The December Global Holidays lists 2022 are 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 give 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.
In this post, we will be introducing you to more of the December global holidays. Not just the December global holidays but many other holidays in December. To know more about these holidays, read this post to the end.
December Global Holidays 2022
As we are exiting the year a lot of festivals accompany 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.
List of Holidays in December 2022
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.
|1. Hanukkah 2022||December 18th – December 26th|
|2. World AIDS Day||December 1st|
|3. Krampusnacht||December 5th|
|4. Bodhi Day||December 8th|
|5. Feast of the Immaculate||December 8th|
|6. Human Rights Day||December 10th|
|7. St. Lucia’s Day||December 13th|
|8. Las Posadas||December 16th – 24th|
|9. International Human Solidarity Day||December 20th|
|10. Winter Solstice||December 21st|
|11. Christmas Eve||December 24th|
|12. Christmas||December 25th|
|13. Boxing Day||December 26th|
|14. St. Stephen’s Day||December 26th|
|15. Kwanza||Dec 26th – 1st Jan|
|16. New Year’s Eve||December 31st|
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.
Las Posadas (December 16th – 24th)
A Christmas tradition, Las Posadas, commemorates the difficult journey of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph. There were rumors that Mary and Joseph were looking for a place to stay while Mary gave birth to Jesus, but no one would allow them in.
St. Lucia’s Day (December 13th)
December 13th is ST. lucia’s day. This holiday is a day many people enjoy singing carols and exchanging gifts. However, its day commemorates the sight of a bright star in the sky that brought the three kings to Bethlehem to meet the newborn Jesus.
International Human Solidarity Day (December 20th)
Today is International Human Solidarity Day in honor of the 1863 founding of the International Red Cross. However, the day also celebrates the founding ideals of the International Red Cross, which are humanism, neutrality, and independence.
Hanukkah (December 18th – 26th)
Hanukkah, is a Jewish festival celebrated for 8 straight days, celebrating the miraculous provision story. However, the holiday’s origins can be linked to Israel, where the myth goes that the Jews discovered a one-day supply of oil during the Greek invasion.
Winter Solstice (December 21st)
The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day and longest night in the Northern Hemisphere (Antarctica). However, the beginning of the lengthening of the days is the reason for the name “winter solstice.” Every year, around this time, this happens.
25th of December
Christmas Day, is a very popular holiday celebrated by Christians, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this special celebration is mostly celebrated by children and it is very fun.
26th of December
Kwanzaa is an African festival celebrating their heritage. Moreover, the 26th of December is also boxing day.
31st of December
New Year’s Eve, celebrated around the world celebrating and welcoming a New Year. However, this holiday 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.