2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 27, 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 20, 2023 - Early March 2024
The Astrological Sign for December 27 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.
1822 - Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist (d. 1895)
1901 - Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)
1981 - Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress (Roswell, Lost, Once Upon a Time)
1923 - Gustave Eiffel, French architect and engineer who co-designed the Eiffel Tower (b. 1832)
2016 - Carrie Fisher, American actress, screenwriter, author, producer and speaker (Star War films) (b. 1956)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1972 - Actor Billy Dee Williams (Lady Sings the Blues, Star Wars movies) marries Teruko Nakagami
2006 - Supermodel Niki Taylor marries NASCAR driver Burney Lamar
2011 - Actress Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) divorces musician Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)
Quote of the Day
December 27 is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Life with winter foods is about so much more than food: it's about healthy eating and weight control when fresh produce is less available and it's difficult to get outside!
As the seasons change, the way life is done, changes too. Seasonal fruits and vegetables come and go. Winter foods like soups, replace salads. Crockpot meals just sound better than an outdoor grilled meal. The more you can cook and eat seasonally, the easier it will be to keep your budget and weight under control.
Find out more about Winter Foods from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1831 - Charles Darwin begins to formulate his theory of evolution while on a journey aboard the HMS Beagle
1836 - The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex that results in the death of eight people
1845 - Dr. Crawford Long is the first to use ether anesthetic for childbirth in Jefferson, Georgia
1918 - The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans starts
1929 - Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class"
1935 - The first female rabbi in the history of Judaism, Regina Jonas is ordained
1939 - Eastern Turkey is hit with a 7.8 Mw earthquake that kills at least 32,700 people
1945 - 29 nations sign the International Monetary Fund creation
1966 - The largest known cave shaft in the world, the Cave of Swallows is discovered in Aquismon, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1968 - The Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean after their mission to the Moon is completed
1978 - After 40 years of fascist dictatorship, Spain becomes a democracy
1996 - The Taliban forces retake Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan
2008 - Israel launches three-week Operation Cast Lead on Gaza
This Day in Music
1932 - The Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens
1969 - Someday, We'll Be Together by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 in the U.S.
1969 - Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin hits #1 on the album chart in the U.S.
1975 - Let's Do It Again, by The Staple Singers hits #1 in the U.S.
1980 - (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon hits #1 in the U.S. weeks after his death
2013 - Britney Spears debuts her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Sometimes by Britney Spears
This Day in Sports
1956 - Austria beats the USA 5-0 in the 45th Davis Cup
1956 - Bill Sharman of Boston, ends his NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1981 - Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers becomes the fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
insurrection n. (also figuratively)
1. (uncountable) The action of part or all of a national population violently rising up against the government or other authority; (countable) an instance of this; a revolt, an uprising; specifically, one that is at an initial stage or limited in nature.
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