National Ding-a-Ling Day / National Poinsettia Day

National Ding-a-Ling Day

December 12

National Ding-a-Ling Day was created to urge people to call relatives or friends of whom you have not heard from in a long time. You can contact childhood buddies, past neighbors or former co-workers. The point of this special day is for you to reach out to someone whom over time slipped away from commonplace conversations.

National Poinsettia Day

December 12

According to, the Poinsettia in Mexico is called “La Flor de La Nochebuena or, Flower of the Holy Night and is displayed in celebration of the December 12th Dia de la Virgen or Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Use of the plant to celebrate Christmas in Mexico dates back to the 17th century. Poinsettias contribute upwards of $250 million to the U.S. economy each year at the wholesale level. They are the best-selling potted plant in the United States and Canada.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Frank Sinatra – Singer & Actor – born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Dionne Warwick – Singer – born in East Orange, New Jersey

Cathy Rigby – Gymnast – born in Los Alamitos, CA



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