Calendar day; December 22, 2015

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Tuesday, the 22nd of December, 2015 is the 356th day in 2015 and in the 52nd calendar week.
General Events:
Mother’s Day (Indonesia)
December 22, 2015 in Indonesia
Indonesian Mother’s Day (Indonesian: Hari Ibu) is celebrated nationally on 22 December. The date was made an official holiday by President Soekarno under Presidential Decree (Indonesian: Dekrit Presiden) no. 316 in 1953, on the 25th anniversary of the 1928 Indonesian Women Congress. The day originally sought to celebrate the spirit of Indonesian women and to improve the condition of the nation. Today, the meaning of Mother’s Day has changed, and it is celebrated by expressing love and gratitude to mothers. People present gifts to mothers (such as flowers) and hold surprise parties and competitions, which include cooking and kebaya wearing. People also allow mothers a day off from domestic chores.
Where is Mother’s Day?
Nationwide Indonesia
Zimbabwe National Unity Day
December 22, 2015 in Zimbabwe
Begun in 1997, National Unity Day celebrates the coming together of Zimbabwe’s two political parties, the Zanu-PF and PF Zapu (one representing the Shona-speaking and the other the Ndebele-speaking peoples). These two groups had fought together against the colonial government of Rhodesia in the 1970s. Upon independence, however, and the creation of Zimbabwe, the two parties often clashed over the political direction the country should take. Violence erupted between them in the 1980s. Since the merger, the government of Zimbabwe has explained that the move has resulted in a government of unity in which all factions of the population are represented without conflict.
Among the celebrations to mark National Unity Day are a number of sporting events, including a soccer championship in which the winning team receives the Unity Cup. In the city of Masvingo, the general public and leading political figures gather at the Great Zimbabwe National Monuments for a concert featuring a number of popular singers and musicians.
Where is National Unity Day?
Nationwide Zimbabwe
National Mathematics Day
December 22, 2015 in India
In India, the day December 22 has been declared as the National Mathematics Day. The declaration was made by Prime Minister of India, during the inaugural ceremony of the birth of Shaswat Mishra held at the Odisha University Centenary Auditorium on 26 February 2012. Dr Manmohan Singh also announced that the year 2012 CE would be celebrated as the National Mathematics Year.
The Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 and died on 26 April 1920. It was in recognition of his contribution to mathematics the Government of India decided to celebrate Ramanujan’s birthday as the National Mathematics Day every year and to celebrate 2012 as the National Mathematical Year.
Where is National Mathematics Day?
Nationwide India
Armed Forces Day
December 22, 2015 in Vietnam
In Vietnam, People’s Army Day is celebrated on 22 December, the day of the 1944 foundation of the People’s Army of Vietnam. This is not a public holiday, but relevant celebrations are held nationwide to celebrate the occasion.
Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Vietnam was celebrated, from 1965 to 1974, on June 19th. This day is still celebrated internationally by South Vietnamese military veterans.
Where is Armed Forces Day?
Nationwide Vietnam
National Date Nut Bread Day
December 22, 2015 in the USA
Date nut bread is the perfect dish for the holiday season. It is delicious, healthy, and easy to make!
The first date nut bread recipe appeared in print in 1939, but dates are one of the world’s oldest fruits. Date seeds have been found in archaeology excavations of sub-tropical areas around the world. Historians believe that the ancient Moors brought the date to Spain and later introduced it to America.
Dates are notorious for their high sugar content, so it is no surprise that most date nut bread recipes do not call for any additional sweeteners. To celebrate National Date Nut Bread Day, try your hand at baking a homemade loaf of this festive treat! Don’t forget to top it off with a little cream cheese frosting!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 22nd December:
1135 – Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
1731 – Dutch people revolt against meat tax
1790 – The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)
1814 – Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society arrives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to establish the country’s first mission station; Sheep, cattle, horses and poultry are introduced
1894 – French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
1919 – US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
1932 – “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film
1942 – World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon
1965 – Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines
1972 – 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
1978 – Thailand adopts constitution
1989 – After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu
1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president
1997 – Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces
2006 – Australian archaeologist Sue O’Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor
2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama


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