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    For once, a special food day that actually ties in with something you might be doing anyway! Bake Cookies Day is a good time to get the last of your Christmas baking done, if you're so inclined. For many people, though, with the rush of everything else to do leading up to Christmas, it will be Buy Cookies Day.
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    Forefather's Day is celebrated in the New England area of America to commemorate when the pilgrims landed on 21 December 1620. A meal served includes a version of succotash that has large pieces of meat in it, meant to be sliced at the table. It's particularly marked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with ceremonies jointly led by the Old Colony Club and the Mayflower Society.
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    Tom Bawcock's Eve is celebrated in the village of Mousehole (pronounced "Mowzel") in Cornwall, near Penzance, England. A fishing village of winding, narrow streets, Mousehole is the place most closely associated with Stargazey Pie on account of the "Mousehole Cat" story.
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    Nobody really needs a reminder to have Egg Nog at this time of year, but perhaps it's a reminder to Egg Nog lovers to get their fill for the year while you still can procure it easily -- premade at stores. For those who hate Egg Nog and try to avoid it at Christmas, this is probably a nightmare, realizing that someone has even proclaimed this Egg Nog Day.
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    The early Church in Jerusalem celebrated Christ's birth on the Epiphany (6th January.) In the final quarter of the 4th century (e.g. 375 AD onwards), the Jerusalem Church switched to the practice of the Church in Rome of celebrating it on the 25th December instead.
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    The 26th of December, the day after Christmas, is an official holiday in the Australia, Canada [1], New Zealand, and the UK [2]. If it falls on a weekend, people will get the Monday off as well.
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