There are many global holidays in December. Here is a list of some of them: Christmas, Boxing Day, St. Nicholas Day, Yule, and more. Each one is significant for its own unique reason, so be sure to take note of these dates when planning your travel plans. These holidays are the best time to visit new places and celebrate with family and friends.
Christmas Sunday, 25 December
December is a month filled with holidays and celebrations around the world. This is the month for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Immaculate Conception, and Bodhi Day, as well as other major holidays. It’s also a time to spend time with friends and family. December is also the most popular travel month of the year.
December is also the month of Kwanzaa, a celebration of African culture. First observed in 1966, this festival involves lighting candles to represent the colors of the pan-African flag. Each candle symbolizes a different value, such as unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economy, creativity, and faith.
Boxing Day Monday, 26 December
Boxing Day is a public holiday that falls on December 26. It is historically a day when people would give gifts to servants, tradespeople, and the poor. Today, it is celebrated in many countries around the world and is considered one of the most important holidays after Christmas. In many countries, it is celebrated in the form of a sports day, shopping spree, or with family and friends getting together to celebrate the holiday.
In the UK, Boxing Day is celebrated as a public holiday. People gather with their families and exchange gifts. It is also a popular shopping day, and sales on this day attract large crowds, eager to get a bargain. One of the more recent December global holidays is Kwanzaa, which was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966. It is a seven-day celebration that begins on December 26 and lasts until January 1. The holiday is a celebration of family and friends, and is meaningful to many people in the African American community.
St. Nicholas Day Tuesday, 6 December
St. Nicholas Day is a celebration on December 6 that is centered on the giving of gifts. It’s a global holiday that is celebrated in many countries, with different customs in each. Children and adults alike exchange gifts on this day, and some countries celebrate it more than others.
December’s calendar is filled with many holidays that take place throughout the world. Americans love to drink beer at sporting events and during backyard barbecues. During the holidays, they also enjoy drinking Budweiser at baby showers and backyard barbecues. The December calendar also features a number of December Global Holidays, including Christmas and St. Nicholas Day.
Yule Wednesday, 21 December – Sunday, 1 January 2023
December is the month of Yule, or the winter solstice. This is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night of the year. After Yule, the days will start to grow longer again. Some cultures celebrate Yule by hanging evergreen plants inside their homes and carolling after the sun has gone down. Other customs include lighting candles in paper bags to avoid starting fires, and decorating trees.
Yule festivals are celebrated all over the world. The celebrations are also characterized by great feasts, with the best food prepared for everyone to enjoy. You can learn about Yule festivals by reading books, journals, or talking to people who celebrate them.
World AIDS Day Thursday, 1 December
World AIDS Day is an annual celebration that brings awareness of the global AIDS epidemic. Initially created by the World Health Organization (WHO), this day unites people from all over the world in their fight against the disease. It honors those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and commemorates those who have lived with and survived the disease. Before World AIDS Day was created, conservative heteronormative leaders believed that the disease only affected men, and it was only a problem for those who had sex with men or drank intravenously. The general public believed that they were not at risk for contracting the virus, but today the day has become a day of awareness and action.
The day was first proposed by James Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public health officials with the World Health Organization. Their idea was approved by the directors of the organization, and the first World AIDS Day was celebrated in December 1988. The date was selected to commemorate the victims of the AIDS pandemic and to educate people about the virus.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Friday, 2 December
The International Day for the Abolition of Slaves takes place on December 2 every year. Organized by the United Nations General Assembly, this day promotes the elimination of slavery. The day has been observed since 1986. Today, more than 158 countries celebrate the day.
The day is dedicated to eradicating modern forms of slavery, including trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, child labour, and recruitment of children into armed conflict. It also aims to educate people about their rights and the consequences of slavery. The International Labour Organization estimates that more than 21 million people worldwide are victims of slavery, which creates an estimated 150 billion illegal profits in the private economy.