December Global Holidays: Complete List Of Worldwide Holidays In December

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December is one of the months in a calendar year that has so many holidays that it marks the conclusion of the year in most nations.

 

Few months have as many multicultural events as December. The final month of the year is a “world of festivities,” from Christmas to Omisoka.

 

 

 

December International Holidays

 

Here is a complete list of December holidays throughout the globe.

 

 

 

Christmas

 

Christmas is an annual holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by billions of people worldwide on December 25 as a religious and cultural event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanukkah

 

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrating the recapture of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple in the second century BCE, marking the start of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is sometimes referred to as the Festival of Lights.

 

 

 

Kwanzaa

 

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that takes place from December 26 to January 1, ending in a community feast known as Karamu, which is often eaten on the sixth day.

 

 

 

Christmas Day

 

Boxing Day is a holiday observed the day after Christmas Day, on the second day of the Christmas season. Though it began as a day for giving presents to the needy, Boxing Day is now mostly regarded as a shopping holiday.

 

 

 

Ōmisoka

 

Misoka is a traditional Japanese New Year’s Eve event. It was traditionally conducted on the last day of the 12th lunar month. With Japan’s adoption of the Gregorian calendar at the start of the Meiji period, December 31 is currently utilized for the holiday.

 

Festivus

 

Festivus is a secular festival observed on December 23 as an alternative to the Christmas season’s demands and commercialism.

 

World AIDS Day.

 

Since 1988, the first of December has been recognized as World AIDS Day, a worldwide day devoted to raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and grieving those who have died as a result of the illness.

 

 

 

Santa Lucia

 

Lucia’s Day (also known as St. Lucy’s Day) is on December 13th. The festival is based on legends recounted by the monks who introduced Christianity to Sweden.

 

 

 

 

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