December Holidays

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! 


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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 2020.
  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 2024, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids

In 2022, these are:

  • International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

In 2021, these are:

  • International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
  • International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
  • International Year of Peach and Trust

In 2020, these are:

  • International Year of Plant Health
  • International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • International Year of Moderation
  • International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 

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
  • Car Donation Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
  • Decembeard
  • Exotic Fruits Month
  • Farm to Food Bank 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 Pear Month
  • National Sign Up For Summer Camp Month
  • National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
  • National Tie Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Operation Santa Paws
  • Quince and Watermelon Month
  • Read a New Book Month (Also in the Month of September)
  • Root Vegetables Month
  • Safe Toys and Celebration Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking Month (TANYRSS) - December 17 - February 5 (51 days starting on December 17)
  • Tomato Month
  • Tropical Fruits Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Winter Squash Month
  • World AIDS Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
  • Write a Friend Month

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Advent - November 29 - December 24, 2020
  • AKC National Championship - December 12-13, 2020
  • American Sand Sculpting Competition - November 29 - December 4, 2020
  • Christmas Bird Count Week -  December 14, 2020 - January 5, 2021
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Computer Science Education Week - December 6-12, 2020
  • Cookie Cutter Week - December 1-7  (First Week of December)
  • Cookie Exchange Week - December 14-18, 2020 
  • Gluten-Free Baking Week - December 13-19, 2020 (Week Before Christmas)
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 10, 2020  through Evening of December 18, 2020
  • Human Rights Week - December 10-17
  • International Coelenterate Biology Week - December 2-6, 2019 (2020 TBD)
  • International Language Week - Third Week of December
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Kwanzaa - Evening of December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021
  • Lager Beer Week - Second Week of December
  • National Deal Week - November 25 - December 1, 2020 (Week that begins on the Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving)
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 7-11, 2020
  • Posadas - December 16-24
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 6-12, 2020 (First Full Week of December)
  • Saturnalia - December 17-23 
  • Tolerance Week - December 1-7

Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Antartica Day - December 1
  • Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day - December 1
  • Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday - December 1
  • Day With(out) Art Day - December 1
  • Eat a Red Apple Day - December 1
  • Giving Tuesday - December 1, 2020 (Tuesday after Thanksgiving)
  • National Christmas Lights Day - December 1
  • National Pie Day - December 1
  • Rosa Parks Day - December 1 (States of Ohio / Oregon)
  • Wear a Dress Day - December 1
  • World AIDS Day - December 1
  • World Trick Shot Day - December 1, 2020 (First Tuesday in December)
  • Business of Popping Corn Day - December 2
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - December 2
  • National Fritters Day - December 2
  • National Mutt Day - December 2
  • National Package Protection Day - December 2, 2020 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
  • Play Basketball Day - December 2
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - December 2, 2020 (6 days after the 4th Thursday in November)
  • Safety Razor Day - December 2
  • Special Education Day - December 2
  • Special Kids Day - December 2, 2020 (First Wednesday in December)
  • Women Wednesday - December 2, 2020 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
  • International Spirit of the Game Day - December 3
  • Let's Hug Day - December 3
  • Make a Gift Day - December 3
  • National Apple Pie Day - December 3
  • National Green Bean Casserole Day - December 3
  • National Roof Over Your Head Day - December 3
  • Bartender Appreciation Day - December 4, 2020 (First Friday in December)
  • Cabernet Franc Day - December 4
  • Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day - December 4
  • Faux Fur Friday - December 4, 2020 (First Friday in December)
  • International Cheetah Day - December 4
  • International Sweater Vestival - December 4, 2020
  • National Cookie Day - December 4
  • National Dice Day - December 4
  • National Salesperson Day - December 4, 2020 (First Friday in December)
  • National Sock Day - December 4
  • Santa's List Day - December 4
  • Wear Brown Shoes Day - December 4
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4
  • AFL-CIO Day - December 5
  • Bathtub Party Day - December 5
  • Bike Shop Day - December 5, 2020
  • Coats & Toys for Kids Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • Columbian International Day of the Reef - December 5
  • Day of the Ninja - December 5
  • Ear Muffs Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • Global Fat Bike Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • Greenwood Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development - December 5
  • International Volunteers Day - December 5
  • Krampusnacht - December 5
  • National Blue Jeans Day - December 5
  • National Communicate with Your Kids Day - December 5
  • National Commute With Your Baby Day - December 5
  • National Play Outside Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Rhubarb Vodka Day - December 5, 2020
  • National Sachertorte Day - December 5
  • Repeal of Prohibition Day - December 5
  • Skywarn Recognition Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • World Pear Day - December 5, 2020 (First Saturday in December)
  • World Soil Day - December 5
  • Microwave Oven Day - December 6
  • Miners' Day - December 6
  • Mitten Tree Day - December 6
  • National Gazpacho Day - December 6
  • National Pawnbrokers Day - December 6
  • Put on Your Own Shoes Day - December 6
  • St. Nicholas Day - December 6

  • International Civil Aviation Day - December 7
  • Letter Writing Day - December 7
  • National Cotton Candy Day - December 7
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - December 7
  • Walt Disney Day - December 7, 2020 (First Monday in December)
  • Bodhi Day - December 8
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8 (Catholic)
  • National Chocolate Brownie Day - December 8
  • National Christmas Tree Day - December 8
  • National Lard Day - December 8
  • Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day - December 8
  • Take it in the Ear Day - December 8
  • Christmas Card Day - December 9
  • Cremation Day - December 9
  • International Anti-Corruption Day - December 9
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of This Crime - December 9
  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine - December 9
  • National Llama Day - December 9
  • National Pastry Day - December 9
  • Weary Willie Day - December 9
  • World Genocide Commemoration Day - December 9
  • World Techno Day - December 9
  • Dewey Decimal System Day - December 10
  • Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales - December 10
  • Human Rights Day - December 10
  • International Animal Rights Day - December 10
  • Jane Addams Day - December 10
  • National Day of Animal Rights - December 10
  • National Lager Day - December 10
  • Nobel Prize Day - December 10
  • Holiday Food Drive for Needy Animals Day - December 11
  • International Mountain Day - December 11
  • Kaleidoscope Day - December 11
  • Magnum P.I. Day - December 11
  • National App Day - December 11
  • National Have a Bagel Day - December 11
  • National Noodle Ring Day - December 11
  • National Salesperson's Day - December 11, 2020 (Second Friday in December)
  • Official Lost & Found Day - December 11, 2020
  • UNICEF Birthday - December 11
  • Bonza Bottler Day - December 12
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe - December 12
  • Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts of Taboo Day - December 12
  • Gingerbread Decorating Day - December 12, 2020 (Second Saturday in December)
  • Gingerbread House Day - December 12
  • International Day of Neutrality - December 12
  • International Shareware Day - December 12, 2020 (Second Saturday in December)
  • National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day - December 12
  • National Ambrosia Day - December 12
  • National Ding-A-Ling Day - December 12
  • Poinsettia Day - December 12
  • Friday the 13th - September 13, 2020 and December 13, 2020
  • Ice Cream Day - December 13
  • National Cocoa Day - December 13
  • National Day of the Horse - December 13
  • National Violin Day - December 13
  • Pick a Pathologist Pal Day - December 13
  • US National Guard Birthday - December 13
  • World Choral Day - December 13, 2020 (Second Sunday in December)
  • Worldwide Candle Lighting Day - December 13, 2020 (Second Sunday in December)
  • Free Shipping Day - December 14 (With Participating Retailers)
  • Green Monday - December 14, 2020 (Second Monday in December)
  • Monkey Day - December 14
  • National Bouillabaisse Day - December 14
  • Roast Chestnuts Day - December 14
  • Bill of Rights Day - December 15
  • Cat Herders Day - December 15
  • International Tea Day - December 15
  • National Cupcake Day - December 15
  • National Lemon Cupcake Day - December 15
  • National Wear Your Pearls Day - December 15
  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day - December 16
  • Boston Tea Party Day - December 16
  • Day of Reconciliation (South Africa) - December 16
  • National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day - December 16
  • Stupid Toy Day - December 16
  • Zionism Day - December 16
  • Clean Air Day - December 17
  • National Maple Syrup Day - December 17
  • Pan American Aviation Day - December 17
  • Wright Brothers Day - December 17
  • Arabic Language Day - December 18
  • Bake Cookies Day - December 18
  • Flake Appreciation Day - December 18
  • Give a Wine Club Day - December 18
  • International Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day - December 18
  • International Migrants day - December 18
  • National Ham Salad Day - December 18
  • National Roast Suckling Pig Day - December 18
  • National Twin Day - December 18
  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 18, 2020 (Third Friday in December)
  • National Wear a Plunger on your Head Day - December 18
  • Underdog Day - December 18, 2020 (Third Friday in December)
  • Holly Day - December 19
  • Look For an Evergreen Day - December 19
  • National Emo Day - December 19
  • National Hard Candy Day - December 19
  • National Oatmeal Muffin Day - December 19
  • National Wreaths Across America Day - December 19, 2020 (Third Saturday in December)
  • Super Saturday - December 19, 2020
  • Cathode Ray Tube Day - December 20
  • Dot Your I's Day - December 20
  • Games Day - December 20
  • Go Caroling Day - December 20
  • International Human Solidarity Day - December 20
  • International Jewish Book Day - December 20, 2020
  • Mudd Day - December 20
  • National Fried Shrimp Day - December 20
  • National Sangria Day - December 20
  • Poet Laureat Day - December 20
  • Sacagawea Day - December 20
  • World Day of Prayer and Action for Children - December 20, 2019 (2020 TBD)
  • Ann & Samantha Day - December 21, 2020 (Summer & Winter Solstice Days - also June 20, 2020)
  • Celebrate Short Fiction Day - December 21, 2020 (Always on Winter Solstice Day)
  • Crossword Puzzle Day - December 21
  • Don't Make Your Bed Day - December 21, 2020 (First Day of Winter)
  • First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice - December 21, 2020 (movable day)
  • Forefather's Day - December 21
  • Global Orgasm Day - June 20, 2020 and December 21, 2020 (Always on Winter and Summer Solstice Day)
  • Humbug Day - December 21
  • International Dalek Remembrance Day - December 21
  • Kiwi Fruit Day (California) - December 21
  • National Coquito Day - December 21
  • National Flashlight Day - December 21
  • National French Fried Shrimp Day - December 21
  • National Hamburger Day - December 21
  • National Homeless Person's Remembrance Day - December 21
  • National Look at the Bright Side Day - December 21
  • National Short Story Day - December 21, 2020 (First Day of Winter)
  • Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day - December 21
  • Ribbon Candy Day - December 21
  • Short Girl Appreciation Day - December 21, 2020 (Shortest Day of the Year)
  • Winter Solstice - December 21, 2020
  • World Peace Day - December 21
  • Yalda - December 21
  • Yule - December 21
  • Abilities Day - December 22
  • Be a Lover of Silence Day - December 22
  • National Cookie Exchange Day - December 22
  • National Date Nut Bread Day - December 22
  • National Haiku Poetry Day - December 22
  • Festivus - December 23
  • Human Light Celebration - December 23
  • Metric Conversion Day - December 23
  • National Pfeffernuesse Day - December 23
  • National Roots Day - December 23
  • Christmas Eve - December 24
  • Last Minute Shopper's Day - December 24
  • National Egg Nog Day - December 24
  • National Re-gifting Day - December 24, 2020 (Thursday before Christmas)
  • A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day - December 25
  • Christmas - December 25
  • Christmas Pudding Day - December 25
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day - December 25
  • National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 25, 2020 (Friday of Third Full Week in December)
  • Boxing Day - December 26
  • Day After Christmas Day - December 26
  • National Candy Cane Day - December 26
  • National Thank-You Note Day - December 26
  • National Whiner's Day - December 26
  • Free Balloon Day - December 27 (SpongeBob Squarepants)
  • Howdy Doody Day - December 27
  • Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day - December 27
  • National Fruit Cake Day - December 27
  • Visit the Zoo Day - December 27
  • Call a Friend Day - December 28
  • Endangered Species Act Day - December 28
  • Holy Innocents Day - December 28
  • National Card Playing Day - December 28
  • National Chocolate Day - December 28 and 29
  • National Download Day - December 28
  • National Short Film Day - December 28
  • Pledge of Allegiance Day - December 28
  • National Chocolate Day - December 28 and 29
  • Pepper Pot Day - December 29
  • Still Need to do Day - December 29
  • Tick Tock Day - December 29
  • Bacon Day - December 30
  • Falling Needles Family Fest Day - December 30
  • Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute - December 30
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Baking Soda) - December 30
  • Hogmanay - December 31
  • 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, 2020 (Last Business Day of the Year)
  • Universal Hour of Peace Day - December 31
  • Unlucky 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)

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  • December 3
  • December 4
  • December 5
  • December 6
  • December 7
  • December 8
  • December 9
  • December 10
  • December 11
  • December 12
  • December 13
  • December 14
  • December 15
  • December 16
  • December 17
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  • 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

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