December 6

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 6, include:

  • Bartender Appreciation Day - December 6, 2024 (First Friday in December)
  • Faux Fur Friday - December 6, 2024 (First Friday in December)
  • International Sweater Vestival - December 6, 2024 (Second Friday After Thanksgiving)
  • Microwave Oven Day 
  • Miners' Day 
  • Mitten Tree Day
  • National Gazpacho Day 
  • National Pawnbrokers Day 
  • Put on Your Own Shoes Day 
  • St. Nicholas Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 6, are:

  • Advent - December 1 - 24, 2024
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 1-7, 2024
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 1-7, 2024 (First Full Week of December)
  • 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 6, 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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 6 is Sagittarius.

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

  • 1917 - Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman who co-founded Baskin-Robbins (Ice Cream!) (d. 2008)
  • 1991 - Milica Mandic, Servian taekwondo athlete, two-time Olympic Champion

Famous Deaths

  • 343 - Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)
  • 1889 - Jefferson Davis, American General and politician who because the President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
  • 1951 - Hardold Ross, American journalist and publisher who founded The New Yorker (b. 1892)
  • 1988 - Roy Orbison, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Only the Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1491 - King Charles VIII of France marries Anna Duchess of Brittany giving France control over Brittany
  • 1938 - Actress Bette Davis (All About Eve) divorces musician Harmon Nelson after 6 years of marriage
  • 1962 - Scottish actor Sean Connery (James Bond) marries actress Diane Cilento
  • 1988 - Actor and comedian Robin Williams divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage (Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting)

Quote of the Day

Love Peace and Joy!

May everyone have Love, Peace, and Joy this Holiday Season!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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This Day in History

  • 1790 - The United States Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, PA
  • 1865 - The U.S. State of Georgia ratifies the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 1884 - The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed
  • 1897 - London becomes the world's first city to have licensed taxicabs
  • 1907 - In Monongah, West Virigina, a coal mine explosion kills 362 workers
  • 1917 - Finland declares independence from the Russian Empire
  • 1917 - More than 1,900 people are killed from a munition's explosion near Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1917 - German submarine SM U-53 torpedoes and sinks the fist American destroyer the USS Jacob Jones during World War I
  • 1941 - During World War II, Camp X opens in Canada to train Allied secret agents for the war
  • 1971 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 begins when Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India
  • 1973 - In a Vote of 387-35, the United States House of Representatives confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States
  • 2005 - An Iranian Air Force C-130 military transport plane crashes into a ten-story apartment building in Tehran killing all 94 people on board and 12 people on the ground
  • 2017 - The United States 45th President, Donald Trump's administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1977 - Running On Empty by Jackson Brown is released
  • 1994 - Sixteen Stone is the debut album released by Bush
  • 2015 - Carole King is celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors, where Aretha Franklin sings You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman written by Carole King

Video Above: Glycerine by Bush

This Day in Sports

  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Australian swimmer David Theile wins the 100m backstroke gold medal and sets a world record of 1:02.2
  • 1956 - At the Melbourne Olympics, Australia wins the gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay team of Lorraine Crapp, Dawn Fraser, Faith Leech, Sandra Morgan who also set a world record of 4:17.1
  • 1992 - Jerry Rice, wide receiver of the San Francisco 49ers catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over the Miami Dolphis
  • 1992 - The San Francisco Giants sign Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds to a Record $43 million deal

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Nicholine (adjective)

1. Created by, in the style of, or pertaining to (any of several people named) Nicholas.

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