December 8: NO SCHOOL
December 15: Luray Caverns Field Trip
December 19: Movie Day
December 20 - January 2: HOLIDAY
December 3 @ 1048 am: Long Nights Moon. December's Full Moon. This is a good time for spiritual alchemy - time to evaluate your life, and to know that
you will survive the dark times. if you've already put the darkness behind you, take your good fortune and share it with others.
December 5: Krampusnacht. This is the day to celebrate Krampus, a Bavarian figure who is the complete opposite from Santa Claus.
December 21: Yule. For more traditions and Yule magick, go to: https://www.thoughtco.com/all-about-yule-2562972. This is the Winter Solstice in the
northern hemisphere. An amazing thing will happen in the sky: the earth's axis will tilt away from the Sun and the Sun will reach its greatest distance
from the equatorial plane. Many cultures in fact have "celebrations of light". The most important part of any Yule celebration are candles, bonfires, etc. Traditional
customs such as the Yule log, the decorated tree, and wassailing (caroling) can all be traced back to Norse origins. Some cultures celebrate this time as long as 12 days.
December 23: the Celtic tree month of Birch begins. Until January 20. This is a time for rebirth and regeneration. As the Solstice passes, it is time to look towards
the light once more. When a forested area burns down, the Birch is the first tree to grow back. The Celtic name for this month is Beth. Workings done during
this month should add a bit of momentum and a bit of "oomph" to new endeavors. The Birch is also associated with magick done regarding creativity
and fertility, as well as healing and protection. You could tie a red ribbon around the trunk of a Birch tree to ward off any negative energy, or use Birch bark
as a magickal parchment to keep writings safe.
December 25: Feast of Frau Holle. She was a Germanic Goddess.
December 1: Rosa Parks Day
December 4: National Sock Day
December 5: Bathtub Party Day
December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas
December 26: National Candy Cane Day
December 31: New Year's Eve