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25 Days of Christmas

Christmas happens but once each year, but why not celebrate for a few more days... Here's a series that celebrates the holiday spirit. Join us in ringing in the holidays!

Day 01 - December 1
It's the first day of December. It's National Pie Day, Feast day of St Eligius, and the day that Barbes Diena is observed. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 02 - December 2
It's the second day of December. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 03 - December 3
It's the third day of December. It's National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 04 - December 4
It's the fourth day of December. It's International Hugging Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 05 - December 5
It's the fifth day of December. It's Sinterklaas Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 06 - December 6
It's the sixth day of December. It's St. Nicholas Day. The modern adaptation of the day is called KrampusNacht. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 07 - December 7
It's the seventh day of December. It's Willa Cather Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 08 - December 8
It's the eighth day of December. Today, it's the Grinch Day. It's Bodhi Day. December 8 is also Student Day. And, in France, we celebrate the Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières). Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 09 - December 9
It's the ninth day of December. It's John Milton Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 10 - December 10
It's the tenth day of December. It's Emily Dickinson Day. It's also the day the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, which is appropriate, since it's also Human Rights Day. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 11 - December 11
It's the eleventh day of December. December 11 is Tango Day in Argentina. The Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II is celebrated on this day. We also celebrate Septimontium. It's the day Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz was born. Alfred de Musset was born on December 11, 1810. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 12 - December 12
It's the twelfth day of December. It's is Poinsettia Day. December 12 is Gustave Flaubert Day. Today is Feast of Masá'il. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 13 - December 13
It's the thirteenth day of December. It's Heinrich Heine Day (since that famous German author was born on December 13, 1797). Before the Gregorian reform, this day was considered the shortest day and longest night of the year.

Day 14 - December 14
It's the fourteenth day of December. It's not exactly Santa's workshop or the North Pole. But, on this day in 1911, Roald Amundsen reached the very tip of the South Pole, with his team. It's also Aphra Behn Day, the day the famous poet and playwright was baptized. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 15 - December 15
It's the fifteenth day of December. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 16 - December 16
It's the sixteenth day of December. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 17 - December 17
It's the seventeenth day of December. It's Wright Brothers Day, when we celebrate flight. On December 17, John Greenleaf Whittier was born in 1807. Ford Madox Ford was born in 1873. Thomas Tickell was born in 1685. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 18 - December 18
It's the eighteenth day of December. It's Nutcracker Day! On December 18, we also celebrate the Feast of Epona. It's also a day to remember Sebastian, the martyr. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 19 - December 19
It's the ninteenth day of December. Today is Christmas Carol Day! December 19 is the Roman festival, Opalia. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 20 - December 20
It's the twentieth day of December. Writer John Fletcher was baptized on this day in 1579. John Steinbeck died on this day in 1968. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 21 - December 21
It's the twenty-first day of December. Celebrate Divalia, the Roman festival. We also celebrate Yalda. It's the shortest day of the year: Winter Solstice. On December 21, Thomas Becket was born in 1118. Heinrich Böll was born on this date in 1917. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 22 - December 22
It's the twenty-second day of December. In the Northern Hemisphere, this day is the first day of winter. The day is also sometimes known as Yule. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 23 - December 23
It's the twenty-third day of December. "The Night Before Christmas" ("A Visit from St. Nicholas") was first published in the Sentinel on this day in 1823. We also celebrate Festivas today. It's also time for the Roman festival, Larentalia. Take a look at the reading selection for today.

Day 24 - December 24
It's the twenty-fourth day of December. It's Christmas Eve. Are you dreaming of everything that will come on Christmas Day (the 25th). Take a look at the reading selection for today.

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