December is one of the months in a calendar year with so many holidays which in most countries, makes the end of the year.

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Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Omisoka, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.”

December Global Holidays
December Global Holidays I worldstrides.com

Here is a full list of worldwide holidays in December,

Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day.

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday.

Ōmisoka

Ōmisoka is a Japanese traditional celebration on the last day of the year. Traditionally, it was held on the final day of the 12th lunar month. With Japan’s switch to using the Gregorian calendar at the beginning of the Meiji era, December 31 is now used for the celebration.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Santa Lucia

Lucia’s Day (or St. Lucy’s Day) is on December 13th. The celebration comes from stories that were told by Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden.

Festivus

Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season.

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