2022 Monthly Holidays that include December 26, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023
The Astrological Sign for December 26 is Capricorn.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise.
1942 - Catherine Coulter, American author of romantic suspense thrillers and historical romance books
1945 - John Walsh, American TV Host, producer and activist who created America's Most Wanted after the murder of his child Adam Walsh - his efforts led to the Missing Children Act of 1982, the Missing Children's Assistance Act of 1984, and to the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act in 2006
1979 - Chris Daughtry, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who came in fourth place on the fifth season of American Idol
1972 - Harry S. Truman, American Colonel and politician who became the 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
2006 - Gerald Ford, American Commander, lawyer and politician who became the 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1993 - Comedian Rodney Dangerfield marries Joan Child
2001 - Author J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter books), marries anesthesiologist Neil Murray
2002 - Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) marries Shaunie Nelson
Quote of the Day
December 26 is National Thank-You Note Day!
Christmas is about GIVING, but everyone likes to feel appreciated. It's an awesome habit to send a thank-you note when someone gives you a gift, or helps you out etc. If you don't have the money for thank you cards / postage to mail them, then you can always pick up the phone and do a thank you or write a social media message. Point is, let them know that your gift or time has been appreciated! It means a lot to take the time to do this!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
See these pages on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website for ideas on what to do with all your Christmas Food leftovers:
1805 - The Treaty of Pressburg is signed by Austria and France
1862 - During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou beings when General William Tecumseh Sherman begins landing his troops
1862 - In Mankato, Minnesota, the largest mass-hanging in the history of the United States took when in 38 Native Americans died
1941 - Thanksgiving Day in the United States is designated as the fourth Thursday in November when a bill is signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1943 - During World War II, the German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway's North Cape after a battle with major Royal Navy forces
1948 - The final Soviet troops withdraw from North Korea
1966 - Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach celebrates the first Kwanzaa
1972 - During the Vietnam War, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history occurs as part of Operation Linebacker II, when 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam
1991 - The Cold War ends when the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union
1998 - Iraq announces that it intends to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the norther and southern no-fly zones
1999 - The storm named Lothar passes across Central Europe, killing 137 people and causing over $1.3 billion in damages
2003 - Southeastern Iran is hit with a 6.6 Mw earthquake that leaves more than 26,000 dead and 30,000 injured
2004 - A 9.1 - 9.3 Mw Indian Ocean earthquake shakes northern Sumatra that sets off one of the largest recorded tsunamis that hits Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia with a death toll estimated at 227,898
2012 - Beijing and Guangzhou, China are linked with the world's longest high-speed rail
This Day in Music
1709 - George Frideric Handel premiers his opera Agrippina in Venice
1963 - I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles are released in the United States
1967 - The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film debuts on BBC-TV
1970 - My Sweet Lord by George Harrison hits #1 on the Hot 100 George Harrison
1986 - The Beastie Boys start their Licensed to Ill tour in New York City
Lindsey Stirling - O Holy Night
This Day in Sports
1888 - The first indoor baseball game is played at the fairgrounds in Philadelphia with 2,000 spectators watching
1919 - Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees
1995 - Emmitt Smith, the running back for the Dallas Cowboys scores an NFL record 25th touchdown of the season
2008 - Phil Jackson is the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
cakes and ale n (plural only) (idiomatic, Britain, dated)
1. The simple material pleasures of life. 2. Lively fun and merrymaking.
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