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Happy New Years Eve!!  Think about all the good you have done this year, how much you have grown emotionally - socially and perhaps physically. What will the new year bring for you? We at Discovery Girls wish you the best year yet!  

Kwanzaa a week-long cultural festival from December 26th to January 1st with feasts and gift giving. It was initially established to unite African-Americans with their African roots and heritage a celebration of family, community and culture. A candle holder, called a Kinara, holds the seven candles that represent the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

While the holiday is religious in origin, many cultures celebrate this holiday. The Christmas tree is a custom that is believed to have begun in Germany in the 18th century.  Candles and decorations that are lit represented the light of Christ in the world.

The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere happens every year around December 21 or 22.

It marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year as the Northern Hemisphere is angled the farthest away from the Sun on this day.

Be on the lookout for the lunar eclipse which happens within several days of the winter solstice.

Chanukah is Jewish festival, also known as the festival of lights that lasts 8 days. On each day an eight branched candelabra known as a Menorah is lit with an ascending number of candles to match the day.


  • 1 loaf of French bread /baguette
  • sauce ( tomato -pesto - or try BBQ)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese ( or cheese of you liking)

Go traditional or have a topping selection. Pepperoni, olives, shrimp, peppers. Try a BBQ sauce base wth pineapple and Ham for a different twist.

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in an effort to help define equal rights that all humans on the planet deserve and can help the world achieve lasting freedom, justice and peace. In 1950, Human Rights Day was officially declared by the United Nations. It is celebrated on December 10th each year and is marked by speeches and activities designed to bring attention to the issues surrounding the most pressing Human Rights issues worldwide.

To honor the victims of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, an American Naval Station.  The attack is often cited as the catalyst for American involvement in the Second World War,  President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan the following day.

Did you know?

Did you know, the USS Arizona Memorial was built in 1962 to mark the resting place of the 1,102 sailors and marines who died on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.


  • 1/4 pound of sharp cheddar
  • log of goat cheese
  • piece of double-crème  brie

Note: All cheeses served at room temperature  

Happy Birthday to all of our Discovery Girls who are celebrating a Birthday in December! To you and all the amazing things you do each day…keep up the good work! We wish you the best year yet…. Share with us your favorite Birthday moment.  

Tell us how you celebrate your holiday season! Do you spend time with friends and family? How will you ring in 2018!?