Christmas is coming up, in fact it’s just right around the corner! But waiting for this favorite holiday seems to take forever! Even though it is less than a month away, waiting for Christmas can seem like an eternity! To pass the time let’s focus on some less celebrated holidays that definitely deserve some recognition. Conveniently, almost every day from here to Christmas is home to a unique and unknown holiday that will keep you busy till that grand morning of presents and cookies!
December 4th is home to National Cookie day. This holiday is a great excuse for getting in the kitchen and experimenting with the recipe book! Baking away the day is sure to take your mind off the anxiety of waiting for Christmas.
December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day. Although most people do not have the means to make cotton candy on their own, you could take a trip to the circus and stock up there! Being a part of the excitement is sure to distract you from all your long-awaited Christmas wishes.
Next up is December 8th, National Brownie Day. This oh-so-yummy holiday is a great time to cook up some brownies for your teachers! Right after National Brownie Day is National Pastry Day on December 9th. Use all your leftover brownie supplies to make up some sweet pastries for you whole family.
Make sure you save some pastries for December 13th, National Cocoa Day. You are going to need something to dip in all the Hot Cocoa that you are going to be making. However, you don’t just have to make hot cocoa, there are plenty if other cocoa-related things out there if hot chocolate isn’t your thing.
December 15th is perfect for all the cupcake makers out there, like Ashley Loomis and Abbey Millerbrend, as it is home to National Lemon Cupcake day! How such a holiday came into existence is unsure, however it is delicious, so why does it matter?
December 16th is sure to make any girl happy. Say hello to National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! This means marshmallows, bananas, peanuts, strawberries, grapes, pound cake, and so much more all sweetened by the delightful taste of chocolate! This day is perfect for curling up on the couch with a tray of assorted foods, a chocolate fountain, and every Harry Potter movie there is!
Following up this great of a holiday is nearly impossible, so whoever came up with this next holiday must have given up. December 18 is National Suckling Pig Day, what this means I haven’t the slightest clue, but it sounds disgusting. December 21st doesn’t offer anything better if you aren’t a seafood fan. It is the host of National French Fried Shrimp day. This must be like heaven for all you sea food fans!
Looking for something a little more unique in your holiday season? Check out National Pfeffernusse Day on December 23rd. Pfeffernuse are small, round, firm biscuits served as a dessert in Dutch societies. They are not too hard to make and taste delicious! However if thinking outside the box isn’t your thing, don’t worry, you can always hold off till December 24, National Egg Nog day. This holiday is the perfect way to end the countdown to Christmas!
What are you waiting for! Mark your calendars so you can celebrate all these special holidays in special ways!