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Tuesday 2020.12.01
* AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education.
aids.org INFO SHARE

Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
Sometimes observed by local galleries/museums.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Without_Art PHOTOS INFO SHARE


Wednesday 2020.12.02
* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2020.12.10 Yearly. Sunset to sunset. UNCONFIRMED
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
chabad.org/holidays INFO SHARE


Sunday 2020.12.06
* Toys For Tots motorcycle parade (since 1978). 1st Sunday in December Yearly. All ages. Bring a toy. 9:30a UNCONFIRMED
World's largest, drawing over 20000 participants! Many biker Santas. Assembly begins hours earlier.
Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western. Travels all the way North to Foster.
chicagolandtft.org MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE


Thursday 2020.12.10
Human Rights Day (since 1948). Yearly.
U.N. issued Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day.
viscom.ohiou.edu/amnesty/UDHR.html SHARE


Monday 2020.12.21
* Winter Solstice. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php INFO SHARE


Thursday 2020.12.24
Mass. Yearly. All ages. Free. 8p-1a.
Late Christmas eve gatherings at most churches welcoming all. Northsiders try the Evanston cluster.
bedno.com/mind/seasonal/winter/songsbedno.com/album/20031225 PHOTOS INFO SHARE


Friday 2020.12.25
* Christmas. Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
Gifts are exchanged. Spirit of giving encouraged.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas PHOTOS SHARE


Saturday 2020.12.26
Boxing day. Yearly.
Give gifts to service providers such as postal delivery person and trash collector. Sometimes observed on first weekday following xmas.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day SHARE

Kwanza. Yearly.
An African American holiday, originally observing the fruit harvest, now with broader themes of family, reverence, commemoration, recommitment and celebration.
officialkwanzaawebsite.org PHOTOS INFO SHARE