Tuesday, December 06, 2011

December 6: Celebrations For Today

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Thanks for joining as we discuss celebrations for December 6, 2011. Visit our website Gone-ta-pott.com for complete information about these holidays. St. Nicholas DayPut On Your Own Shoes Day, Mitten Tree Day, National Gazpacho Day,  Constitution Day in Spain, Independence Day in Finland, Microwave Oven Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

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Saint Nicholas Day:  where St. Nicholas / Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoes. (International) This holiday is observed and celebrated on December 6 every year, which is the main "Feast Day." (Greece) December 5 in the Netherlands, December 6 in Belgium. This holiday is all about honoring the real Saint Nicholas which is also spelled Nicolas or Nikolas- who is now commonly identified with Santa Claus.

National Gazpacho Day: This is a Food Holiday (recipe found here)
Gazpacho is a cold Spanish / Portuguese tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalucia. Gazpacho is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal (where it is known as gaspacho) and parts of Latin America. Gazpacho is mostly consumed during the summer months, due to its refreshing qualities and cold serving temperature. 

Our readers ask us why is Gazpacho Day in December; a winter month- when gazpacho is a popular summer soup. Well we couldn't actually find the answer to that because we couldn't find the origin of this holiday. But if we were to guess... December was picked because this soup is a COLD soup. Which means it's best eaten cold and since December is a winter month we have to assume it's in honor of winter. If anyone has more information about this holiday please do post it here.

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day (Sindh): Always check
Sindh Culture Day is observed on December 4th, 5th, 6th. The day is observed on the first sunday of December. The dates for 2011 was notified as 20th of November in order to accommodate the Holy month of Muharram expected to commence on 26th of November 2011. in 2009 it was 6th of december and in 2010 it was 5th december. The day is celebrated by the people of Sindh, province of Pakistan to express their loyalty to the Sindhi culture and it's thousands of year old cultural symbols, the traditional Sindhi Cap and Ajrak cloth. When the day was celebrated for the first time in 2009, it was referred to as "Sindhi Topi Day" (Sindhi Hat Day), however in 2010 it was universally referred to as "Sindh Culture Day".

Mitten Tree Day:
December 6 - This holiday is popular in schools. It's celebrated by setting up a fake tree, and have the children bring in a pair of mittens to hang on the tree for a cute and personal decoration for the classroom.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada) A day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women. The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991.  Canadian flags on all federal buildings – including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario – are flown at half-mast on December 6. In addition, Canadians are encouraged to observe a minute of silence on December 6 and to wear a white ribbon (or a purple ribbon) as a commitment to end violence against women.

Constitution Day (Spain)
The Spanish Constitution is the fundamental law of the Kingdom of Spain. It was enacted on foot of the 1978 referendum, as part of the Spanish transition to democracy. It was preceded by many previous constitutions of Spain.

Finland's Independence Day
celebrate the independence of Finland from Russia in 1917. Finland's Independence Day ( itsenäisyyspäivä, Swedish: självständighetsdag) is a national public holiday held on December 6 to celebrate Finland's declaration of independence from the Russina Empire. The movement for Finland's Independence started after the revolutions in Russia, caused by the disturbances from the defeats of the First World War.

National Miner's Day
National Pawnbrokers Day

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