TODAY is United Nations Anti-Corruption Day. In 2003, the UN adopted the Convention against corruption thus establishing a legally binding international law aimed at overcoming corruption and recognizing this day to promote awareness of the campaign.
TOMORROW, December 10, is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. The day is intended to memorialize the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
December 15 is notable for being BILL of RIGHTS DAY in recognition of the United States’ first 10 amendments to its Constitution guaranteeing individual and civil rights. The day is also celebrated by Esperantists, those who speak the international language Esperanto, as ZAMENHOF DAY,. L. L. Zamenhof developed Esperanto in order to serve to bring about world cooperation and peace.
On December 23, Humanists have introduced their own season holiday called HUMANLIGHT intended to celebrate a Humanist vision of a good future.
And after Christmas, many African-Americans celebrate KWANZAA, a week-long cultural celebration dedicated to the principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. As with other holidays celebrated at this time of the year, Kwanzaa, although instituted for one community, is important for others as well.
So for all of our readers, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HAPPY KWANZAA, Have a meaningful HUMANLIGHT, and a wonderful WINTER’s SOLSTICE!
(My apologies to Unitarians, I missed Chalica, which ended last week but I’ll make it up to you later this month)