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25 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in December

25 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in December

Whether you're a holiday fanatic who wants even more to celebrate, or a Scrooge with a burning desire to buck tradition, we've got plenty of offbeat observances to put on your calendar. December 9: Weary Willie DayProfessional clown Emmett Kelly created one of the more memorable clown characters of the 20th century: “Weary Willie.” Unlike many of his clown predecessors, Weary Willie opted out of white face paint and broad slapstick for the “tramp” look popular among Depression-era derelicts. December 12: Poinsettia Dayalicjane/iStock via Getty ImagesThis day doesn't just celebrate the festive flower—it also marks the death of its namesake, Joel Roberts Poinsett. December 13: National Day Of The HorseCallipso/iStock via Getty ImagesIn 2004, the Senate signed legislation to officially make the second Saturday of December the National Day of the Horse. December 25: A’phabet DayA pun on noel, this offbeat ce'ebration is designed to high'ight the arbitrary nature of many of the year's si''ier ho'idays.

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