December Global Holidays – December is one of the months in the calendar year with the most holidays, making it the conclusion of the year in most countries.
December is one of the few months with as many multicultural celebrations as it does.
The last month of the year is a “world of holidays,” from Christmas to Omisoka.
Here is a full list of worldwide holidays in December:
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world.
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day.
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Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday.
Ōmisoka is a Japanese traditional celebration on the last day of the year. Traditionally, it was held on the final day of the 12th lunar month. With Japan’s switch to using the Gregorian calendar at the beginning of the Meiji era, December 31 is now used for the celebration.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.
Lucia’s Day (or St. Lucy’s Day) is on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden.
Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season.