The month of December is a beautiful time of year. You can celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa or any other holiday that you prefer with your family and friends. But there are many more holidays around the world besides just Christmas! In this article we will look at some of them and see what they’re like in their own countries:
December is a great time to celebrate the holidays. Here are some of the most popular December global holidays 2022 that you’ll want to make note of:
Giving Tuesday: December 6, 2022
Giving Tuesday is a global celebration of generosity and philanthropy. It is held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when Americans are most likely to give back to their community through charitable donations. The day has also become an opportunity for people to think about what they can do differently in their personal lives, such as donating money or time towards making others’ lives better.
Giving Tuesday was created by American retailers like Nordstrom and Target who wanted to spread awareness of this holiday outside its home country—and it’s worked! There are now over 100 cities around the world that have hosted Giving Tuesdays events – including New York City (which hosts its own version called “One World Day”), London (where it’s called “Global Giving Day”) and Sydney Australia – where participants gather together at local businesses where volunteers will be handing out free gifts from charity shops or donation bins across town!
International Human Rights Day: December 10, 2022
International Human Rights Day is a day to celebrate human rights. It was established by the United Nations in 1966, and has been observed annually since then. The day is on December 10 each year, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The United Nations recognizes this holiday as a way to raise awareness about human rights issues around the world and promote dialogue between nations so they can work together toward common goals like ending discrimination or protecting vulnerable populations from abuse or neglect.
St. Nicholas Day: December 6, 2022
St. Nicholas Day is a real holiday celebrated by Christians around the world on December 6th. It’s also known as “St. Nicholas’ Eve,” which was not only its popular name in Russia but also the original name of Christmas Eve in general, according to historians.
The holiday has origins in pre-Christian times and was celebrated with gifts for children and treats for adults alike during wintertime throughout Europe until it became associated with Christmas over time. It’s still a major part of what we know today as Christmas celebrations!
The tradition started in Greece where it was called Nikolaos (Nicholas) Day or Nikolaos Monday because we were celebrating his help against paganism through his generosity towards people who needed help with their prayers or finances; but over time they began referring specifically to this day before Christmas because they believed that he brought good fortune into their homes after leaving them food parcels filled with sweets—a tradition which continues today!
Christmas: December 25, 2022
Christmas is a holiday celebrated on December 25. Christmas is a religious holiday and the birth of Jesus Christ, believed by Christians to be the Son of God. It is observed with presents, decorations, family get-togethers and meals that include turkey or ham.
Christmas is a secular celebration as well as an important Christian festival in many countries around the world including Canada (which celebrates it as Boxing Day), Australia (which celebrates it as ANZAC Day), New Zealand (celebrated during February) and South Africa where it’s called Refreshing Day after Rosh Hashanah which falls on different dates each year depending on when Rosh Hashanah falls within your country’s calendar system — but generally according to Jewish tradition there are five days before Rosh Hashanah called “The Days of Awe” which should be observed by fasting from sunrise till sunset each day until sundown comes again.
Boxing Day is a British public holiday that falls on 26 December. It’s the day after Christmas Day and marks the beginning of winter. The name “Boxing Day” comes from an old tradition of going to the boxing stadium where matches were held during the 19th century (and still are today). People would gather at these venues to watch their favorite fighters fight each other, while they also had time to enjoy food and drinks before heading home again with gifts under their arms.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the beginning of a new year and it’s celebrated in many places around the world. Although it has become more commercialized, there are still some traditions that remain from its early days.
The traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations include parties, fireworks, kisses and toasts. In some countries like India, people will play games such as kite flying or crackers when they ring in the new year.
World Aids Day
World Aids Day is a global health awareness day. It was first established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988 as an international day of action to raise awareness about AIDS and promote prevention, treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
World Aids Day is observed on 1 December each year.
St. Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas Day is a celebration that takes place on December 6th, and celebrates the life of Saint Nicholas. The story behind this holiday started with a saint named Nicholas who lived in Greece during the fourth century A.D., but its origins are actually much older than that!
Originally called “Sinterklaas” or “Zwarte Piet” (Black Peter), he was believed to ride through town on his white horse delivering gifts to children on Christmas Eve night — which makes sense because it’s been suggested he was modeled after Odin riding across the sky bringing gifts to people in Valhalla after death (or something like that).
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8, which marks the day that Mary was conceived without original sin. Catholicism celebrates this feast to honor her as a mother and remind us to always show love and respect towards others.
The United States and Canada celebrate this religious holiday with fireworks, parades, parties, food and other festivities. The Philippines also has its own version called “Lunar New Year Celebration” where Filipinos celebrate the arrival of the moon by lighting up their homes with illuminations (lanterns).
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December. It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1950, and it’s a day to promote the universality of human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. The UDHR was a declaration rather than an international treaty, meaning it didn’t require ratification from individual countries before coming into effect; however, many nations later adopted their own constitutions based on this document as well. In addition to being an important milestone in history, this holiday also serves as a reminder that we should continue working toward making sure all people around the world have freedom and equality under law—and that includes everyone who lives here at home!
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day. It is an important Christian celebration and a time for prayer and fasting. It’s traditionally celebrated by gathering together with family and friends to celebrate, eat, drink and exchange gifts.
Christmas Day itself has become more secularized in recent years; however, many people still get together for a traditional meal on this day as well (usually with turkey).
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of African heritage. It’s celebrated from December 26 to January 1 and honors the seven principles of Kwanzaa:
- Umoja (“Unity”) – Unity is about loving yourself, your family and community. This principle encourages us to realize our own potential, rather than looking outside ourselves for validation.
- Kujichagulia (“Self Determination”) – An important part of self-determination is developing our own unique identities as individuals who can make their own decisions about what they want out of life. We should never feel ashamed or afraid to express who we are because no matter how different we may seem from others in certain ways, there are always things that make us unique!
- Ujima (“Collective Work & Responsibility”) – Collectively working together toward a common goal makes it possible for everyone involved (the entire team) to achieve success; this includes building buildings together as well). Without everyone working together efficiently at all times during construction projects (or any other type), nothing gets done except maybe some small things here and there…like laying down some electrical wiring so people could plug stuff into outlets later on down road after everything else gets done first.”
Frozen Dead Guy Days
Frozen Dead Guy Days is a festival that takes place in Nederland, Colorado, United States. It was started by the town’s mortician, Stanley B. Anderson, who froze his body in hopes of being revived in the future.
The “Frozen Dead Guy Days” are held on February 28th every year and are meant to honor Mr Anderson’s memory as well as those who have died but still need to be attended to before they become fully frozen like him.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, celebrated on 21 December in the northern hemisphere and 22 December in the southern hemisphere. It marks one of two times each year when daylight lasts for longer than 24 hours; this is due to Earth’s tilted axis relative to its orbital plane.
The Winter Solstice was an important time early on; it was used as a basis for many religions, including Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Many cultures also have their own unique celebrations associated with this holiday season like Christmas which is celebrated at Christmastime during Advent or Christmas Eve which is observed annually around Christmas Day itself!
In fact there are many different types of celebrations around this time but they all share similar themes such as giving gifts or eating special foods so let’s learn more about these traditions below:
Hogmanay (Scottish New Year)
Hogmanay, or Hogmanay in Scotland, is a Scottish New Year festival that celebrates the start of a new year. It’s celebrated on the last day of December and marks the end of Burns’ Day (the last day of November). The celebration includes fireworks, folk music and other events to celebrate this time period.
Hogmanay was first celebrated in 1757 when Robert Burns wrote “Auld Lang Syne”. A poem about how people would say goodbye to each other during this time period has been around since then.
There is a big variety of holidays observed around the world in December.
There are many holidays observed around the world in December. Some of them are religious, others are secular and some are observed in a specific country or region, while others are celebrated worldwide.
Some people celebrate their birthday on this day. Others might use it as an opportunity to spend Christmas with family members who live far away from each other due to work obligations or other reasons. In addition, some countries observe New Year’s Day as well during this period of time because there is no guarantee that it will fall on January 1st every year (it may take place earlier or later).
Celebrate these popular holidays from December 2022.
December holidays are a great time to celebrate the end of each year. It’s also a good time to reflect on what you’ve learned, accomplished and experienced during the past 12 months.
Planning your celebrations around these Halal holidays can help you celebrate with family and friends more effectively! Here are some ideas for celebrating:
- Decorate your house in festive colors; hang lights or strings of lights from the windows. Bake cookies or breads together as an activity at home before going out into the community for fun activities like skating on ice or playing sports outdoors in winter weather conditions (or both!). Have fun creating games like Bingo that everyone can play together while enjoying themselves!
These holidays are a great way to spend time with family and friends. They’re also good for business because they’re typically associated with gifts, which means more sales during the holiday season. We hope you find something fun in these lists!
We hope you enjoyed this guide to some of the most popular holidays celebrated around the world in December. There are many other special days, too: it’s not hard to find something that interests you! We wish you a happy holiday season and hope your celebrations are filled with warmth, love, and joy.