December is known for Christmas, of course. But there's a lot of other holidays happening this month too --- some of which you've heard of, and some which are likely new to you.
So we've rounded up some special (and some just silly!) holidays and events that your family will want to celebrate this month:
1. Rosa Parks DayRecognized by only a few states, this holiday is marked on the day Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Ala. bus. That single act of defiance became a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. Dec. 1.
The eight-day Jewish celebration, often called the Festival of Lights, is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games, and gifts. Sunset Dec. 2 through nightfall Dec. 10.