987. The journey covered 24,986 miles at an official speed of 115 miles per hour.

Humanlight Celebration (2001)
- HumanLight is a celebration of humanist values: tolerance, compassion, empathy, honesty, free inquiry, reason, and rationality and more. The event began in New Jersey by the New Jersey Humanist Network in 2001. The event provides an excellent alternative to Christmas celebrations.

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