Sangria Day pays tribute to the traditional Spanish drink - Sangria, the blend of red wine, spirits, syrup and fruit that brings back scenes of summer. An opportunity to fill and raise your glasses and think of warm summer days of the past and the summers to come.
Are you game for Games Day? First started in Britain in 1975, Games Day takes place annually on this date. It owes its origins to the days of game conventions when gamers and the gaming community showcased their talents and celebrated computer games. Nowadays, Games Day does not have to rely on online or computer gaming for enjoyment. As an alternative, families or friends can enjoy traditional board games instead.
International Dalek Remembrance Day marks the first television appearance of the Daleks on Doctor Who on 21 December 1963. Whovians may celebrate this day by watching episodes where the Doctor delivers the universe from the exterminating extra-terrestrials known as Daleks.
Also on this day, Crossword Puzzle Day commemorates this day in 1913 when the first published crossword puzzle appeared in the New York world newspaper. So why not celebrate this day by challenging the brain cells to the crossword clues of three across and two down?
Also known as the December Solstice, this day is the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours, giving an excuse to put on and show off the Christmas lights. With a calculated sunrise at 08:04 am and a sunset at 15:53 pm the daylight hours will last for seven hours and 49 minutes. After today, the length of sunlight during the day will increase.
No, nothing to do with hairdressing and dyeing grey hair, Roots Day is based on people discovering their ancestral roots. Why not find out if you are descended from princes or paupers? If there are any family gatherings planned during the holiday season why not ask and record any memories from older relatives about your shared family history. Or, dig out those old family photographs and find out about your fascinating forebears?
Traditionally, the day when yule logs were lit using part of the previous year’s log and then burned until Twelvth Night (6 January). Other traditions also said that this was the day when greenery such as holly or mistletoe was allowed into the house.
Also, this is a busy day for Father Christmas who has the challenge of organising reindeer, sleigh and presents for children of all ages.
The day chosen by the Christian church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Also the day that excited children have been counting the number of sleeps for. A holiday traditionally remembered for gift giving, roast turkey dinners and Christmas pudding.
Alternatively, take part in an organised or sponsored charity Christmas Morning Swim, or watch and cheer on the brave swimmers who do take part. At Porthcawl, over a thousand swimmers are expected to enter the water, but it is not recommended that anyone tries diving into the mudbanks of the River Usk.
Boxing Day is said to be so called because of the 800 year old tradition of distributing money to poor people from church boxes on this day. Nowadays Boxing Day is also the day when the shopping stampede known as ‘The Sales’ begins in shops and sports events are enjoyed.