December Holidays

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The biggest December Holidays are Christmas and New Year's Eve! I've always thought that December was one of the best times of the year, so full of fun events, Holiday Cheer, time off from work and school, and lots of great times spent with family! 

We spent four years in Australia growing up, so we had four years of Christmas in the summer, and I've spent eight years living in snow country, so a White Christmas was almost always guaranteed! 

Below you will find our listing of December Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of December.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year. 
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for December, will hopefully be completed before December 2017.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!

Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Bingo's Birthday Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
  • Exotic Fruits Month
  • International AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  • National Egg Nog Month
  • National Fruit Cake Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
  • National Tie Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Operation Santa Paws
  • Quince and Watermelon Month
  • Root Vegetables Month
  • Safe Toys and Celebration Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking (TANYRSS)
  • Tomato Month
  • Tropical Fruits Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Winter Squash Month
  • World AIDS Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Advent - November 27, 2016 - December 24, 2016
  • Christmas Bird Count Week -  December 14, 2016 - January 5, 2017
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. National Crackdown - December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 24, 2016  through Evening of January 1, 2017
  • Human Rights Week - December 10-17
  • International Language Week - Third Week of December
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Kwanzaa - Week of December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • Lager Beer Week - Second Week of December
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 4-10, 2016 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 4-10, 2016 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 5-9, 2016
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 4-10, 2016 (First Full Week of December)
  • Tolerance Week - December 1-7


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday - December 1
  • Day With(out) Art Day - December 1
  • Eat a Red Apple Day - December 1
  • National Pie Day - December 1
  • Rosa Parks Day - December 1
  • World AIDS Day - December 1
  • Faux Fur Friday - December 2, 2016 (First Friday in December)
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - December 2
  • National Fritters Day - December 2
  • National Mutt Day - December 2
  • National Salesperson Day - December 2, 2016 (First Friday in December)
  • Special Education Day - December 2
  • Greenwood Day - December 3, 2016 (First Saturday in December)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
  • National Apple Pie Day - December 3
  • Skywarn Recognition Day - December 3, 2016 (First Saturday in December)
  • National Cookie Day - December 4
  • National Dice Day - December 4
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4
  • Bathtub Party Day - December 5
  • Day of the Ninja - December 5
  • International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development - December 5
  • International Volunteers Day - December 5
  • National Sacher Torte Day - December 5
  • Repeal of Prohibition Day - December 5
  • Microwave Oven Day - December 6
  • Miners' Day - December 6
  • National Gazpacho Day - December 6
  • National Pawnbrokers Day - December 6
  • St. Nicholas Day - December 6
  • International Civil Aviation Day - December 7
  • National Cotton Candy Day - December 7
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8, 2016 (Catholic)
  • National Chocolate Brownie Day - December 8
  • Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day - December 8
  • International Anti-Corruption Day - December 9
  • National Pastry Day - December 9
  • Weary Willie Day - December 9
  • Dewey Decimal System Day - December 10
  • Human Rights Day - December 10
  • International Shareware Day - December 10, 2016 (Second Saturday in December)
  • National Day of Animal Rights - December 10
  • National Lager Day - December 10
  • Nobel Prize Day - December 10
  • International Mountain Day - December 11
  • National Noodle Ring Day - December 11
  • UNICEF Birthday - December 11
  • World Choral Day - December 11, 2016 (Second Sunday in December)
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Day - December 11, 2016 (Second Sunday in December)
  • Bonza Bottler Day - December 12
  • Gingerbread House Day - December 12
  • National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day - December 12
  • National Cocoa Day - December 12
  • Poinsettia Day - December 12
  • Ice Cream and Violins Day - December 13
  • National Day of the Horse - December 13
  • US National Guard Birthday - December 13
  • Monkey Day - December 14
  • National Bouillabaisse Day - December 14
  • Bill of Rights Day - December 15
  • Cat Herders Day - December 15
  • Free Shipping Day - December 15, 2016 (Third Thursday in December with participating retailers)
  • International Tea Day - December 15
  • National Cupcake Day - December 15
  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day - December 16
  • National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day - December 16
  • National Underdog Day - December 16, 2016 (Third Friday in December)
  • Zionism Day - December 16
  • National Maple Syrup Day - December 17
  • Pan American Aviation Day - December 17
  • Wright Brothers Day - December 17
  • International Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day - December 18
  • International Migrants day - December 18
  • National Roast Suckling Pig Day - December 18
  • National Hard Candy Day - December 19
  • International Human Solidarity Day - December 20
  • Mudd Day - December 20
  • National Fried Shrimp Day - December 20
  • National Sangria Day - December 20
  • World Snowboard Day - December 20, 2015
  • Ann & Samantha Day - December 21, 2016 (Summer & Winter Solstice Days - also June 20, 2016)
  • Crossword Puzzle Day - December 21
  • First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice - December 21, 2016 (movable day)
  • Forefather's Day - December 21
  • Humbug Day - December 21
  • International Dalek Remembrance Day - December 21
  • Kiwi Fruit Day (California) - December 21
  • National Hamburger Day - December 21
  • National Homeless Person's Remembrance Day - December 21
  • World Peace Day - December 21
  • Yalda - December 21
  • Yule - December 21
  • National Date Nut Bread Day - December 22
  • National Haiku Poetry Day - December 22
  • National Re-gifting Day - December 22, 2016 (Thursday before Christmas)
  • Festivus - December 23
  • Human Light Celebration - December 23
  • National Pfeffernuesse Day - December 23
  • Christmas Eve - December 24
  • National Egg Nog Day - December 24
  • A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day - December 25
  • Christmas - December 25
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26
  • National Candy Cane Day - December 26
  • National Thank-You Note Day - December 26
  • National Whiner's Day - December 26
  • National Fruit Cake Day - December 27
  • Visit the Zoo Day - December 27
  • Holy Innocents Day - December 28
  • National Chocolate Day - December 28 and 29
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day - December 28
  • Pepper Pot Day - December 29
  • Tick Tock Day - December 29
  • Bacon Day - December 30
  • Falling Needles Family Fest Day - December 30
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Baking Soda) - December 30
  • Leap Second Time Adjustment Day - December 31
  • Make Up Your Mind Day - December 31
  • National Champagne Day - December 31
  • New Years Eve - December 31
  • No Interruptions Day - December 31
  • Universal Hour of Peace Day - December 31
  • World Peace Meditation Day - December 31


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December Daily Holidays Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of October that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year - Holidays and Observances for the Day, History of the Day, Quote of the Day, Recipe of the Day, Song of the Day, Word of the Day and More! (Pages will be linked up as completed)

  • December 1
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  • December 6
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  • December 8
  • December 9
  • December 10
  • December 11
  • December 12
  • December 13
  • December 14
  • December 15
  • December 16
  • December 17
  • December 18
  • December 19
  • December 20
  • December 21
  • December 22
  • December 23
  • December 24
  • December 25
  • December 26
  • December 27
  • December 28
  • December 29
  • December 30
  • December 31

Happy December Holidays to All...

If you know of any December Holidays, or Observances that we have left off this list, please contact us, and let us know!  We want to include them all!


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