December is a busy month, full of parties and celebrations. Here’s what you need to know about the most popular December global holidays.
Advent of December 1st
Advent of December 1st
The term Advent is a season of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. It begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends three Sundays after Christmas Day. As such, it is sometimes called “the Nativity Season” or simply “the Twelve Days”. During this time, many Christians prepare themselves spiritually by fasting and praying.
St. Nicholas Day also December 6
St. Nicholas Day is a Christian celebration of the birth of St. Nicholas, who was born in the fourth century. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and travelers. The day is celebrated on December 6 each year around the globe but especially in his native country where it has become an important part of their culture over many centuries since its inception by people who wanted to honor this man’s deeds as well as those who followed him after he left them behind when they went off into exile due to persecution from Roman times onward until today’s modern era when there are still people out there praying for us all every single day just like we did back then when our prayers were answered!
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Dec. 8
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Annunciation and Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day, is celebrated on December 8. It was established by Pope Pius IX in 1854 to commemorate Mary’s conception without original sin. The date was removed from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 but is still celebrated by some churches, such as those that follow Eastern traditions rather than Western ones.
Human Rights Day – Dec. 10
Human Rights Day is a day to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It’s a day to reflect on human rights in the world, promote awareness of it and promote respect for human rights.
Bodhi Day – Dec. 8
Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday celebrated on December 8 by Buddhists around the world. The day commemorates the enlightenment of Buddha, which occurred on this date in 563 BCE.
Bodhi Day is not to be confused with Christmas or other Christian Deccember global holidays ; it’s not about gift-giving or exchanging gifts with friends and family members. Instead, Bodhi Day celebrates Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (complete enlightenment) after meditating for 45 days in solitude under a tree in India—which makes sense since it was also the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified!
Hanukkah or Chanukah – Dates vary in late November to December
The Hanukkah holiday is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of Seleucid Empire’s Maccabean Revolt against Syria. Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights and begins on December 20th or 21st depending on your calendar.
While some people celebrate this holiday by lighting candles, others may choose to light something more elaborate like giant menorahs or dreidels (a spinning top).
Festivus – Dec. 23 – invented holiday from Seinfeld
You may have seen Festivus on The Simpsons. But here’s the thing: it was invented by Frank Costanza in the sitcom Seinfeld, not The Simpsons. The holiday was first celebrated on December 23, 1997 and it is celebrated every year thereafter.
The plot is fairly simple: on this day, families exchange gifts instead of presents (or rather “Festivus gifts”), and make fun of each other instead of giving love letters or flowers. This holiday is meant to mock commercialism and commitment-phobia—which makes sense given that it’s inspired by an episode where Kramer becomes paranoid about being trapped in a relationship with his girlfriend Estelle Getty because they both work together at NBC Studios as writers/producers (Kramer later tells Jerry Seinfeld he doesn’t want them to get married).
Holidays occur in the month of December worldwide.
Holidays occur in the month of December worldwide. The following are some examples:
- Advent of December 1st, also known as Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This celebration is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and his ascension into heaven on December 25th (the day after Epiphany). Also known as “Christmastide,” this festival marks the beginning of another year for many Christians who celebrate it by exchanging gifts with family members and friends, eating turkey dinner (or ham), decorating trees, and watching films like Miracle on 34th Street or Elf.
- St. Nicholas Day – December 6th – A saint-like figure who was believed to be responsible for delivering good luck during the winter months; he visited children’s homes during this period every year until 1736 when he stopped doing so because people thought he was too old now since it had been centuries since his death date hasn’t changed yet either! But still many kids today believe that if they put all their socks under their pillow at night before going to bed then Santa will visit them tomorrow morning! And if there isn’t enough room then maybe next time try putting more than one pair under there too?! Or maybe just leave one outside your window instead so no matter how small things might seem from inside out world outside looking glass window pane reflection mirror reflection.
I hope that this article has given you some insight into the holiday season. We all have those days when we want to stay in bed, but the best way to cheer yourself up is by getting out there and celebrating! And don’t forget about what we talked about earlier—the weather. No matter where you live in the world, December can be a cold time of year for much of planet Earth. But if you keep warm with friends and family around an open fire, or even just by reading a book by candlelight (with or without wine), then maybe your December global holidays will be just as warm as these ones have been for us here at Micah Media Group Incorporated!