December sneaked in this year among the clouds that came and went all day. Some of the clouds looked as if they could rain, but never did. Sometimes the visiting buzzards seem to get playful and come fly around where I am working in the garden. They zoom around above my head and seem to be competing against each other as they see who can fly the fastest or dive the deepest. Anyway, fun is had by all! Enjoy your photostudies linked below. And-Enjoy your December!
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- Its birth flower is the holly or poinsettia.
- Its birthstone is the blue turquoise or zircon, and the recently added tanzanite.
- Its Zodiac signs are Sagittarius (until December 21) and Capricorn (December 22 onwards).
Events in December
- Day of Restoration of Independence of Portugal (December 1)
- Union Day of Romania (December 1)
- World AIDS Day (December 1)
- National Day of United Arab Emirates (December 2)
- Sinterklaas in the Netherlands (December 5)
- Father's Day (King's Birthday) in Thailand (December 5)
- Independence Day in Finland (December 6)
- Constitution Day in Spain (December 6)
- Saint Nicholas Day in Greece (December 6)
- Pearl Harbor Day in the United States (December 7)
- Fukuoka Marathon is held on first Sunday in December.
- Día de la Madre en Panamá (Mother's Day) in Panama. (December 8)
- Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. (December 8)
- Constitution Day in Romania. (December 8)
- In the Ásatrú religion, Egil Skallagrimsson's Day (December 9) is a day of remembrance for the Viking hero.
- Nobel Prizes awarded (December 10) on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.
- Human Rights Day (December 10)
- Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, or Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Mexico(December 12)
- Independence Day (Jamhuri Day) in Kenya (December 12)
- National Day of Kingdom of Bahrain (December 12)
- Saint Lucy (December 13)
- Honolulu Marathon is held on second Sunday in December.
- Monkey Day (December 14)
- Bill of Rights Day (United States). (December 15)
- Zamenhof Day (December 15)
- Victory day of Bangladesh (December 16)
- Day of Reconciliation in South Africa (December 16).
- Hannukah (December 20 in 2011)
- First day of winter (December 21)
- Solstice (called the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) occurs on dates varying from December 20 to December 22 (in UTC). See also Yule
- Mother's Day in Indonesia (December 22)
- The Emperor's Birthday, a national holiday in Japan (December 23)
- Festivus (December 23)
- HumanLight (Humanist holiday), (December 23)
- Christmas Eve (December 24)
- Christmas (December 25)
- Boxing Day (December 26)
- Day of Goodwill (December 26)
- Kwanzaa (December 26 to January 1)
- Independence Day in Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day, (December 26)
- Proclamation Day in South Australia (December 28)
- Philippines – Rizal Day (December 30)
- New Year's Eve (December 31)
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Have a great month!