Most popular December global holidays and their significance

Most popular December global holidays, there are many holidays in December that it feels like we are celebrating the end of the year just like we celebrate the new year. There are Religious, International, National, and Fun Holidays in December. This is the month to relax, enjoy spending time with your family, and get ready and inspired for the great new year.

International Holidays

Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021, World AIDS Day

Thursday, Dec 02, 2021, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Friday, Dec 03, 2021, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, Dec 05, 2021, International Volunteers Day

Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021, International Civil Aviation Day

World AIDS Day

Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been celebrated to remember great people that have been lost due to HIV infection, give awareness of the cause of the AIDS pandemic, and raise funds for the people who have AIDS. The Day is often celebrated with a theme and is given by the Global Steering Committee of the World AIDS Campaign(WAC). There are themes for every year but here are some. The Theme for 2005-2010 was “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise” for leaders’ commitment and encouragement. After that, December global holidays was “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV Infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero Discrimination”. In 2014, “Focus, Partner, Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation.” For 2020, “Global Solidarity Shared Responsibility” was given due to COVID-19. 

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

This Day has been celebrated since 1986 and was organized by the UN. The focus of this Day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict, fighting human trafficking by the General Assembly. It is to raise awareness about the ugly truth of slavery and avoid any slavery happening worldwide. The Theme for 2021 is “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice.”

International Day of People with Disabilities

This Day has been making significant changes and success in the life of a person with disabilities. It aims to support, dignify, understand, take care of, encourage and give the right to the people. It creates awareness and makes people understand and respect the life of a Disabled Person. The 2021 Theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is “Not All Disabilities Are Visible”.

International Volunteers Day (For Economical and Social Development)

This Day aims to celebrate and appreciate the effort of volunteers and promote volunteerism opportunities. Celebrating this Day is the inspiration and encouragement of people who volunteer to continue what they are doing. It also encourages the government and leaders to support volunteerism and recognize and appreciate the contribution of volunteers. The 2020 International Volunteers Day theme was “Together We Can Through Volunteering”.

International Civil Aviation Day

The purpose of this Day is to create worldwide awareness about International Civil Aviation to the Development of the state and cooperate with the great global network. The ICAO Council Representative chooses a new theme every 4-year intervening period. The Theme from 2020-2023 will be: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”.

Religious Holidays

The entire list of December Global Holidays and the Religious Holidays In December are listed below.

Nov 28 – Dec 8, 2021, Hanukkah

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021, Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 9 and 12, 2021, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe                        

Monday, Dec 13, 2021, Santa Lucia

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, Asarah B’Tevet


It is also called the Feature of Lights. The Jewish People celebrate it. The Maccabees successfully revolted against Antiochus Epiphanes, the temple was purified, and the wicks of the menorah miraculously burned for eight days. Not Only That, It is celebrated by lighting candles every night for eight days, singing, eating fried foods, and playing the dreidel game.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

It is also called the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The Roman Catholic Church and some Protestant Christian Denominations celebrate it. Furthermore, it is observed to praise the purest and sinless Conception of the Bless Virgin Mary without Original Sin. The Immaculate Conception’s Solemnity is celebrated by preparing grand fireworks, performing a cultural dance, religious processions, food, costumes, and Festive pageantry.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

\It is also called Our Lady of Guadalupe Day. The Catholic Church celebrates it in Tepeyac Hill, Mexico City. Our Lady of Guadalupe Day honors the belief that Virgin Mary appeared before a man in Mexico City. It is celebrated by eating a traditional meal Gorditas de Nata, Lighting candles at the Basilica, Parishes with Mass, and Dancing.

Santa Lucia

It is also called Saint Lucy’s Day, celebrated across Italy, Sweden, and Norway by Lutherans, Roman Catholics, and Anglicans. Saint Lucy, the patron saint of the blind and her hometown of Siracusa, Sicilia, was one of the earliest record Christian martyrs. It is celebrated by wearing a crown of candles, eating traditional food Lussekatter, and remembering Saint Lucy, who was killed because of her faith. There is a culture where Lussekatter(Saffron Bread), Ginger Biscuits, and Coffee are served by the eldest daughter wearing a white dress.

Asarah B’Tevet

This means the Tenth of Tevet. It is a fasting day for the Jewish People. It is the tenth Day of the Hebrew month of Tevet. The Day is spent without food and drink. It’s fast for the remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia. On this Day, In Israel, Kaddish (the Jewish prayer for the deceased) is recited for people whose date or place of death is unknown.

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