December Global Holidays – List of Holidays in December | Religious Holidays in December

The December Global Holidays is here again. The year is almost over as we are in the last month of the year already. December is filled with global holidays. So many holidays in December gives people time to spend with friends, family, and loved ones. In December, there are more than 10 global holidays, though some people might just know about 4 to 5 of them.

December Global Holidays

In this post, we will be introducing you to more of the December global holidays. Not just December global holidays but many other holidays in December. To know more about these holidays, read this post to the end.

December Global Holidays

As we are exiting the year a lot of festivals accompanies the last month of the year. Countries and religions over the world celebrate festivals in December as one. Here are the major December global holidays.

  • 25th of December – Christmas Day
  • 26th of December – Boxing Day
  • 31st of December – New Year’s Eve

These are the 3 major global holidays in December, though there are many more holidays in December, we shall also list those holidays in this post too.

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List of Holidays in December

Here, we will be listing all the holidays in December, though some of these holidays are not observed globally but by particular regions or religions. The table below contains the list of all the holidays in December.

December 1stUnited Arab Emirates National Day
December 4thFarmer’s Day (Ghana)
December 6thIndependence Day (Finland)
Constitution Day (Spain)
December 7thKing Bhumibol’s Birthday (Thailand)
December 10thConstitution Day (Thailand)
December 12thThe Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)
December 13thRepublic Day (Malta)
December 16thVictory Day (Bangladesh)
Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
December 18thNational Day (Qatar)
December 24thChristmas Eve
Independence Day (Libya)
December 25thChristmas Day
Birthday of Quid-e-Azam Muhamad Ali Jinnah
December 26thBoxing Day
Independence/Unity Day
December 29thUnduvap Full Moon Poya
December 30thRizal Day (Philippines)
December 31stNew Year’s Eve

This is another set of global holidays in December, we also have religious holidays in December and festivals too, we shall be discussing this later on in this post.

Religious Holidays in December

Here we shall be listing and discussing the religious holidays in December celebrated around the world. Below are the religious holidays in December.

  • 10th to 18th of December – Hanukkah, this is a Jewish festival celebrated for 8 straight days, celebrating the miraculous provision story.
  • 21st of December – Yule, is an ancient festival, celebrated similarly to Christmas.
  • 25th of December – Christmas Day, a very popular holiday celebrated by Christians, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • 26th of December – Kwanzaa, this is an African festival celebrating their heritage. 26th of December is also boxing day.
  • 31st of December – New Year Eve, celebrated around the world celebrating and welcoming a New Year. This holiday was originated from a Japanese tradition.

Here are the most popular religious holidays and festivals in December celebrated around the world. Of all the festivals and holidays listed above, only New Year’s Eve is celebrated all around the world.

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