Global December holidays, this month is packed with festival celebrated winter holidays that people around the world celebrate all month long. From Christmas day and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular December global holidays so you can start planning your contents December global holidays festivities now. Check it out!
Hanukkah (November -December)
Hanukkah is the religion holidays eight nights and days starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar it around late November to late December. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Typically, blessings are uttered while traditional Hanukkah foods such as potato pancakes are served and during Hanukkah, people light candles each longest night to remember the miracle of the oil lasting eight nights. They also eat fried foods and give gifts to loved ones.
Saint Nicholas Day ( 5th or 6th December)
One of the most popular December global holiday is Saint Nicholas Day. Celebrated on either the fifth or sixth of December holiday, this gala honors Saint Nicholas, a bishop who was known for his generosity to the poor. In some countries, children leave their shoes out in anticipation of being filled with candy and treats by Saint Nicholas himself.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance day (7th December)
Another December global holidays that is observed in many countries around the world is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance day. This somber day marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to America’s entry into World War II.
Saint Lucy’s Day (13th December)
Santa Lucy’s Day is the Feast of Saint Lucy, often called the Festival of Saint Lucy, is a Christian holiday. This December global holidays is celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and Italy on December 13. It is also called the Festival of Lights and commemorates Saint Lucy, who was known for bringing light to the world. Traditions include actual flickering candles, exchanging gifts, and eating Lucia buns.
Winter Solstice Celebrations (21st December)
December solstice is the winter marks is the shortest day of the year and the darker day in the year. These day is official beginning in winter. Other countries around the world have celebrations to mark this important event, often with bonfires, feasts, and dancing.
Festivus (23rd December)
Festivus is a humorous secular holiday celebrated on December 23. It was popularized by the TV show Seinfeld and typically involves an aluminum pole, feats of strength, and airing of grievances. While it’s not technically a global holiday, it’s celebrated by people around the world who enjoy its light-hearted approach to the holidays.
Christmas Eve (24th December )
Christians all over the world , which is also known as December global, as the day before Christmas. It is a time for family gatherings, gift-giving, and of course, special meals. Many people attend church services on Christmas Eve, and it is also a popular night for caroling.
Christmas Day (25th December)
Christmas celebrations is people celebrate that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s also known as “Christ-mas,” which means “day of Christ.” Jesus Christ it’s the most significant day in the Christmas season, and it’s also when people exchange presents with their friends and family.
Christmas celebrations It also a Christian holiday that popular winter celebrations. Many people around the world will exchanging gifts, Santa Claus give the gift to children, people spend time with family and friends. Celebrate Christmas is public holiday in many countries around the world.
Christmas traditions very around the world, For example Christmas falls during Australia’s summer season, where people like to go to camping. Some Australians decorate a Christmas Bush. While Americans celebrate with Christmas tree, enjoy with Santa Claus gifts.
Kwanzaa (26th December -01st January)
Kwanzaa is a African culture holiday that celebration of African-American culture. It is celebrated from December 26 to January 01 each year and usually on the sixth days of celebration. On these day family celebrates Kwanzaa, community, cultural celebration, people gather together to light candles, exchange gifts, eat large traditional meal, and discuss African heritage.
St. Stephen’s Day (26th December)
St. Stephen’s Day is a holiday celebrated in some Christian countries on December 26 in Western Christianity and December 27 Eastern Christianity. It commemorates Saint Stephen, the first martyr of Christianity.
Boxing Day (26th December)
Boxing Day is December global holiday celebrated after Christmas day on December 26 in many countries around the world. Bahamas celebrate boxing day by giving Christmas gifts to each other. Bermuda celebrate boxing day by watching horse racing. Canada celebrates Boxing Day as a statutory holiday. In the UK, it is celebrated as a bank holiday. And in Australia, Boxing Day is a public holiday that many people use to go shopping or travel.
New Year’s Eve (31st December)
New Year’s Eve is the last December holiday of the year in the Gregorian calendar that people celebrate. It is typically celebrated with parties and fireworks displays. Many people use New Year’s Eve as an opportunity to make resolutions for the coming year. In some countries, it is also a time for religious celebrations.
Hmong New Year’s (31st December – January)
The Hmong New Year is a time for family reunions, feasting, and paying respects to ancestors. It is celebrated from December 31st to the first few days of January. Traditions include cleaning the house, wearing new clothes, and giving gifts to children. There are also many cultural dances and performances.
So, there are many holiday season on December holidays to celebrate! Whether you’re Christian, African-American, or of another culture, there’s probably a holiday that celebrates your heritage. Be sure to enjoy the festivities with your friends and family!
Happy Holidays! 🙂