December 7th : Themes for celebration and contemplation
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.
The 2022 Christmas Film World Cup Group Stage voting is into the second week and it is all to play for. All the details and downloadable wall chart available here.
International Civil Aviation Day
Established in 1994 as part of the 50th anniversary activities of the International Civil Aviation Organisation which is often known as the "Chicago Convention". It was this agreement which enabled the peaceful development of global civil aviation. The celebration was then endorsed in the UN calendar in 1996.
The UN provide resources on the topic here
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
On the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the survivors, veterans and visitors from all over the world come together to honour and remember the 2,403 people who were killed and 1,178 injured in 1941.
The National Park Service website has a series of videos of the commemorative acts from various years here.
The impressive Teachers First resource page has a list of various Pearl Harbor resources available here
December 7th in History
1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.
1917 – World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1922 – The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom and not unify with Southern Ireland.
1928 – Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher
43 BC – Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (b. 106 BC)
In this origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm
Group D 3rd seed. A recent Netflix production that can babysit the kids
Jake Doyle attempts to teach his daughter that she does not need a gift of a mobile phone to make Christmas magic and tells her of the 1988 Christmas of his childhood when he wanted a Nintendo and his sister wanted a "real" Cabbage Patch doll
Group C 3rd seed a newcomer which could easily make a place in the heart of those who were kids in the 80s who have kids now.
Jona Lewie's "Stop the Cavalry" is another song that is popular at Christmas even though it is not a Christmas song, but in fact a protest song against war. Find out about the history of the song at the homepage here.