December by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
The birthstone of December is turquoise with blue topaz a close second. Turquoise color can range from sky-blue to blue green to a vivid green. The flower of December is the narcissus. The Zodiac sign Sagittarius ends on December 21 and Capricorn begins on December 22.
December is noted for the Nobel Prizes being awarded in that month. Other events that took place in December are: the first Sunday newspaper began publication in Britain on December 4, 1791; the Bill of Rights was passed in the USA on December 14, 1791; the Wright brothers made their first flight on the December 17th, 1903; and the first heart transplant took place in December 03, 1967.
Celebrations in December include World Aids Day on the first, the International Day of the Disabled Person on the third, and International Hug day on the fourth. Human rights day is on the tenth but there is also the month long observance of Universal Human Rights. Poinsettia Day is on the twelfth.
| Christmas Day
is celebrated by Christians around the world on December 25 to mark the birth
of Jesus Christ. Some non-Christian celebrations in December include:
Hanukkah from December 7-14 on the Jewish calendar; Bodhi Day (Buddhism) on
the 8th; and Datta Jayanti (Hinduism) and Yomari punhi (Nepal Era)
on the 25th.
Some facts and beliefs about December: