• Merrick Wells

The Fifth of December

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

December 5th : 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 5

Play Outside Day

This idea is a monthly event that happens on the first Saturday of every month, obviously, a play outside day in the middle of winter is not something that many people could endorse. It is once again an American idea and it is not something that promotes organised events but to encourage people to get outdoors and play with their kids on a monthly basis. More information on their website here.

Bathtub Party Day

Invented by Thomas and Ruth Roy at WellCat to encourage people to skip the shower and enjoy a bath. Once more, Americans seem to demonstrate an ability to create days to celebrate the most curious of things.

International Ninja Day

This stupidity seems fairly self-explanatory. Check out the official website for various 'how to' activities including how to make a ninja mask from a t-shirt or how to make a paper shuriken. There is also a ninja quiz to take.

World Soil Day

A United Nations Day adopted in 2013 and the date of December 5th was chosen as it was the official birthday of the late H.M King of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who was the main proponent of this initiative. It is designed to raise awareness about soil erosion. There is a well-stocked UN webpage with information and materials here. The Discovery website has a series of materials and videos on this initiative as well.

International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development

A UN campaign day adopted through resolution in December 1985 to promote the contribution of local, national and international volunteers. The UN resources page is here.

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