December 23rd Special Days - Featuring 21+ Festivus Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 23, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Adams Morgan Festivus kiosk, by Rudi Riet on Flickr

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

More Special Days: The Start of Hanukkah/Chanukah/Feast of Dedication'Festival of Lights

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: 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 story line 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.

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!

Image: ICUP Seinfeld Festivus Pole StandardSeinfeld 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

Festivus Coloring and Activity Books

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

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

🎁 Free Festivus apps

🎁 Free Festivus games

🎁 Listen to Festivus Digital Music 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 Party Printables

🎁 Free Printable Festivus Celebrations Activity Book

🎁 Festivus sheet music download free in PDF or MIDI - Musescore

🎁 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 Info-graphic

🎁 A Festivus for the Rest of Us! The Strike – A Seinfeld Classic

🎁 Happy Festivus – Free Printable Festivus Card

🎁 I Celebrate Festivus Facebook page

National PfeffernΓΌsse Day
- A day to make those spicy cookies which are a Christmas tradition in Europe. According to Wikipedia, the name Pfeffernuesse translates to pepper-nuts 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.

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, December 14, 1987, and landed on December 23, 1987. The journey covered 24,986 miles at an official speed of 115 miles per hour.

Human-light Celebration (2001)
- Human-light 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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