30 December – Bacon Day

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  Everything is better with bacon! That may be why there are two Bacon Days each year. And is just not enough! (Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)

29 December – Tick Tock Day

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  Tick Tock Day reminds us only two days are remaining in the year.  Do you have any unfinished business that needs to be done in this calendar year?  Is there something big you want to accomplish yet this year?  Now is the time to finish up as the clock is ticking! (Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)

28 December – Card Playing Day

Card Playing Day - Elizabeth Place
  In the 9th century, the Chinese began developing games using money and other paper objects. These early playing cards bear no resemblance to the sturdier European playing cards that developed a few centuries later. Card games spread around the world in a variety of shapes and styles. From the elaborate Mamluk designs of Egypt to the appearance of the first playing cards during the Early Renaissance in Europe, the decks were divided into four suits of coins, cups, swords and sticks or batons. It is from these four suits that today’s modern decks of ...

27 December – Fruit Cake Day

Fruit Cake Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Fruitcake Day! Although fruit cakes are certainly a delicious treat to enjoy around the holidays, they are quite possibly the most popular item for re-gifting. A whopping 38% of people say they give fruitcakes away when they receive them! Nevertheless, fruitcakes have remained popular for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians buried their loved ones with fruitcakes because they believed this particular food was essential for the journey to the afterlife. The Crusaders were known for eating fruitcakes during their campaigns. The small cakes could ...

23 December – Roots Day

Roots Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Roots Day! The holiday season is full of family functions and gatherings, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate your roots! Many people take their family history and ancestry for granted, and never take the time to learn about the struggles and triumphs of their ancestors and the history of their family name. It is our genealogy that makes us who we are today, so take the time to sit down with your older relatives and talk to them about the past. You may hear some funny stories and learn a few things about your family that you never knew before!...

22 December – Cookie Exchange Day

Cookie Exchange Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Cookie Exchange Day! It’s not too late to host a cookie exchange party of your own. Invite friends and family to a sweet and delicious holiday gathering. The first form of “cookie exchanges” began during the Middle Ages. During this period, spices and dried exotic fruits were becoming increasingly popular in baking methods. Given their exoticism and price, families could only afford to bake cookies at Christmas time. They shared these special treats with family, friends, and neighbours. There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than ...

21 December – Ugly Christmas T-Shirt Day

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Ugly Christmas T-Shirt Day! Embrace this light-hearted, festive day and wear your tackiest ugly Christmas t-shirt or tank top. Let your personal sense of fashion shine with a top emblazoned with Rudolph’s face or a spirited Christmas phrase – the more over the top, the better! To really get into the spirit, host a fun ugly Christmas T-shirt party this holiday season! (Source: punchbowl.com)

20 December – Sangria Day

Sangria Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Sangria Day! This refreshingly fruity drink is the perfect cure for summer. There are thousands of different variations of sangria that combine such ingredients as sliced fruit, honey, sugar, juice, carbonated soda, red or white wine, and other alcohols. Each combination changes the flavour, alcohol content, and carbonation of the sangria. To celebrate Sangria Day, conjure up your favourite sangria recipe to enjoy with friends and family! (Source: punchbowl.com)

19 December – Oatmeal Muffin Day

Oatmeal Muffins Day - Elizabeth Place
  Celebrating Oatmeal Muffin Day is easy. If you follow the recipe below, you can make a batch of Oatmeal Muffins for the whole family to enjoy in the mornings. Ready to get baking? 1 cup of milk 1 cup of quick cooking oats 1 egg 1/4 cup of vegetable oil 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1/4 cup of white sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt Now for the instructions! Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners In a small bowl, combine the milk and oats; let soak for 15 minutes In a ...

18 December – Bake Cookies Day

Bake Cookies Day - Elizabeth Place
  Bake Cookies Day occurs in the middle of the holiday season, and is a great excuse to bake some delicious cookies. Why not try some cinnamon flavoured cookies to get your kitchen smelling of festivities? Or there’s always the classic ‘sugar cookie’ with brightly coloured icing, silver candy balls and sprinkles, cut into a myriad of seasonal shapes. Bake Cookies Day is your excuse to indulge in the art (and eating) of cookies of every stripe and measure, especially those that remind you of the season. (Source: daysoftheyear.com)