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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:12 AM

Daily Holidays - December 21

Kiwi Fruit Day here's nothing on earth like kiwifruit. Brown and fuzzy on the outside, green and zesty on the inside — kiwifruit is a festival of flavor for those adventurous enough to try it. One sweet/tart taste of California Kiwifruit, and most first-time tasters become lifetime fans! This is the website for those fans, as well as the people who grow, ship and sell California Kiwifruit. We've put the wild world of kiwifruit at your virtual fingertips. Enjoy your stay and check back often as California Kiwifruit continues winning new converts! http://www.kiwifruit.org

Crossword Puzzle Day Are you among those who enjoy solving crossword puzzles? If yes, have you ever pondered over the history of this game? If you have not, then it would interest you to know more about December, 21: Crossword puzzle day and why it is being celebrated the globally. This wonderful game is known in history to have been invented by a New York journalist, English-born Arthur Wynne in the year, 1913. This man, if still alive, would have been amazed at the tempo that is being generated by the crossword puzzle not only in New York but the whole world. http://www.feinbergconsulting.com/december-21-crossword-puzzle-day/

Forefathers Day In 1769 a club was formed to honor the settlers of New Plymouth. In Thacher's History of Plymouth, Boston, 1835, he states "...seven respectable individuals, inhabitants of Plymouth, instituted a social club...which they called the Old Colony Club for the purpose of solemnizing the anniversary of the arrival of our forefathers." http://www.pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org/john-howland/articles/38-forefathers-day-december-21-our-day

Humbug Day About This Holiday
December 21st has been designated as "Humbug Day." Everyone preparing for Christmas is allowed to vent his or her frustrations today with up to twelve humbugs.
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International Dalek Remembrance Day https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDalekRemembranceDay

National Homeless Persons' Remembrance Day The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to host public events on or near December 21 remembering your neighbors who have died homeless in the past year.

These events are opportunities to come together as a community and show respect for those who have died while experiencing the tragedy of homelessness, but are also opportunities to educate. Please review the resources below for ideas and to find organizations in your community who have been involved in the past. http://www.nhchc.org/resources/consumer/homeless-persons-memorial-day/

Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day

Winter Solstice

Yule Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time" is a pagan religious festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later undergoing Christianised reformulation resulting in, the now better known, Christmastide. The earliest references to Yule are by way of indigenous Germanic month names Ærra Jéola (Before Yule) or Jiuli and Æftera Jéola (After Yule). Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Modranicht. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:05 PM

1. Shortest day, Longest night..... Have a cozy one!

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:12 PM

2. Kiwi and Crosswords!

 

Oh, what a wonderful day!

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