promotional plan

Creating Your Annual Promotional Plan

The beginning of the year is a great time to think about your annual promotional plan.

  • When will you offer themed sales? On traditional nationally celebrated holidays, shopper holidays like Black Friday, themed months or days like October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month or Groundhog Day?
  • What e-mails will you send out and why? Monthly updates, new merchandise arrivals, service alerts, secret sales, special discounts or simply leverage a non-traditional holiday as a way to stay top of mind.
  • What images or alerts will you post on social media? Promotional offers, photos of the fun happening at your store, community activities you’re involved with?
  • What contest will you create to spark engagement or use to collect customer data? Enter to win a shopping spree or share a rating on social media, etc

Create an Annual Promotional Calendar

Timing is one of the most important components in creating a successful promotions program. To maximize profitability, promotional initiatives have to be coordinated, promoted and launched at very specific intervals. If you are planning a summer promotion – such as golf deals, vacation getaway sweepstakes, or summer camp specials – you need to secure these offers weeks, if not months, in advance of your scheduled promotion time. It’s also critical to communicate key timing to your team to ensure they know what the terms and conditions are as well as ensure staffing is appropriate when more customers are likely to visit.

Here are some samples of how promotional calendars have been used.

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Holiday Promotions Plan
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Solo Mail Planning Schedule
Social Media Planning
Social Media Planning

Wacky, Whimsical, Wonderful… Consider Fun & Unusual Celebrations

Use for consumer promotions or employee engagement

Looking for a reason to communicate with customers or celebrate with your team?  Look no further, this list will provide you with creative non-traditional national recognition days for a wide variety of reasons (products, lifestyle and special interest groups).

These national non-traditional holidays also offer companies creative ways to motivate their internal teams. For example, managers could surprise employees on National Pancake Day or have fun internal parties to boost morale on Talk Like A Pirate Day. Special thanks to National Day Calendar and BrownieLocks who compiled a comprehensive list of non-traditional holidays. The list below offers monthly, weekly and daily observations.

January

Monthly Observations

  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • Hot Tea Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Soup Month

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February 2015

Monthly Observations

  • American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month

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March

Monthly Observances

  • Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month Link
  • American Red Cross Month or Red Cross Month  Link  or  Link
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month Link
  • Child Life Month Link
  • Colic Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month(Different sponsor from  National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
  • Credit Education Month
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month Link
  • Deaf History Month(3/13 to 4/15)
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • Endometriosis Month Link
  • Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science & Engineering Month Link
  • Honor Society Awareness Month Link
  • Humorists Are Artists Month
  • International Expect Success Month Link
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • International Mirth Month
  • International Women’s Month: Link
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Mad for Plaid Month
  • Music In Our Schools Month Link
  • National Athletic Training Month  Link
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Craft Month Link
  • National Ethics Awareness Month
  • National Frozen Food Month Link
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Kite Month (3/28-5/3)
  • National March Into Literacy Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Social Work Month Link
  • National Umbrella Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Small Press Month Link
  • Supply Management Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Youth Art Month
  • National Week of The Ocean Festival Sea-son: 3/13 – 6/8

Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week: 1-7
  • National Ghostwriters Week: 1-7
  • National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week: 1-7
  • Universal Human Beings Week: 1-7 Link
  • National Consumer Protection Week: 1-7
  • National Pet Sitters Week: 1-7 Link
  • National Procrastination Week: 1-7
  • National Schools Social Work Week: 1-7
  • National Severe Storm Preparedness Week: 1-7 Link
  • National Sleep Awareness Week: 1-7
  • National Words Matter Week: 1-7
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week: 1-7
  • Read an E-Book Week: 1-7
  • Return The Borrowed Books Week: 1-7
  • Save Your Vision Week: 1-7
  • Severe Weather Preparedness Week: 1-7
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 1-7 Link (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday 3/2)
  • Women in Construction Week: 1-7
  • Newspaper in Education Week: 2-6
  • National School Breakfast Week: 2-6
  • Share A Story – Shape A Future Week: 2-6
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week: 2-8(From Monday before 3/8 to Sunday after.)
  • National Money Show: 5-7
  • Festival of Owls Week: 6-8(First Full Week)
  • Universal Women’s Week: 8-14 Link
  • National Agriculture Week: 8-13
  • Teen Tech Week: 8-14
  • Girl Scout Week: 8-14 Link (Always the week with March 12)
  • American Council on Education: 14-17 Link
  • National YoYo and Skills Toys Days: 14-22
  • American Chocolate Week: 15-21 (Always 3rd Full Week) Link
  • Campfire USA Birthday Week: 15-21(3rd Full Week)
  • Health Information Professionals Week: 15-21 Link
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week: 15-21 (3rd Full Week)
  • National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week: 15-21
  • Termite Awareness Week: 15-21
  • International Brain Awareness Week: 16-22
  • Shakespeare Week: 16-22
  • Flood Safety Awareness Week: 16-20 Link
  • Act Happy Week: 16-22 (Starts on 3rd Monday)
  • Wellderly Week: 16-22 (3rd Mon-Sun Week)
  • Wildlife Week: 16-21
  • World Folktales & Fables Week: 16-22
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 20-22 (also Nov. 6-8)
  • International Tree Climbing Days: 21-22  Link
  • Tsunami Awareness Week: 22-28 Link
  • Pediatric Nurse Practioner Week: 22-28
  • National Cleaning Week: 22-28 (Last Week)
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Week: 23-27 Link(formerly in April)
  • Meat Free Week: 23-29
  • International Listening Weekend: 26-28
  • American Crossword Puzzle Days: 27-29
  • NanoDays: 28-4/5 Link
  • National Week of the Ocean: 29-4/4 Link

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April

Monthly Observations

  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Humor Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn and Garden Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Welding Month
  • Records and Information Management Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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May

Monthly Observations

  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

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June

Monthly Observations

  • Aquarium Month
  • Candy Month
  • Dairy Month
  • Fight the Filthy Fly Month
  • Gay Pride Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
  • Rose Month
  • Turkey Lovers Month

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July

Monthly Observations

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • Unlucky Month for weddings
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month

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August

Monthly Observations

  • Family Fun Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month
  • National Picnic Month

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September

Monthly Observations

  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Piano Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Little League Month
  • Honey Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Better Breakfast Month

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October

Monthly Observations

  • Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)
  • American Cheese Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Apple Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • (World) Blindness Awareness Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
  • Children’s Magazine Month
  •  Church Library Month
  • Church Safety and Security Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
  • Gay & Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
  • International Starman Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • International Walk To School Month
  • Intergeneration Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Long Term Care Planning Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Arts & Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • National Cookbook Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Depression Education & Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month
  • National Field Trip Month
  • National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
  • National Go On A Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen & Bath Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarian Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Pizza Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Right Brainers Rule! Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month

Weekly Observations

  • Universal Children’s Week: 1-7
  • Sukkot: 1-9
  • World Dairy Expo: 7-12 (First Tues. – Sunday)
  • No Salt Week: 3-10
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: 4-7
  • National Storytelling Weekend: 4-6 (1st Full Weekend) ?
  • World Space Week: 4-10
  • Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: 5-6
  • National Physicians Assistant Week: 6-12
  • Emergency Nurses Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • Fire Prevention Week: 6-12
  • Great Books Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • Mystery Series Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • National Carry A Tune Week: 6-12
  • National Metric Week: 5-11 (Week always has 10th in it.)
  • National Work From Home Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • Nuclear Medicine Week: 5-11 (1st Full Week)
  • Customer Service Week: 7-11 (1st Week) ?
  • Fall Astronomy Week: 7-13
  • Financial Planning Week: 6-12 (1st Mon-Sun Week)
  • Kids’ Goal Setting Week: 7-11
  • Spinning & Weaving Week: 7-13
  • World Rainforest Week: 7-13
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week: 10-16
  • Great American Beer Festival: 10-12
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week)
  • Earth Science Week: 12-18 (Always 2nd Full Week)
  • Freedom From Bullies Week: 12-18 (2nd Full Week)
  • Getting The World To Beat A Path To Your Door Week: 13-19
  • National Chestnut Week: 12-18 (2nd Full Week)
  • National Food Bank Week: 12-18 (Week Always Has 16th in it, World Food Day)
  • Teen Read Week: 13-19
  • YWCA Week Without Violence: 12-18 (Second Full Week)
  • National School Lunch Week: 13-17 (Starts on 2nd Monday)
  • YWCA Week Without Violence: 14-20
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
  • Freedom of Speech Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week) Link
  • National Character Counts Week: 20-26
  • National Chemistry Week: 20-26
  • National Forest Products Week: 19-25 (Starts Third Sunday)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week)
  • National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week: 20-26
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 19-25 (Always Third week)
  • National Massage Therapy Week: 19-25 (Last Full Week)
  • National Respiratory Care Week: 19-25 (last full week)
  • National Save For Retirement Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)
  • Pastoral Care Week: 20-26
  • Red Ribbon Week: 19-25 (Last Week)
  • Ally Week: 21-25
  • Kids Care Week: 10/26 – 11/1 (Always Includes 10/27 Make A Difference Day)
  • National School Bus Safety Week: 21-25 (Third Full Week)
  • National Nuclear Science Week: 21-25
  • Disarmament Week: 24-30
  • Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week: 24-30
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week: 24-31
  • World Origami Days: 24-11/11
  • International Magic Week: 25-31
  • Give Wildlife a Brake! Week: 27-11/2

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November

Monthly Observations

  • Adopt A Senior Pet Month
  • American & National Diabetes Month
  • American Indian Heritage Month (See also August)
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Greens and Plantains Month
  • Historic Bridge Awareness Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Movember
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National COPD Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • National Impotency Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Life Writing Month
  • National Long-term Care Awareness Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Family Literacy Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National PPSI Aids Awareness Month
  • National Roasting Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Plum and Pomegranate Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
  • Spinach and Squash Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month (See also February)
  • NoSHAVEmber (US – Beard Month or Movember (Australia – Moustache Month )
  • Vegan Month Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

Weekly Observances

  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 1-3 (Also March 15-17)
  • National Fig Week: 1-7
  • National Patient Accessibility Week: 1-7
  • World Communication Week: 1-7
  • Health Information and Technology Week: 3-9
  • International Fraud Awareness Week: 3-9
  • National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 3-9
  • National Nurse Practioner’s Week: 3-9
  • National Rad Tech Week: 3-9
  • Give Wildlife A Brake! Week: 4-8 Link (First Week)
  • Intimate Apparel Week: 4-8 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)
  • Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week: 7-13
  • Geography Awareness Week: 9-15 (2nd Full Week)
  • National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 10-16
  • National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 10-16 ((2nd Week M-Sun.)
  • World Kindness Week: 11-17
  • National Young Reader’s Week: 11-15 (2nd Full Week)
  • National Donor Sabath: 14-16 (The Fri.Sat.Sun. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving)
  • American Education Week: 16-22 (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
  • National Book Awareness Week: 18-23
  • National Farm-City Week: 22-28 (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
  • Better Conversation Week: 24-30
  • Church/State Separation Week: 24-30
  • National Bible Week: 23-29 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
  • National Family Week: 24-30
  • National Game & Puzzle Week: 24-30
  • National Deal Week: 27-12/4 (Week begins on the Wed. aka day before Thanksgiving)

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December

Monthly Observations

  • Aids Awareness Month Link
  • National Tie Month Link
  • National Write A Business Plan Month
  • Operation Santa Paws (1-19)
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month Link
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

Weekly Observation

  • Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 Link
  • Chanukah: 7-14
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 7-11 Link  (First Week)
  • Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 7-11 (First Full Week)
  • Computer Science Education Week: 7-11 Link (Always week with 12/9. Birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.)
  • Human Rights Week: 10-17
  • Gluten-free Baking Week: 13-19 Link(Week Before Christmas)
  • Kwanzaa: 26-1/1

December 1

  • Antartica Day: 1
  • Basketball Day: 1
  • Rosa Parks Day: 1
  • World Aids Day: 1  Link
  • Giving Tuesday: 1 (Always after Cyber Monday) Link

December 2

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day: 2
  • National Mutt Day: 2 Link
  • Safety Razor Day: 2
  • Special Education Day: 2
  • Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting: 2 (First Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
  • Special Kids Day: 2 Link  (First Wednesday)

December 3

  • International Day of Persons With Disabilities: 3
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting (DC): 3

December 4

  • Faux Fur Friday: 4 (First Friday)
  • National Cookie Day: 4 Link
  • National Dice Day: 4
  • National Salesperson Day: 4 (First Friday)
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day: 4 Link

December 5

  • AFL-CIO Day: 5
  • Bartender Appreciation Day: 5 Link  Link  Note: Feb. 24 is World Bartender Day.   (First  Saturday)
  • Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day: 5 Link  (First  Saturday)
  • International Ninja Day: 5 Link    Photo Photo
  • Sachertorte Day: 5 Link
  • Skywarn Recognition Day: 5 Link  (First  Saturday)
  • World Soil Day: 5 Link

December 6

  • Miners’ Day: 6
  • National Pawnbrokers Day: 6
  • St. Nicholas Day: 6

December 7

  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7
  • National Cotton Candy Day: 7 Link

December 8

  • Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day: 8 (woo hoo for Dr. Who)

December 9

  • Weary Willie Day: 9  Link

December 10

  • Dewey Decimal System Day: 10
  • Human Rights Day: 10  Link
  • Nobel Prize Day: 10

December 11

  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: 11 Link(Always 2nd Friday)
  • Official Lost & Found Day: 11 (2nd Friday)
  • UNICEF Birthday: 11

December 12

  • Day Of The Horse: 12 (Always 2nd Saturday Senate Res. 452)
  • Gingerbread Decorating Day: 12 (2nd Saturday)
  • Gingerbread House Day: 12
  • International Shareware Day: 12 (2nd Saturday)

December 14

  • Green Monday: 14 Link(2nd Monday)
  • Monkey Day: 14 Link or Link

December 15

  • Bill of Rights Day: 15
  • Cat Herders Day: 15

December 16

  • National Chocolate-covered Anything Day: 16 Link

December 17

  • Clean Air Day: 17
  • Free Shipping Day: 17  Link  (3rd Thursday at Participating Retailers)
  • Wright Brothers Day: 17

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December 21

  • Crossword Puzzle Day: 21
  • Forefathers Day: 21
  • Humbug Day: 21
  • National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day: 21  Link  Link
  • World Peace Day/Winter Solstice: 21 Winter Solstice: 21 (11:48 pm)
  • Yule: 21

December 23

  • Festivus: 23 Link Link
  • Human Light Celebration: 23

December 24

  • Christmas Eve: 24
  • Egg Nog Day:24 Link
  • National Re-gifting Day: 24 (The Thursday before Xmas)Link

December 25

  • Christmas: 25
  • Christmas Pudding Day: 25 Link (Note: If you eat this on Easter, it’s referred to as Plum Pudding Day.)

December 26

  • Boxing Day: 26 (Canada)
  • National Candy Cane Day: 26 Link
  • National Thank-you Note Day: 26
  • National Whiner’s Day: 26

December 28

  • National Chocolate Day: 28 & 29  Link
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day: 28

December 30

  • Bacon Day: 30 Link

December 31

  • First Nights: 31 Make Up Your Mind Day: 31
  • New Year’s Eve: 31
  • New Year’s Dishonor List: 31
  • Universal Hour of Peace Day: 31
  • World Peace Meditation Day: 31
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