During December, there are diverse celebrations, including a variety of holidays. People of all religions, cultures, and backgrounds enjoy holidays in December. Hence, we have listed our top global holidays in December, which we celebrate with great fanfare.
December 25thcelebrated by billions of people throughout the world as Christmas. The festival celebrates both a religious and cultural significance both on a global and economic scale. For two millennia, some observe religious and secular traditions around the world. It is the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth that Christians celebrate. It is a time for people to exchange presents, decorate Christmas trees, go to church, and engage in family activities. As part of the Christmas tradition, children hang socks from their trees and eagerly expect Santa’s arrival.
New Year’s Eve
According to the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve is celebrated on December 31. New Year’s Eve is celebrated throughout the world with a night of dancing, eating, drinking, and watching fireworks. They also held Christian watch night services throughout the world. New Year’s Eve celebrations usually last until midnight on January 1.
December 13 marks St. Lucia’s Day, which is celebrated with lights to honour St. Lucia. A Christian woman, she was martyred in 304 CE for her belief in the Christian religion. But the celebration during this holiday season heralds the start of the Christmas season in Scandinavia. It aims to be a source of light and hope during the darker seasons of the year. In families, This Day is celebrated by dressing a daughter in white. Her family members were treated with coffee and sweets like gingerbread and saffron-bread.
It is an annual global festival that takes place on December 23 and first gained popularity in 1997. To suggest excessive Christmas materialism, this holiday is a parody. Instead of buying an expensive Christmas tree, people observe Festivus with an aluminium pole. As a result, the celebration has grown in popularity, certainly among thriftier and minimalist spenders.
The Kwanzaa festival is an annual festival that celebrates the ancestry, culture, and heritage of African-Americans. December 26 through January 1 is a time for people to feast and exchange gifts. In 1965, it gained popularity after Los Angeles’ Watts Riots. Founded to unite African-American tribes into a colony, it sought to bring the nation together.
A German holiday around the winter solstice, Yule is a 12-day holiday that lasts for a few days. Yule is a magical time centred on rebirth, renewal, and cultural significance.
Typically, Hanukkah falls between November and December Global Holidays . Festival of Lights, as well as Feast of Dedication, are other names for the holiday. The celebration also honours the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army that led to the consecration of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. A celebration lasts for eight nights and days. Hanukkah customs include lighting a menorah.