November and December are packed with global holidays, so we wanted to share our favorites in this month-by-month guide. Whether you’re planning a vacation or simply want to know what your friends and family will be celebrating this season, these december global holidays in 2022 are the best of the best! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our month-by-month guides for November and January through March as well!
No.1 Christmas Day
Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. It is celebrated by Christians predominantly …
No.2 New Year’s Eve
Every December 31st, New Year’s Eve is celebrated around the world as a time to celebrate your friends and family. In Japan, celebrations can last for more than 24 hours! Other cultural festivities include fireworks, prayers to Buddha and visits to temples. And while New Year’s Day is a national holiday in America, Americans are also known for hosting office parties! But what makes december global holidays special? Find out why everybody loves December global holidays!
No.3 New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is an annual holiday commemorating the beginning of a new year on January 1. New Year’s Day usually falls on December 31, but when January 1 is a Sunday, it typically falls on January 2. In modern times, New Year’s Eve (December 31) and New Year’s Day are often celebrated together as part of one festivity.
No.4 Boxing Day
Boxing Day is a holiday that is celebrated worldwide on December 26. Many countries have Boxing Day as an official public holiday. Boxing Day marks the day when Christmas gifts are distributed in Western Christian cultures and commemorates Saint Stephen, who was martyred on December 26.
No.5 Orthodox Christmas
On December 25 each year, Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas. It’s a major holiday for many countries, including Russia, Greece and Ukraine.
No.6 Constitution Day
Constitution Day is a public holiday on December 4th every year in South Africa. It commemorates South Africa’s first post-apartheid constitution and was introduced by Nelson Mandela after he became president. The day falls annually on December 9th of each leap year, but not on December 8th if it is evenly divisible by four. It replaces a previous Public Holiday that fell on May 31st and was known as Human Rights Day
No.7 Three Kings’ Day
Three Kings’ Day, also known as Epiphany or The Twelfth Day of Christmas, is a tradition celebrated on January 6th. While many countries celebrate December 25th as a celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth, Three Kings’ Day is recognized as a Christian festival and observance honoring the three wise men who gave gifts to Jesus Christ.
No.8 Coldest night of the year (coldest day)
Dec. 23, 2022: On Dec. 23, 2022, expect to experience a low of 5°F (-15°C). You’ll want to bundle upup! Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long for warmer weather. Just two days later (Dec. 25), temperatures will be at a balmy 65°F (18°C).
No.9 International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9th)
International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on December 9th. It marks a call to action against corruption and encourages citizen participation to stop corruption by raising awareness of how it hurts us all. This year, International Anti-Corruption Day was held on Friday, December 9th, 2017. The date was chosen to coincide with signing of 1988’s United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) which requires States Parties to take effective measures against corruption and assist each other in doing so.
No.10 World AIDS Day (December 1st)
World AIDS Day is an annual event celebrated internationally on December 1st to commemorate lives lost to AIDS and raise awareness of people living with HIV and AIDS. The day was created by World Health Organization (WHO) Member States in 1988 as a way of focusing attention on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, including safe sex, universal access to treatment for those who need it, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, prevention of transmission of HIV, etc.