During the holidays, people enjoy catching up with their families and friends. But do you realize how many Global Holidays in December there are? You can read this article until the very end to find out more about December Global Holidays and Festivals! Have a wonderful holiday season!
A festive mood and a sense of happiness permeate December, the month remembered because of the holidays. Several significant events occur in many different religions and countries during December. The holidays are therefore of interest to many people. Following is a comprehensive list of December global holidays and religious holidays. There are several holidays between the 1st and 31st of December. The Holidays List states that in the United Arab Emirates, December 1 is National Day, and in Ghana on December 4 is Father’s Day. As well, there will be several major global holidays in December. Check out the list of December Global Holidays 2021 below.
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Holidays for December 25:
The most expected date for celebrating Christmas in most countries is December 25.
Holidays for December 26:
During the December Global Festivities Holidays, Kwanzaa, a holiday based on the history of Africa, has become a worldwide event around the world, including in America. During Kwanzaa, which has existed since 1966, a different concept represents African heritage every day.
Holidays for December 29:
There are two definitions of Boxing Day across the globe, but it is usually the occasion for boxing matches in England. Some employers give Christmas boxes to their employees on Boxing Day to thank them for their excellent work in the past year.
Holidays for December 31:
On December 31, New Year’s Eve will take place.
Religion-related holidays in December:
December is a significant month for many religions. Many important events mark the month of December, and New Year’s Day takes place in different ways. Listed below are a few religious holidays observed in December:
There are eight days of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival commemorating miraculous provisions.
Yule celebrates a millennium of history and traditions, many of which have their roots in Christian traditions.
Christians celebrate Christ’s birthday around the world on this day.
An African holiday, Kwanzaa commemorates their heritage over seven days.
Through the tradition of mistakes, the Japanese mark the beginning of the year with friends and family.
Festivities in December around the world
Due to Christmas falling in December, Google Doodle celebrates December holidays, including Hannukah (10th-18th December), Yule (21-24th December), and Kwanzaa (24th December-1st January). In December, we will celebrate the December Global Festivities listed below. This year, Christmas will be celebrated differently around the world. Here is a list of December Global Festivities according to their dates. Join your friends, family, and loved ones this December to celebrate Global Festivities.
Hannukah (10th-18th December)
During Hanukkah, we commemorate the miracle of oil of the candle, which occurred on 25 Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. On December 10 this year, Hanukah begins.
World AIDS Day(1 december)
This category is about health. The purpose of the holiday is to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic celebrated around the world.
The first World AIDS Day was organized by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter in August 1987.
When Bunn and Netter served as public information officers on the Global AIDS Programme of the World Health Organization, they were both under cover of the United Nations.
In the following year, December 1 became the official Day of the Holiday, which has remained since.
Observed annually on December 1, this day pays tribute to those affected by HIV/AIDS and aims to promote awareness.
It is possible to commemorate this occasion in various ways, such as taking care of orphans, funding safe programs, and urging governments to take a stronger stance against HIV.
Santa Lucia (13 December)
This category is for religious people celebrating Lucia of Syracuse’s birthday. The celebrations are in Scandinavia and Italy.
During the Middle Ages, Saint Lucia was a martyr from Italy. During the darkest months of the year, her light shines brightly.
Santa Lucia, the figure of light and hope, is celebrated every year in Sweden on December 13.
On this particular day, there are a variety of meteorological concerts and processions, accompanied by musicians wearing white and carrying candles.
Yule (21st December-1st January)
During the holiday season of Yuletide, the German citizens celebrate Yule, sometimes referred to as Yuletide. Anglo-Saxon festivals such as Modraniht and Odin, which honor the Norse god Odin, have pagan roots. People meet for meals and exchange gifts nowadays, like at Christmas. The Yule log spawned a variety of Christmas traditions.
Festivus (December 23):
An episode of Seinfeld that went on strike is the inspiration for this festival. A decorative aluminum pole is used instead of a decorated tree as an antidote to the consumerism of Christmas.
Christmas (December 25)
Worldwide, the Christmas season falls on December 25, which is the birthdate of Jesus. In keeping with the Roman calendar, the date selected corresponds to winter weather. It is uncertain when Jesus was born. Many people celebrate Christmas on December 24, with some even celebrating the holiday in January.
Boxing Day (December 26)
They compete with each other to see who has the best explanation for the name of the animal. As a tradition from the Middle Ages, churches gave charity boxes to those in need after Christmas.
Kwanzaa (26 December-1 January)
Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival celebrating African-American culture. It ends on January 1 with gift-giving and social gatherings. Maulana Karenga founded the festival in 1966, a celebration for African studies and a manifestation of Black Power.
New Year’s Eve (December 31)
The Covid-19 pandemic will severely impact New Year’s celebrations this year.