• Merrick Wells

The Second of December

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

December 2nd : Themes for celebration and contemplation

As December gets underway, we all know that we are now in the countdown to Christmas, otherwise known as Advent. This will probably mean a daily chocolate treat as we feel our excitement and anticipation for Christmas Day growing.

If you are looking for some themes and points of interest to add to your advent countdown, the Bulldogz Christmas spirit is in full flow and we can provide you with some of the fun, serious and little known points of celebration for each day on this magical countdown.

December 2

Cider Monday

One of those curious American trends that has emerged in retaliation to the increasing frenzied Cyber Monday. Bookshops started to encourage people to come into their stores and enjoy a glass of cider and avoid the cyber sales.

Cyber Monday

A marketing term to promote sales for the Monday after Thanksgiving in America, encouraging people to shop online. Despite belief that the idea was created in China, the term was first coined by Ellen Davis in 2005 after reading 2004 research that identified the day was the biggest online shopping days of the year.

Mutt Day

Another American phenomenon, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day and celebrated on both July 31 and December 2. It was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs. Pure breed dogs tend to be rescued much quicker than mixed breeds despite the facts that mixed breeds are healthier, better behaved and live longer. They are also able to perform duties and tasks - such as a bomb or drug sniffer, guide dog or search and rescue.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

This day marks the commemoration of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic of Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others on December 2, 1949. The focus of the day is on the eradication of contemporary forms of slavery, such as people trafficking, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage and the recruitment of children in conflict. Resources available here on the anti slavery website.

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