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See FOOD FESTIVALS for December Food & Beverage Festivals
• National Egg Nog Month (Egg Nog Recipes)
• National Fruit Cake Month (Holiday Fruit Cake)
• Root Vegetables Month (Root Vegetable Articles)
• National Pear Month: Many fruits are out of season during the winter months. Pears are available fresh during this time. (Pear Trivia & Facts)
• Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
VARIABLE DATE EVENTS
- Winter Solstice: Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere. (Dec 21, 2018)
"Now commences the long winter evening around the farmer's hearth, when the thoughts of the indwellers travel far abroad, and men are by nature and necessity charitable and liberal to all creatures. Now is the happy resistance to cold, when the farmer reaps his reward, and thinks of his preparedness for winter…"
Henry David Thoreau, 'A Winter Walk'
- First day of Chanukah (Dec 2; Ends Dec 10, 2018)
(Chanukah Recipes from El Al)
- Cookie Cutter Week: (Dec 1-7 ?: 1st week in Dec)
- [National Handwashing Awareness Week]
(Dec 2-8, 2018)
- Saturnalia: (Dec 17-23) Ancient Roman festival honoring Saturn, the god of agriculture & harvest.
- UK: National Tree Week (Nov 24-Dec 2, 2018)
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