December Global Holidays
The December Global Holidays month of December is known for celebrating various holidays across the world. Depending on your location, the holiday you celebrate might be Christmas, Kwanzaa, Krampusnacht, or Las Posadas. Read on to learn about these traditions. Then, make plans for the holidays ahead of time! Read on to learn more about the different December Global Holidays. And, once you’ve celebrated them, you’ll have a better idea of how to spend the remaining days of the month!
If you want to know about the biggest global holidays in December, look no further. In addition to New Year’s Eve in the United States, December also marks the arrival of the Immaculate Conception. While December is a popular month for celebration, it is also a time for reflection and prayer. Many of these traditions have been around for millennia. Read on to find out more about the history and traditions of these December global holidays.
The first December global holiday is World AIDS Day. Since 1988, this day has become an international awareness-raising day for people to spread awareness about AIDS and commemorate those who died from the disease. People also wear red ribbons to show their support for people living with AIDS and to encourage regular testing of people for the virus. AIDS was once a taboo subject, but with the creation of World AIDS Day, many stigmas about the disease have been broken.
Though primarily an African American holiday, Kwanzaa is celebrated around the world, including the Caribbean and countries with large populations of descendants of Africans. Its origins are not completely clear. The celebration of Kwanzaa evolved as a flourishing branch of African American culture and has been adopted by millions of people. Its roots are in the celebration of the first fruits of the year, and the African American heritage has contributed to the holiday’s growth and success.
The culture of Kwanzaa was patterned after the harvest festivals of ancient Africa. It celebrates family as the most basic unit of society and a person’s responsibility toward that family. In ancient Africa, families were small and often comprised only one leader. In some cases, one family could be so large that the entire village was comprised of one family. This concept of family is important to Kwanzaa and is a common theme throughout the month of December.
A tradition that has roots in pagan mythology, Krampusnacht is one of the world’s December global holidays. This holiday honors the demonic horned god who, in the 11th century, was believed to be Santa Claus’ helper. While the catholic church scorned this myth, its popularity has persisted and the day is celebrated in many countries. A popular costume features a horned Krampus dressed in sheep or goat skin. Children wear cowbells on their hips to symbolize the demon.
Another December global holiday is St. Nicholas Day, which is observed on December 6 in North America. The day follows the Feast of St. Nicholas. The day is marked with parades, parties, and drinking. While it originated in the alpine regions of Europe, it is now also celebrated in the Americas and Australia. While traditionally celebrated in Germany and Austria, it has also gained popularity in Australia and North America, where it is gaining ground.
Traditionally celebrated on the 9th of December, the nine days of Las Posadas are a time to reflect on important concepts, including charity, trust, purity, joy, and generosity. Children take part in parades and festivities, which end at different houses in the community. Many of the festivities include ‘ponche,’ a drink made from piloncillo, water, and cinnamon. Tejocotes, or star-shaped pinatas, are common festive fare during this holiday.
While posadas began in 1586, the tradition has been in existence for many centuries. Friar Diego de Soria, an Augustinian friar who lived near Mexico City, is believed to have introduced the tradition of posadas for Christmas bonus masses. It soon spread throughout the region and was eventually adopted by the Nicaraguan diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, it was converted from Aztec winter solstice worship to Jesus’ birth. Initially held in churches, posadas grew in popularity and gradually evolved into public celebrations.
Among the December global holidays, Festivus is a popular festival for those who don’t feel like spending a fortune on presents. It is celebrated on December 23 and is traditionally associated with grumpy people. While the Christmas holiday is a time for giving and spending, Festivus is a day for complaining and airing grievances. Often, people will light candles and do other decorations for the holiday, which may seem a little strange.
During the holiday season, many countries celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve is also celebrated, as is the Winter Solstice, an annual celebration. Whether you celebrate the holidays for their religious significance, or to commemorate those affected by the disease, December is a month well spent for everyone! And while the December holiday season may have some traditions, it’s important to remember that there are 11 global holidays to celebrate this month, and you should make the most of them.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is a global holiday celebrated by people all over the world. The day marks the end of the Gregorian calendar and the start of the new year. People celebrate this day by cleaning their houses, writing resolutions, and counting down until midnight when fireworks light up the sky. Many people attend parties and dance to celebrate the new year with family and friends. For some people, New Year’s Eve is the most memorable holiday of their lives.
Another December global holiday is St. Lucia’s Day, which honors the bright star that led the three kings to Bethlehem. Many people celebrate by giving children gifts that contain traditional items from St. Lucia’s Day, including candles and chocolate. People also sing Christmas carols and wear a wreath of candles, as Saint Lucia is the patron saint of Christians and is said to bring food during times of oppression.
Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday celebrated on December 8, the eighth day of the Chinese lunar calendar. It commemorates the awakening of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The event is a time for Buddhists to renew their dedication to compassion, kindness, and enlightenment, and to show kindness to all living things. Bodhi Day also allows the general public to understand the relevance of Buddhism in today’s world.
This day is celebrated by many people throughout Asia, the Western world, and the United States. Many Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day by decorating the tree near Bodhgaya, India. Some Buddhists even decorate it with colored lights, which represent the many paths to enlightenment. Here’s what you should know about this day. While it’s easy to celebrate Bodhi Day in your own community, here are some ways to mark it internationally.
St. Nicholas Day
As the patron saint of children, Russia and Greece celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 6 as a way to celebrate the “true meaning” of the holiday season. Many countries also celebrate this day on the eve of the 5th, as well as in Greece and Russia. Here are some tips for making the most of this December global holiday. Read on to learn about a fun family tradition!
The masked figure of St. Nicholas is also revered, and he comes to deliver gifts to children. In northern Europe, children place letters or carrots under their pillows, and they also place their stockings or shoes to await his arrival. Other children leave small presents for St. Nicholas, and these are often wrapped in candies or chocolate coins. Children are also often given candy canes in the shape of a bishop’s crosier.
The holiday that is celebrated on December 26th is called Boxing Day. Traditionally, it was a day of gift-giving for poor people and servants. In recent years, Boxing Day has been associated with shopping and sporting events. In some countries, it has even been credited with helping save the planet by curbing carbon emissions. But what is its origin? And why is it important to us?
The December Global Holidays are a celebration of various cultural, religious, and corporate events that take place in different countries throughout the world. They are so popular that the entire month is often referred to as the World of Holidays. While these events are important for our societies on a spiritual level, December festivals also give us the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Listed below are the top global holidays in December and what they mean for us.