Top 13 December Global Holidays That Make Winter Brighter
December is a global and the perfect time of year to celebrate the holiday season. December is the month with the most holidays, so there is plenty of time to indulge in all the festivities. This blog will take a look at the top 13 December global holidays that you might not be familiar with. They’re not just a part of the American holiday season, but they’re part of the world’s, too.
13 most Iconic December Global Holidays
Krampunacht, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, Las Posadas, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Omisaka, New Year’s Eve
Krampusnacht is a traditional festival in parts of central Europe, mostly in Austria, Croatia and Hungary, where the Krampus is a Christmas-time figure. The Krampus is a horned, shaggy, cloven-hooved creature with a long tongue, ears, and tail. He has a basket of toys, and is accompanied by a black goat called the Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). During the night, he punishes the children who have been very naughty.
St. Nicholas Day- 6th December
St. Nicholas Day is the day that is celebrated on December 6th. It is also known as “Santa Claus Day”. St. Nicholas is also known as “Nicholas of Myra”, “the Holy Bishop of Myra”. This day is more commonly known as Christmas Eve.
December is one of the most beautiful, happy, and popular times of the year. It’s the perfect time to share your love with the world, and it’s our favourite time of the year. December is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and it’s also the time of year when we celebrate the holiday giving spirit. December is the time of year when we get together with family, friends, and loved ones to share the joy of the season.
December is the time of year when we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, and take a moment to count our blessings. Never miss out on the fun of December. Get involved in the festivities. These are just a few ways you can celebrate in December.
Hanukkah-28th Nov to 6th December
Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights, a time of celebration and family feasting. Celebrations take place in homes and public spaces during the 8-day festival, which begins on the 25th of Kislev and lasts until the second day of Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah tells of a Syrian leader, who after a successful battle against the Greeks, found a small jar of oil that had miraculously stayed lit.
At first, the Jews were not allowed to use the oil as it was only intended for the Temple in Jerusalem, but eventually, they were allowed to use the oil for their own purposes. Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated with family gatherings and is an opportunity to honour the Jewish tradition of giving.
December is the month of giving, giving in return for the blessings that we’ve been given in the past year. December is a month of celebrating and giving thanks for the many blessings that we’ve been given.
St. Lucia Day-13 December
On December 13th, people from all over the world celebrate St. Lucia Day. St. Lucia is a patron saint of lawyers and people in love. December 13th was the day that St. Lucia was born, and this is a day that people believe will bring them luck. The day is also an important day for people of African descent. On December 13th, people in Africa celebrate by having a lot of fun and sharing with others what they have. They believe that they will be blessed. St. Lucia Day is a day to celebrate happiness, love, and good fortune.
Las Posadas-16th to 24th December
Las Posadas is a religious festival celebrated by Catholics and other Christians around the world. The celebration of Las Posadas starts on the night of the sixteenth day of the twelfth month of the year, December 16th, and ends on the night of the sixteenth day of the thirteenth month of the following year, January 1st.
The celebration also includes a procession in the morning of the sixteenth day of the thirteenth month and a banquet in the evening of the same day. The festival commemorates the time when the three magi, or wise men, visited the infant Jesus and left their gifts at Christ’s cradle.
Winter Solstice-12th December
The winter solstice is a term used to describe the shortest day of the year when the amount of daylight decreases from 12 hours to 11 hours and 1 minute. This is because the sun is the farthest from Earth on December 21st. In Estonia, Iceland, and Finland, this day is a national public holiday. In the United Kingdom, it is a bank holiday, as it is a day when the UK’s highest court is in session.
“Christmas is a very important holiday that is celebrated all over the world. It is thought to be the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The word “Christmas” means “Mass of Christ.” Christmas is also widely celebrated as a secular holiday.”
Kwanzaa-26th December to 1st January
Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration in honour of African heritage. Kwanzaa starts on December 26th, which is the anniversary of the birth of Muhammad. It is celebrated with a feast of seven days, during which people give thanks to their families and friends, reflect on the past year, and plan for the future.
The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “mandate ya Kwanzaa”, which means “first fruits of the harvest”. Kwanzaa is one of the most popular holidays of African-Americans, who have adopted the holiday to suit their own culture and traditions.
Kwanzaa is more than a different set of holidays. It is a time to reaffirm family, community, and culture.
Omisaka is a traditional Japanese holiday celebrated on December 23rd. It is one of the three Buddhist holidays celebrated in Japan along with the observances of Sunset on February 3rd and Ob-on on August 15th. Omisaka is a Shinto festival in which lanterns are placed outside. In the past, Omisaka was held in the summer, but with the advent of electricity, the festival was moved to the winter, where it is now.
New Year’s Eve-31st December
If you want to celebrate the new year and welcome in the holidays, December is the perfect time. December is the month when the heart of the year is celebrated and it is a time when people all over the world get together. December is also a time when people get new things in their lives. The month is full of celebration and joy.
December is a month that is full of events and celebrations. In December people speak of the past year and are thankful for everything they have accomplished. The month is a time when people rejoice and celebrate the joys of life.