Tis the season to be Merry……….Falalalalalalalala!
Tis the season to be merry……….Falalalalalalalala……Welcome in December and the Holiday Season with a song in your heart………..
December is the twelfth and final month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of winter. It derives its name from the Latin word decem, meaning ten, as December was originally the 10th month in the Roman calendar. The period of January and February didn’t really count as months, and the Roman calendar was based on a 304 day year, based on the approximate lunar month of 29 1/2 days. The inventor of the 304 day calendar was Romulus, twin brother of Remus – the same Romulus and Remus who founded Rome around 800 B.C.December ushers in the first day of winter on Dec 21 with the shortest day and longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. This happens because the North Pole is at its furthest point away from the sun. But the good news is that on Dec. 22 the days start to get longer again!!!! Yeah.
Holiday festivities are around every corner. Our Historic downtown Prescott is magical at this time of the year! Kick off the season festivities on Saturday December 2nd surrounding Yavapai County Courthouse with the 35th Annual Christmas Parade-A cowboy Christmas from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Parade will be followed by The 63rd Annual Courthouse Lighting Ceremony @ 6PM.
With shopping and preparations for the upcoming holiday this is a season of joy, for gift giving ideas support our local home town shops. Are you looking for a great Christmas gift? What better Christmas gift then a house! Stop by BloomTree in the Courthouse square while shopping and ask for Theresa.
On December 24, 1818, the song “Silent night holy night” was first sung. Christmas Eve is celebrated! If you are visiting Prescott for the holiday season and are looking for a place to worship visit Theresadesoto.com for a list of churches.
December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870. “Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”. Mass is a celebration. Whether you are sharing in old traditions or creating new ones, while decorating, exchanging gifts and having family meals, remember the reason for the season.
Closing out the holiday season and the month of December is the New Years boot drop Dec 31st on the historic Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott. Last year’s event drew thousands of people. For more information about this and other events during the month of December visit TheresaDesoto.com for a community connection.
Who Knew? December is …
Bingo Month, Egg Nog Month, Fruit Cake Month, Write to a Friend Month
Paper White Narcissus, Holly or Poinsettia
“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December
A magical thing and sweet to remember.
‘We are nearer to Spring than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”
– Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing
Celebrate These December Days . . .
1st Eat a Red Apple Day
4th Wear Brown Shoes Day
6th Put on your own Shoes Day
13th Ice Cream Day
14th International Monkey Day
21st Humbug Day
25th Christmas Day
30th Bacon Day
- 2nd The toilet paper roll was patented (Patent #465,588) (1891)
- 13th The Clip-on tie is created. (1928)
- 19th Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol”. (1843)
- 21st “Snow White” premiered at theaters. (1937)
- 25th Jesus Christ is born in a little town in Bethlehem (0)
- 27th Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens. (1932)
- 28th William F. Semple patented chewing gum. (1869)
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