Today is December 1st, the beginning of a lot of things;
Advent. The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting (technically this started 11/28 but who’s being technical at the moment!)
The Christmas Season. Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The date is not known to be the actual birthday of Jesus, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed Jesus had been conceived, the date of the winter solstice on the ancient Roman calendar, or one of various ancient winter festivals, Christmas is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and in Christianity marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days.
December’s flower is the narcissus or holly. December’s birthstones are turquoise, lapis lazuli, zircon, topaz (blue), or tanzanite.
In Latin, decem means “ten”. December was also the tenth month in the Roman Calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February.
December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. December in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to June in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is 1 December. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is 1 December.
December starts on the same day of the week as September every year. December ends on the same day of the week as April every year.
ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Movies
And, the beginning of a new blog series for me. 🙂
I turn 30 this year (in less than 14 days!!) and I’m so very excited about it! I get that for most of my friends 30 is the beginning of getting old. Some of them (no names mentioned!!) have even discussed having cosmetic retouching done! We’re only 30!
In light of my 30th birthday, I’ve been polling my friends to see how they celebrated (or want to celebrate) their milestone birthday. I’ve been given some pretty interesting answers and plan on turning each different answer into a blog for the month of December. So, that means that you’ll get to read MANY new blog posts this month! (I know. I know. You can’t contain your excitement!)
Plan to come back often and catch up with the different party ideas! 🙂