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December Observances

Use these graphics on your social media platforms in support of other December themes and observances. Below is a calendar of observances for all of December.

December Toolkit Calendar


Happy Hanukkah

Suggested social media message: "Happy Hanukkah!"


National Handwashing Awareness Week

Suggested social media message: "Handwashing remains a vital tool for fighting the spread of COVID-19, and other infectious diseases. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html #COVID #IWashMyHands  "


Flu Vaccine Week

Suggested social media message: "Flu viruses are constantly changing, and a person's immune protection from flu vaccination declines over time. Get your annual vaccination to get the best protection against the flu! #flu #FluShot www.health.mil/flu"


World Aids Day, December 1 - Unite in the fight against HIV

Suggested social media message: "Since 1988, World #AIDS Day has been recognized to encourage people to get the facts, get tested for #HIV, and get involved. Learn more at: www.health.mil/HIV-AIDS #WorldAIDSday"


December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Suggested social media message: "80 years ago today, Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,403 service members and civilians and bringing the U.S. into WWII. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. #PearlHarbor"


Happy Birthday to the National Guard!

Suggested social media message: "Happy Birthday to the U.S. #NationalGuard, 385 years young today!"


Happy Birthday to the U.S. Space Force

Suggested social media message: "Happy 2nd birthday to the newest U.S. armed service, the U.S. #SpaceForce!"


Merry Christmas

Suggested social media message: "#MerryChristmas!"


Happy Kwanzaa

Suggested social media message: #Kwanzaa, an annual seven-day celebration of African-American culture, begins today. Happy Kwanzaa!"


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Pearl Harbor Day

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National Guard Birthday

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