Today’s sunlight shortage is probably why it’s knows as NATIONAL FLASHLIGHT DAY.
Among Hindus, this is the first day of PANCHA GANAPATI, a five-day festival.
In Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala, people are in the middle of a nine-day celebration called LAS POSADAS.
Among Zuni and Hopi tribes of Native Americans, today is SOYAL.
Iranians are celebrating YALDA.
The Saami, indigenous people of Finland, Norway, and Sweden, are celebrating the BEIWE FESTIVAL.
In Pakistan, the Kalesh are at the end of their two-week long CHAWMOS FESTIVAL.
If you’ve ever read Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, you know that this is PHILEAS FOGG WINS A WAGER DAY because, well, he made it around the world in eighty days.
Finally, is the stress of the holidays getting you down? Well, Happy HUMBUG DAY! Unhappy Humbug Day? Regardless, take a deep breath and try to enjoy. It will be over soon.
Whichever holiday you are celebrating today, have a safe and happy one!