December Global Holiday Complete Guide

Do you want to know about december global holiday? In this blog you know about the holidays in december and the proper guidance howq you will make them memorable. December is a month full of excitement, joy, and happiness. People around the world celebrate this month with different events and festivities, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the Holidays. Whatever your beliefs are, the purpose of this post is to list all the December happenings that you can partake in if you’re in need of something to do during this lovely month!

7 Dec: National Cookie Day

Where there is a day devoted to cookies, what else can you expect but some good food! Celebrate National Cookie Day by indulging in as many cookies as you want without any guilt. However, don’t forget that those who are on diet should stay away from them. Enjoy celebrating with your family and friends. Make sure you take pictures to capture every moment because it might be one of those moments that would make for an awesome memory. You could also get together with your colleagues and enjoy some yummy treats while discussing work or just unwind after a hectic week at work. The best part about celebrating holidays is getting together with people you love! So if you haven’t already planned out your December calendar, then do so now and start marking down these important dates. It will definitely help you plan out how to spend your time during December.

9 Dec: Mischief Night

Mischief Night is an opportunity for children to have fun and be a little mischievous. It’s also an adult opportunity to watch out for children up to no good. Mischief Night is celebrated on October 30th and occurs right before Halloween, which is why some people may also call it Halloween Eve. How do you celebrate Mischief Night? You can keep a close eye on your kids as they run around with their friends, or you can join them! The night has been known to include toilet papering houses, egging houses, smashing pumpkins, carving jack-o-lanterns, and other activities that are considered harmless pranks. The purpose of Mischief Night is simply to give kids a chance to let loose without much consequence. As long as there is no property damage, police involvement should not be necessary. If you live in an area where Mischief Night isn’t widely celebrated, feel free to start a new tradition. If you’re looking for more ways to get into mischief (with less risk), check out our post about April Fools’ Day prank ideas.

11 Dec: Krampusnacht

Also known as Krampus Night, or night of devils, Krampusnacht falls on December 11. It is a celebration where people dress up like evil goats and other creatures and make mischief. The purpose is to scare children into behaving throughout December and saying good things about others instead of bad. In Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia it is also celebrated as St. Nicholas Eve (December 5). In these countries it is believed that if you behave badly during December you will be punished by St. Nicholas on December 6. In Germany they call him Knecht Ruprecht. He carries with him a whip made from birch branches which he uses to spank misbehaving children. This festival has its roots in pre-Christian times when it was believed that December was ruled by spirits who would punish those who behaved badly. The name Krampus comes from a pagan goat-like creature who would punish those who were bad. Today, most celebrations involve drinking alcohol and making noise so that Krampus does not come visit your house!
The first recorded mention of Krampus dates back to 1393 in Carinthia, Austria where he was used as part of Christmas celebrations.

13 Dec: Unlucky Friday the 13th

It is believed that Friday 13th is an unlucky day and that it brings bad luck for everyone who has birthdays on that day. Some say Friday 13th brings unexpected deaths and a lot of traffic accidents, but does anyone know if these are facts or just traditions? Whatever happens, it will be a good idea to stay safe and avoid temptations on Friday 13th. Even though we don’t want to admit it, safety comes first! So make sure you stay safe next week! Stay away from people with bad intentions and don’t go out alone after dark. Don’t forget to call your family members before going out as well! Let them know where you are and when they can expect to see you again. Make sure there’s someone at home waiting for you, even if it’s only a dog or cat! Stay safe!

20 Dec: Festivus

Festivus is a tradition made famous by TV’s Frank Costanza, who introduced it to his family in an episode of Seinfeld. For December 20th, gather your friends and family together for an afternoon filled with feats of strength, airing of grievances and even a Festivus dinner! Put on some fun holiday tunes and light up your Festivus pole! If you are unfamiliar with how to celebrate Festivus, don’t worry – we have you covered. Here are a few ways you can make your own December 20th celebration of Festivus: 1) Watch Seinfeld’s The Strike (Season 9 Episode 10). The best way to get into the holiday spirit is by watching where it was first mentioned! You can find a number of clips from The Strike online or you can watch full episodes here.

23 Dec – Jan 6th : Winter Break/Christmas Break

Class is canceled for Winter Break and you can go home to spend time with your family. It is also a good time to do something outside of class and unwind from school. Some students choose to go home, some choose to go on vacation, some stay at school over break. There are events going on throughout campus but be sure to check what dates they start/end as there may be other important events happening around them like midterms or finals (students should check their syllabi for important dates).

28 Dec – Jan 1st :

New Years: The biggest holiday of December! The whole city is decorated and there are tons of parties going on. Make sure to find out if any clubs or organizationson’t miss out! Organization have any big parties planned so that you don’t miss out!

26–31 Dec : Hanukkah

The Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sunset on December 26 and ends at nightfall on December 31. In Hebrew, it is called חֲנֻכָּה chanukkāh, meaning dedication. Observant Jews will attend synagogue services every evening for eight nights, plus one extra day known as Yom Hillula, although some customs say nine nights. The ninth night is called Yom Simchateinu or simply Simchas. On each night of Hanukkah, a different kind of light is lit: One candle is lit on the first night; two candles are lit on the second; three candles are lit on the third; four candles are lit on fourth; five candles are lit on fifth; six candles are lit on sixth; seven candles are lit on seventh; and eight candles are lit (or nine) during Yom Hillula. Then, after lighting each candle, a blessing is recited over it. After all lights have been lit, another blessing is recited.

31 Dec : New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve (also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries) is an evening to celebrate with friends and family and bring in a fresh new year. Of course, people love to celebrate by drinking champagne and hanging around with friends. It is also a custom to wear a red underwear on New Year’s Eve, because people believe that they will be lucky when they put it on at midnight. After midnight, fireworks are shot into sky to welcome new year. In some areas, there are customs such as eating black-eyed peas and collard greens for good luck. In addition, some people eat First Foot food items from their doors after midnight. The first person who enters your house after you’ve been ringing bells for hours should bring you good luck for next year.

In December, we have a lot of holidays to look forward to. Here’s a complete rundown on what they are, where they come from, how we celebrate them.