National Holidays in December have much more to offer than just Christmas preparations. Special days and observances may be used to examine a range of topics, such as health awareness, safety concerns, and strategies to encourage a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to daily observances, this month is a little lighter. This is because the month of December is dominated by several big yearly holidays. However, if the Christmas season is stressful, it might be beneficial to divert your child’s (and your own) attention to various issues to balance out the month’s festivities.
Here is a list of all the unofficial and official Global holidays in December.
Important National Holidays in December
1st December: World AIDS Day
Every year on December 1st, the globe observes World AIDS Day. People worldwide come together to demonstrate their support for individuals living with and impacted by HIV, as well as to mourn those who have died as a result of the disease.
2nd December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2, commemorates the General Assembly’s adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention of Human Trafficking and the Abuse of Others’ Prostitution (resolution 317(IV) of December 2, 1949).
This day is dedicated to ending modern forms of oppression, such as human trafficking, sex trafficking, the worst types of child workers, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of minors for use in armed combat.
3rd December: International Day of Disabled Persons
Since 1992, the United Nations has promoted the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). It has been witnessed to varying degrees of success all around the world.
4th December: Wildlife Conservation Day
Every year on December 4th, Wildlife Conservation Day raises awareness about the need to maintain and protect the natural world and its inhabitants. Furthermore, the observance aims to end poaching while also supporting the Endangered Species Act.
5th December: World Soil Day, International Volunteer Day
Every year on December 5, World Soil Day (WSD) is commemorated to call attention to healthy soil’s significance and advocate for the responsible management of soil resources. In 2002, the Worldwide Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) suggested an international day to honor soil.
6th December: National Microwave Oven Day
It is marked on December 6th to celebrate and honor the invention that has made people’s life simpler by making cooking and reheating meals more convenient and faster.
7th December: International Civil Aviation Day, Armed Forces Flag Day
On December 7th, the globe celebrates International Civil Aviation Day to raise awareness of the importance of civil aviation to the social and economic development of nations and the role that ICAO plays in international air transport.
8th December: National Brownie Day
Bertha Palmer challenged Pastry Chef Joseph Sehl to create something new at the Columbian Exposition World’s Fair in 1893, and ta-dah, the first brownie, was constructed.
9th December: International Anti-Corruption Day, National Pastry Day
Every year on December 9th, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed to highlight the harmful effects of corruption on health, education, justice, democracy, prosperity, and progress.
10th December: Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10th. The United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
11th December: International Mountain Day
International Mountain Day, observed annually on December 11th, was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 to support sustainable mountain development, and Mountain Day, which became a national holiday in Japan in 2016.
12th December: Universal Health Coverage Day
The World Health Organization promotes Universal Health Coverage Day, which is observed yearly on December 12. The 12th of December marks the anniversary of the first unanimous United States resolution urging all nations to provide their populations with affordable, high-quality health care.
14th December: National Energy Conservation Day
Every year on December 14th, the day serves as a reminder of India’s commitment to sustainable energy and tackling climate change. R K Singh, India’s Minister of Power, honored the 55 National Energy Conservation Awards winners at an event hosted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
16th December: Vijay Diwas
Vijay Diwas is observed on December 16th in India to honor the victims and their sacrifices and reinforce the role of the armed forces in the service of the nation.
18th December: International Migrants Day
Every year on December 18, the United Nations observes International Migrants Day to recognize the contributions of almost 272 million migrants, including more than 41 million internally displaced persons, and the challenges they face.
19th December: Goa’s Liberation Day
On December 19, Goa, Daman, and Diu Liberation Day are honored throughout India. The Goa Liberation Day commemorates the annexation of Portuguese-ruled Goa by Indian military forces. On this day, India was also entirely free of European domination.
20th December: International Human Solidarity Day
International Human Solidarity Day is marked every year on December 20th to emphasize the value of unity in difference. This day also serves as a reminder for people to band together in the battle against poverty, hunger, and disease.
22nd December: National Mathematics Day
Srinivasa Ramanujan was depicted on the 2012 Indian stamp. The Indian government has designated December 22nd as National Mathematics Day. It was proposed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 26, 2011, at Madras University, to commemorate the 125th birthday of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
23rd December: Farmers’ Day
Kisan Divas, or Farmer’s Day in India, or National Farmer’s Day, is held across the country on December 23 to commemorate former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh’s birth anniversary. On this day, a variety of agricultural events, seminars, celebrations, and contests are organized to educate and inform the public.
24th December: National Consumer Rights Day
Every December 24th, India celebrates National Consumer Day with a specific theme. On this day in 1986, President Reagan approved the Consumer Protection Act. This Act’s enactment is seen as a watershed event for the country’s service users.
25th December: Christmas Day
Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25, is one of the most joyous Christian festivals celebrated in many nations throughout the world. It commemorates the birth of Jesus.
26th December: Boxing Day
Boxing Day is a December 26th holiday observed in the United Kingdom and numerous Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, in which servants, traders, and the impoverished were historically given presents. By the twenty-first century, it had become a day linked with shopping and athletic activities.
27th December: National Fruitcake Day
The 27th of December is National Fruitcake Day, a day to honor every oddball you know. Wait! That is incorrect. It’s a day to celebrate the joys of the world’s most misunderstood fruit.
28th December: Holy Innocents’ Day
On December 28, Holy Innocents Day, also known as the Feast of the Holy Innocents, is observed every year. The Catholic Church commemorates the first martyrs on this day. These were the Israelite children that King Herod slaughtered in his effort to discover the infant, Jesus.
29th December: Tick Tock Day
Tick Tock Day, commemorated yearly on December 29th, urges us to finish any unfinished business before the end of the year. Many issues need our attention as the end of the year approaches. Unfinished business must typically be completed before the end of the fiscal year.
31st December: New Year’s Eve
In many countries, New Year’s Eve, also known as Old Year’s Day or St Sylvester’s Day, is the evening or entire day of December 31, the final day of the year. The last day of the year is known as “New Year’s Eve.” Many Western nations celebrate New Year’s Eve by dancing, eating, drinking, and viewing or shooting fireworks.
National Holidays in December 2022 is the month with the least amount of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. In December, the Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours. That particular day had nearly six hours less sunshine than the longest day in June.