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. December 1 is also Rosa Parks Day: the day that she ignited controversy by refusing to move to the back of the bus.
The day was also that date in 1830 that Victor Hugo was supposed to finish his famous novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Of course, he missed his deadline, and the novel wouldn't be published until 1831, but it's still a literary curiosity for the day.
Take a look at the reading selection for today.
What do writers say?
This section is a Christmas tree:
Loaded with pretty toys for you.
Behold the blocks, the Noahs arks,
The popguns painted red and blue.
No solemn pine-cone forest-fruit,
But silver horns and candy sacks
And many little tinsel hearts
And cherubs pink, and jumping-jacks.
For every child a gift, I hope.
The doll upon the topmost bough
Is mine. But all the rest are yours.
And I will light the candles now.
- Vachel Lindsay
Selected reading for this day: