December 29

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 29, include:

  • National Chocolate Day - December 28 and 29
  • Pepper Pot Day 
  • Still Need to do Day
  • Tick Tock Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 29, are:

  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Winter Enforcement) - December 18, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 25, 2024 through Evening of January 2, 2025
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Kwanzaa - Evening of December 26, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include December 29, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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 25, 2024 - Mid February, 2025

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 29 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1808 - Andrew Johnson, American General and politician who became the 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
  • 1936 - Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1938 - Jon Voight, American actor and producer (Deliverance, Coming Home, The Champ, Runaway Train)
  • 1947 - Ted Danson, American actor and producer (Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Three Men and a Baby)
  • 1972 - Jude Law, English actor (Enemy at the Gate, Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday)

Famous Deaths

  • 1929 - Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman who founded Maybach, a German luxury car brand that in 2013 became a sub-brand of Mercedes Benz
  • 2022 - Pele, Brazilian footballer (b. 1940)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1984 - MLB player Mark McGwire marries Kathlene Hughes
  • 1990 - Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton marries Shannon Kelley
  • 1994 - Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr. marries Victoria Holdsworth 
  • 1997 - Australian actress Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Oceans 8) marries screenwriter Andrew Upton 
  • 2004 - British-American actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, The Crown) marries documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne

Quote of the Day


December 29 is Still Need to do Day!

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO-DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” — Jean de La Fontaine

“To-Do lists help us break life into small steps.” — Randy Pausch

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO-DO List every day, keep it visible.” — Alan Lakein

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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This Day in History

  • 1607 - Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan leader Wahunsenacawh, successfully pleads for the life of John Smith after tribal leaders attempt to execute him
  • 1778 - Savannah, George is captured by three thousand British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War
  • 1812 - The USS Constitution commanded by Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java, a British Royal Nancy 38-gun frigate, off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle
  • 1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
  • 1845 - The United States annexes the Republic of Texas
  • 1890 - On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment
  • 1913 - Hollywood's first feature film, The Squaw Man by Cecil B. DeMille starts filming
  • 1937 - With the adoption of a new Constitution, the Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland
  • 1940 - During World War II, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians
  • 1975 - A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11, and injuring more than 75 people
  • 1998 - Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the Cambodian genocide that clamed over one million lives
  • 2020 - In the southern Yemeni city of Aden, a large explosion at the airport kills at least 22 people and injures 50 more
  • 2020 - A 6.4 Mz earthquake hits near the town of Petrinja in Croatia killing 7 people

This Day in Music

  • 1812 - Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven is performed for the first time
  • 1880 - The opera La Mascotte opens in Paris
  • 1973 - Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce hits #1 in the U.S. three months after he was killed in a plane crash (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1962 - British driver Graham Hill comes in first place in the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit
  • 1965 - CBS purchases the NFL TV rights for 1966-68 for $18.8 million per year
  • 1968 - Joe Namath passes 3 touchdown passes to bring the New York Jets to a 27-23 win over the Oakland Raiders during the AFL Championship
  • 2007 - Tom Brady sets an NFL record, throwing his 50th touchdown pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to have a 16-0 score during the regular season

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

human rights n. (plural only)

1. (international law) The set of basic rights and freedomes that all humans should be guaranteed, including the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.

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