December 2014
1 Rosa Parks Day
1 World AIDS Day
2 Giving Tuesday
4 Birthday of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
6 Christian Feast of Old St. Nicholas/Santa Claus
8 Birthday of James Thurber (1894-1961)
8 Birthday of Jean Sibelius (1865-1950)
8 Feast of The Immaculate Conception
10 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anniversary
10 Birthday of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1982)
10 Birthday of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
10 Heavenly Birthday of Thomas Merton
11 Birthday of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
12 Feast Day of our Lady of Guadalupe
13 Feast Day of St. Lucia
13 Birthday of Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
14 Feast Day of St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
14 Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting
16 Hanukkah (until December 23)
16 Birthday of Jane Austen (1775-1817)
16 Birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
16 Birthday of Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)
17 Birthday of Bede Griffiths, OSB Cam. (1906 - 1993)
17 Birthday of John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)
17 Shebi Arus
18 Birthday of Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)
21 Solstice
23 Birthday of Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
24 Christmas Eve
25 Christmas Day
26 Kwanzaa (until January 1)
27 Birthday of Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)
29 Birthday of Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
31 New Year's Eve
  
January 2015
1 New Year's Day
1 Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
2 Mawlid al-Nabi (until January 3)
3 Birthday of Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)
3 Birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
4 Amitabha Buddha Day
5 Death date of George Washington Carver (1865-1943)
5 Mahayana Buddhist New Year
5 Birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)
6 Epiphany
6 Birthday of Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)
6 Birthday of Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
7 Birthday of Jean Pierre Rampal (1922 - 2000)
8 Birthday of A. J. Muste (1885 - 1967)
8 Birthday of John Ruskin (1819-1900)
8 Birthday of Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977)
9 Birthday of Joan Baez (b. 1941)
10 Birthday of Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)
11 Birthday of Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)
11 13th Anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo
13 Death day of George Fox (1624 - 1691)
14 Birthday of Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
15 Birthday of Etty Hillesum (1914 - 1943)
15 A Winter Feast for the Soul (until February 23)
16 Birthday of Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004)
18 Birthday of A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956)
18 World Religion Day
19 Birthday of Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906)
19 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday (observed)
22 Birthday of George Balanchine (1904-1983)
23 Death day of Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)
24 Birthday of Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)
24 Birthday of Fr. Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932 - 1996)
25 Birthday of Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
25 Birthday of Robert ("Rabbie") Burns (1759 - 1796)
25 Birthday of Helene Bresslau Schweitzer (1879-1957)
27 Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
27 Birthday of Mairead Corrigan Maguire (b.1944)
27 Birthday of Samuel Gompers (1850-1924)
29 Birthday of Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)
30 A Season for Nonviolence (until April 3)
31 Birthday of Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)
31 Birthday of Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)