If you’re looking for a list of December global holidays, look no further. The following list of holiday dates covers the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars. December’s worldwide celebrations are dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness, the rights of disabled people, and wildlife conservation. Some of these days also recognize the contributions of volunteers all over the world. Here, we’ve outlined the top five global holidays of the month.
Santa Lucia festival
December is the month of Saint Lucia, a Christian holiday marked on December 13. The holiday honors the martyred Italian saint, who was a ray of hope for Christians who were suffering in the world. Saint Lucia was born in Sicily around the fourth century and became a patron saint of the blind. In Sweden, Norway and Italy, the celebrations begin with a parade led by the designee of St. Lucia and include traditional carols.
The month of December also marks the beginning of the Christian season of Advent, a four-week preparation for Christ’s birth. In Finland and Denmark, the holiday marks St. Lucia’s feast day and is also known as the Nordic St. Lucia festival. The Christmas season is also the time to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These two historical documents are widely read and celebrated around the world. Listed below are the other December global holidays:
In Sweden, Lucia is the patron saint of the city of Stockholm. She is also revered as a Christian martyr, who died during the reign of Diocletian. In Italy, the celebrations also include the festival of Saint Lucia. A young girl is chosen to represent the saint, and she wears a white robe with a wreath of candles around her head. The girl leads a procession of women carrying a wreath of candles, cookies, and saffron buns.
Saint Lucy’s Day
If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Saint Lucia’s Day in December, then you should consider attending a festival that commemorates this saint’s life. This day is often associated with white Christmas and clear skies, and the weather on this day is often used to predict what to expect in the coming year. Saint Lucy’s Day is particularly popular in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Sicily. Here are some fun facts about this saint:
According to the Julian calendar, December 13 was the Winter Solstice in Europe and Scandinavia until the early eighteenth century. This day was subsequently switched to the Gregorian calendar in Europe. Because this day coincided with the Winter Solstice, Saint Lucy’s Day was not shifted to the 21st of December when the world switched to the Gregorian calendar. However, the calendar of Scandinavia was reformed during the late 18th century.
The story of St. Lucy is a complex one. Although her story is unclear, it is generally accepted that she was a young Italian virgin who died in the early third century because she refused to give up her virginity before marriage. She was a very popular woman in her day, and her name is one of the most recognizable symbols of this saint. Throughout the ages, she has been celebrated as an important Christian figure.
While there are many ways to celebrate Christmas, the December global holiday known as Festivus is unique. Its origins can be traced to the 9th season episode of the popular Seinfeld sitcom “The Strike.” Its origins are obscure, but it’s worth knowing that the holiday was born out of a desire to challenge the materialism that permeates the Christmas season.
In 1996, an episode of the popular “Seinfeld” show was credited with making Festivus a worldwide phenomenon. While researching his book “Stolen Lightning,” Daniel O’Keefe’s father came across a reference to a relatively obscure holiday. O’Keefe decided to name his holiday after the date of his first date with his wife.
While many of these December global holidays are intrinsically linked to spiritual practices and religion, others have more universal meaning. For example, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day are celebrated around the world. And while they may be largely secular, there’s a strong element of appreciation and celebration associated with Festivus. If you’re not a traditional Christmas celebrant, this is the holiday for you.
December global holidays include Las Posadas, a religious feast celebrated in Mexico. The nine nights of the holiday reflect upon important concepts like charity, trust, justice, purity, joy, and generosity. In addition to traditional Mexican food, you can enjoy ‘ponche’, an aromatic fruit punch with piloncillo, water, cinnamon, and guavas. This drink is made to be served hot to commemorate the day.
Many Mexicans celebrate this holiday, but posadas have become popular in the United States as well. These traditions began in churches and later spread to family homes and haciendas. By the nineteenth century, they had taken on a more modern form. Today, posadas are organized by neighborhood committees. Residents dress up as Mary and Joseph and gather at neighborhood homes for a festive party. During the posadas, neighbors bring food, candy, and pinatas.
Traditionally, the celebration of Las Posadas is based on the story of Mary and Joseph prior to Jesus’ birth. This story has been told for 400 years in many Latin countries, and has evolved into a modern-day version of the event. Each Las Posada day represents one month of Mary’s pregnancy. To honor the Virgin Mary and her child, families and friends gather to host Las Posadas parties.
World AIDS Day
Every year on December 1, the world celebrates World AIDS Day, an international day of mourning and raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic. The AIDS pandemic is a global problem caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Since the first cases of the disease were reported in 1981, nearly 75 million people have contracted the disease and millions more have died from AIDS-related causes.
Although HIV cannot be spread through sexual activity, it is transmitted through contact with a body fluid, mucous membrane, or blood stream. As a result, there has been a great deal of stigma surrounding the spread of the disease. Today, it is estimated that 33 million people are living with the disease, and two million people die each year from AIDS-related complications. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been recognized to raise awareness about the disease and its causes.
The AIDS pandemic has caused millions to die. World AIDS Day was the first global health day. It helps raise awareness and support for people affected by the disease, as well as those who have survived it. World AIDS Day also helps to end the misconceptions about the disease and educate people on prevention and control. During the holiday, people will celebrate their loved ones and spread awareness of the disease worldwide.
The holiday is marked with the celebration of seven principles, which are known as the “seven pillars of Kwanzaa.” The principles are self-determination, creativity, unity, purpose, and cooperative economics. It’s celebrated with symbolic objects and activities. People dress in traditional black and white clothing and bring homemade gifts to share with family and friends. And it’s also a good time to reflect on the importance of self-determination, collective responsibility, purpose, creativity, and earth.
The holiday’s significance extends beyond African Americans, however. While the holiday is traditionally celebrated mainly in the United States, it is now celebrated throughout the Caribbean and other countries with significant populations of Africans. It’s a non-religious holiday, and some businesses and organizations close their doors on this day. However, if you’re planning to do business with a company or organization, check whether they’re African-American-oriented.
The name “Kwanzaa” comes from the Swahili language, meaning “first fruits.” It celebrates the spirit of community and family, and the importance of creativity. People gather for celebrations around December 31 to discuss the seven principles, including unity, freedom, and the environment. The celebrations usually include music, dancing, storytelling, African drumming, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal.
Boxing Day is a public holiday that falls on December 26. The holiday traditionally involves giving food to servants and gifts to the poor. Many countries all over the world celebrate this holiday. It is considered one of the most important holidays following Christmas. In most cases, this is a day to show appreciation for people’s hard work and services. Nonetheless, some areas do not celebrate this holiday at all, despite the fact that it is celebrated by millions around the world.
Depending on where you live, December is a great time to celebrate the world’s many celebrations. It is also a great time to spend time with family and enjoy the festivities. Here are a few international holidays that are celebrated this month. Many of them are also national holidays. If you’re wondering when the next national holiday will be, take a look at the calendar. If you’re in the United States, you may want to plan your holiday around this one.
New Zealand celebrates Boxing Day on December 26th, and the weather is generally warmer than the U.K., so you might be able to spend a little extra time outdoors! New Zealanders also celebrate this holiday by sharing horse racing with their British counterparts. For centuries, New Zealanders have celebrated Boxing Day by watching horse races at the Auckland Racing Club, which is located on Boxing Day. While the holiday is different for each country, there are many traditions that are common to the day.