Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Holidays

December signals the beginning of many different celebrations, holidays and observances in the United States and around the world. Starting with World AIDS Day on December 1st and culminating with New Years Eve the month offers a diverse journey through awareness, cultures, belief systems, history and many opportunities to give of oneself to others.Below are some links to resources and information on some December events with an emphasis on Kansas:

The Winter Holidays
(Information on December holidays and events provided by the State Library of Kansas)

Diversity Calendar
(The University of Kansas Medical Center offers up a calendar with information on special days around the world)"

World AIDS Day is December 1st
The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment urges people at risk to be tested

Kansas Travel & Tourism
(For Kansas events around the state click on EVENTS and put in a search term: winter, Christmas, snow, etc. Site is part of the Kansas Department of Commerce. They also provide a short list of Featured Events.)

Candlelight Tour at Fort Scott, Kansas
(U.S. National Park Service)

December books for children provided by the Kansas City Kansas Public Library
---Christmas Books
---Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Books and Videos for Children
(Provided by C ombined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth)

Christmas Cookie Recipes
(Brought to you by the Girard Public Schools)

Decorate with care!
(Advice on the use of candles, lights, trees, food, decorations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

Inspect Christmas Trees Often
(Kansas State University Research and Extension)

Food Safety Tips for a Safe Holiday
(Kansas Department of Agriculture)

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