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Thursday 2020.11.26
** 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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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