- ** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
- Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.
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- * State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8a-11a UNCONFIRMED
- Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
chicagofestivals.orgState from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.
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- * AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
- Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education.
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- Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
- Sometimes observed by local galleries/museums.
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- * 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.
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- * 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.
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- Human Rights Day (since 1948). Yearly.
- U.N. issued Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day.
- * Winter Solstice. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
- Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
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