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December Holidays and National Days 2023

Discover more reasons to celebrate: December Holidays, National Days, and Observances for 2023.

Many people are aware of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, but did you know that there are many December holidays and national days to celebrate during this month?

While many of the December holidays are associated with religious traditions, there are many more December national days and observances that celebrate various aspects of life, culture, and awareness.

December brings the beauty of winter and the joy of savoring comforting seasonal foods. There are few things better than roasting chestnuts as you sit by a cozy fire and spend time with your loved ones.

December is also a time when many reflect on the past year’s challenges and accomplishments and set goals for the new year that will be arriving soon.

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December Holidays and Observances

Below we’ve curated a list of December holidays and national days to celebrate this month. There’s much more to this month than just Christmas!

December 1

National Christmas Lights Day

Rosa Parks Day

World AIDS Day

National Women Support Women Day

December 2

National Bartender Day

National Skip School Day

World Pollution Prevention Day

December 3

Advent Starts (Date varies)

National Green Bean Casserole Day

December 4

Santa’s List Day

National Cookie Day

Walt Disney Day (Date varies)

December 5

Repeal Day

International Ninja Day

December 6

National Miner’s Day

December 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Illinois Day

Hanukkah begins (Date varies)

Feast of St. Ambrose

December 8

National Brownie Day

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

December 9

National Pastry Day

National Llama Day

Genocide Prevention Day

Christmas Card Day

December 10

Human Rights Day

Dewey Decimal System Day

International Animal Rights Day

Nobel Prize Day

National Lager Day

December 11

National App Day

UNICEF Day for Change

December 12

Gingerbread Decorating Day (Second Saturday in December)

National Poinsettia Day

December 13

National Cocoa Day

National Violin Day

National Horse Day

National Day of Saint Lucia

U.S. National Guard Birthday

December 14

Roast Chestnuts Day

December 15

Bill of Rights Day

National Cupcake Day

National Ugly Sweater Day (Third Friday of December)

December 16

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17

Canadian Maple Syrup Day

Wright Brothers Day

December 18

Bake Cookies Day

National Twin Day

International Migrants Day

December 19

National Heroes and Heroines Day

National Emo Day

December 20

National Sangria Day

Games Day

Go Caroling Day

Sacagawea Day

December 21

National Crossword Puzzle Day

Winter solstice (Date varies)

Look On The Bright Side Day

National Maine Day

December 22

National Cookie Exchange Day

December 23


National Christmas Movie Marathon Day

December 24

Christmas Eve

National Eggnog Day

December 25


National Pumpkin Pie Day

Jesus’ Birthday

December 26

Kwanzaa begins

Boxing Day

National Candy Cane Day

December 27

Visit the Zoo Day

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

December 28

Holy Innocents Day

National Call A Friend Day

December 29

International Cello Day

December 30

Bacon Day

December 31

New Year’s Eve

World Peace Meditation Day

National Champagne Day

December holidays are a magical time of year where we celebrate a season of giving and appreciation for the loved ones in our lives.

Whether you’re sipping hot cocoa by a crackling fire or sharing heartfelt gifts with cherished family and loved ones, December unquestionably encapsulates the very essence of the holiday spirit.

Which of these December holidays is your favorite?

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