Multicultural Celebrations of 10 Most Popular December Global Holidays 2021

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December Global Holidays

December is one of the few months in the year, which includes diverse celebrations. In December, people from various areas, religions, and ethnic origins make merry and enjoy their holidays. Hence, here is a list of the Top 10 December global holidays we celebrate with huge pomp and show.

December Global Holidays

Here is the list of December Global Holidays 2021

Date Of December Global Festivities Name Of December Global Holidays 2021
1-Dec-21 National Day (United Arab Emirates)
4-Dec-21 Farmer’s Day (Ghana )
6-Dec-21 Independence Day (Finland)
6-Dec-21 Constitution Day, (Spain)
7-Dec-21 King Bhumibol’s Birthday, (Thailand)
10-Dec-21 Constitution Day, (Thailand)
12 December 2021 The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, (Mexico)
13 December 2021 Republic Day, (Malta)
16 December 2021 Victory Day, (Bangladesh)
16 December 2021 Day of Reconciliation, (South Africa)
18 December 2021 National Day, (Qatar)
24 December 2021 Independence Day, (Christmas Eve, Libya)
25 December 2021 Christmas Day, Pakistan (Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
26 December 2021 Boxing Day, (Various Countries)
26 December 2021 Independence and Unity Day, (Slovenia)
29 December 2021 Unduvap Full Moon Poya, (Sri Lanka )
30 December 2021 Rizal Day, (Philippines)
31 December 2021 New Year’s Eve, (Various Countries)

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival billions of people around the world celebrate on December 25. It is a revered religious holiday as well as a global cultural and economic sight. People all across the globe have been observing it for two millennia with religious and secular rituals and practices. Christians celebrate Christmas as the birth anniversary of Jesus of Nazareth. Likewise, he was a spiritual guru whose lessons form the core of their faith. People celebrate Christmas by gifting presents, adorning Christmas trees, attending church services, and enjoying meals with kith and kin. In addition, kids hang socks on Christmas trees and eagerly await Santa Clause’s arrival.

New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve

The last day of the year, New Year’s Eve falls on December 31 in the Gregorian calendar. Many countries observe New Year’s Eve with night time parties where people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Certain Christians also attend a watch night service. The glee usually lasts until midnight on January 1, New Year’s Day.

St. Lucia’s Day

St. Lucia's Day

St. Lucia’s Day is a festival of lights honoring St. Lucia, which takes place on December 13. She was one of the first Christian martyrs, killed by the Romans for her religious views in 304 CE. Nonetheless, the event kicks off the Christmas season in Scandinavia. Further, during the darkest season of the year, it seeks to spread hope and light. At home, families observe St. Lucia’s Day by dressing one of their daughters in white. She also has to serve coffee and baked items such as saffron bread and ginger biscuits to other family members.

Festivus

Festivus

Festivus is a global festival taking place on December 23 that first rose to fame in 1997. The goal of this parody holiday is to hint at excess Christmas materialism. People observe Festivus by standing around a plain aluminum pole rather than buying a pricey Christmas tree. Furthermore, the holiday has grown in glory, particularly among thrifty spenders and minimalists.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a week-long festival in the United States throwing light on the African-American culture and ancestry. From December 26 to January 1,  people celebrate it with a huge feast and gift-giving. This holiday gained fame in response to the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. Its goal was to unite African-Americans as a colony.

Yule

Yule

Yule is a 12-day long winter holiday that the Germans celebrate around the winter solstice in December and January. Thus, the Yule season is full of magic, with most of its focus on rebirth, renewal, and cultural worth.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah begins on the 25th of Kislev and often falls between November and December. The holiday is also famous as the Festival of Lights or the Feast of Dedication. Likewise, it honors the piety of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian-Greek army. It lasts for 8 nights and days. The lighting of a menorah is the most usual Hanukkah custom.

Ōmisoka

Ōmisoka

Ōmisoka is a major Japanese festival that falls around the same time as New Year’s Day in the US. Likewise, it traces the start of a new year, which brings with it faith and hope. Thus, people purify their homes and get rid of last year’s mess. They party with friends and family, go out and visit Shinto shrines at midnight to mark the occasion.

Boxing Day

Boxing day

Boxing Day is a public holiday that falls on December 26, a day after Christmas in the UK. It is a day off for the general public, and most schools and shops stay closed. Traditionally, it was a day when employers gifted their staff money, food, clothes, and other valuable items. However, it is a vital day for sports events and the start of post-Christmas sales in modern times.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day brings people from all over the world together to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and show global harmony. The day provides a chance for public and private sector partners to bring the disease’s current state to public attention. Besides, it aims to support global progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. Nevertheless, it has grown to be one of the most well-known global health days. Thus, the day provides a vital chance to promote facts and grieve those who have passed away. Further, it also cheers for coups such as improved access to health care and prevention services.