December Events

  • Day of Restoration of Independence of Portugal (December 1)
  • Union Day of Romania (December 1)
  • World AIDS Day (December 1)
  • International Day of People with Disability[2] (December 3)
  • National Day of United Arab Emirates (December 2)
  • Navy Day of India (December 4)
  • Sinterklaas in the Netherlands (December 5)
  • Father's Day (King's Birthday) in Thailand (December 5)
  • The Residential Golf Tournament (December 6)
  • Independence Day in Finland (December 6)
  • Constitution Day in Spain (December 6)
  • Saint Nicholas Day in Greece and Switzerland (December 6)
  • Pearl Harbor Day in the United States (December 7)
  • Fukuoka Marathon is held on first Sunday in December.
  • Día de la Madre en Panamá (Mother's Day) in Panama. (December 8)
  • Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. (December 8)
  • Constitution Day in Romania. (December 8)
  • In the Ásatrú religion, Egil Skallagrimsson's Day (December 9) is a day of remembrance for the Viking hero.
  • Nobel Prizes awarded (December 10) on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.
  • Human Rights Day (December 10)
  • Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, or Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Mexico (December 12)
  • Independence Day (Jamhuri Day) in Kenya (December 12)
  • Saint Lucy (December 13)
  • Honolulu Marathon is held on second Sunday in December.
  • Monkey Day (December 14)
  • Bill of Rights Day (United States). (December 15)
  • Zamenhof Day (December 15)
  • National Day of Kingdom of Bahrain (December 16)
  • Victory day of Bangladesh (December 16)
  • Day of Reconciliation in South Africa (December 16).
  • Hannukah (December 20 in 2011)
  • First day of winter (December 21)
  • Yaldā (the birth of Mithra), in Iran (December 21)
  • Solstice (called the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) occurs on dates varying from December 20 to December 22 (in UTC). See also Yule
  • Mother's Day in Indonesia (December 22)
  • The Emperor's Birthday, a national holiday in Japan (December 23)
  • Festivus (December 23)
  • HumanLight (Humanist holiday), (December 23)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas (December 25)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)
  • Day of Goodwill (December 26)
  • Kwanzaa (December 26 to January 1)
  • Independence Day in Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day, (December 26)
  • Proclamation Day in South Australia (December 28)
  • Philippines – Rizal Day (December 30)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31)
  • Yule (December 20 to December 31)