Cariloha Friday! It’s technically Thursday, but we wanted to give you a head start on one of the biggest holiday party weekends of the year. If you’re looking for a few more reasons (pre and post Christmas) to crack open that case of egg nog , we’ve got a few party dates that may just inspire your festive side.
This list will take you from today through next Tuesday, celebrating everything from the First Day of Winter (today), Festivus for the rest of us! (tomorrow), National Egg Nog Day (Saturday), and of course Christmas Day on Sunday – should be a joyous weekend of treats, gifts, friends, snowflakes and fruitcake. Have fun and don’t forget to wrap up in your Cariloha bamboo-soft clothing, sheets or towels along the way.
December 22 – 27
22 – Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)
22 – (1949) Maurice and Robin Gibb, singers, musicians, members of the “Bee Gees”
23 – Festivus – for the rest of us!
23 – Emperor’s Birthday (Japan)
23 – (1805) Joseph Smith, founder, first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
23 – Roots Day
24 – National Chocolate Day
24 – National Egg Nog Day
24 – (1809) Kit Carson, frontiersman, soldier
24 – (1905) Howard Hughes, industrialist, aviator, producer, recluse
24 – (1974) Ryan Seacrest, host of “American Idol”
24 – Franz Joseph Gruber composed “Silent Night” in 1818
25 – Christmas Day
25 – National Pumpkin Pie Day
25 – (1642) Sir Isaac Newton, scientist, mathematician
25 – (1946) Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter
25 – (1962) Norm McDonald, actor, comedian
26 – Kwanzaa
26 – Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK)
26 – St. Stephen’s Day (Ireland, Switzerland)
27 – National Fruitcake Day
27 – Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
We hope this long list of historic dates and holidays will help you get passed the post-Christmas holiday blues. There’s so much to celebrate – you won’t have time to think about post-party-depression. Just keep ringing those bells all the way through the New Year and beyond.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Prosperous New Year to all of you!