December Holidays


Dates for 2018
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts
Weekly Observances
~Week 1~
  • Christmas Tree Week
  • Cookie Cutter Week
 ~Week 2~
  • Civil Rights Week
  • Human Rights Week
  • National Drunk Drivers Awareness Week
~Week 3~
  • International Language Week
  • Tell Someone They’re Doing a Good Job Week
~Week 4~
  • It’s All About Time Week
  • National Eggnog Week
Monthly Observances
  • Read A New Book Month
  • National Eggnog Month
  • National Fruitcake Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • National Pear Month
  • Winter Month
Daily Observances
1 Eat A Red Apple Day
Festival of Poseidon
Iceland Independence Day
Kalends of December
National Pie Day
Romania National Day
Rosa Parks Day
St. Eligius’ Day
World AIDS Day, UN
2 National Fritters Day
Pan American Health Day
St. Chromatius’ Day
Sugarplum Festival
Advent beginstealdot
3 Jazz Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Ice Cream Box Day
Singapore Independence Day
St. Francis Xavier’s Day
4 Comet Day
National Cookie Day
St. Barbara’s Day
St. John Damascene’s Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
5 National Comfort Food Day
National Sachertorte Day
Repeal Day
Sinterklaas Day
St. Clement of Alexandria’s Day
St. Nicholas Eve
St. Saba’s Day
6 Denmark Independence Day
Finland Independence Day
Ireland Independence Day
Microwave Oven Day
National Gazpacho Day
St. Nicholas Day
Thor’s Day
Klöpfleinsnächte, Germanytealdot
7 Moravian Christmas Putz, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
National Cotton Candy Day
St. Ambrose’s Day
8 Bodhi Day, Buddhist
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Israa W Miiraj
National Brownie Day
St. Mary, the Immaculate Conception’s Day
Winter Flowers Day
9 National Pastry Day
St. Leocadia’s Day
10 Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales, Eskimo
Lux Mundi
National Lager Day
St. Eulalia’s Day
11 International Mountain Day
National Noodle Ring Day
St. Damasus’ Day
St. Daniel’s Day
St. Gentian’s Day
12 Feast of Rekareka, Polynesia
Festival of Our Lady Guadalupe
Miracle of the Roses
National Ambrosia Day
National Cocoa Day
National Gingerbread House Day
Poinsettia Day
Yuletide Lads, Iceland
13 Ice Cream & Violins Day
Little Yule
Luciadagen, Finland
Santa Lucia Day
Klöpfleinsnächte, Germanytealdot
14 National Bouillabaisse Day
St. John of the Cross’ Day
St. Spyridon’s Feast
15 Bill of Rights Day
Kingdom Day, Netherlands
National Lemon Cupcake Day
Las Navidades begins
St. Nino’s Day
St. Valerian’s Day
16 Las Posadas begins, Mexico
Sophia, Celtic
St. Adelaide’s Day
St. Eusebius’ Day
17 National Maple Syrup Day
Saturnalia begins
St. Lazarus’ Day
Wright Brothers Day
18 The Feast of Epona
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
St. Flannan’s Day
19 Feast of Goddess of Sankrant, Hindu
National Hard Candy Day
National Oatmeal Muffin Day
St. Adam’s Day
St. William of Fenoli’s Day
20 Chinese Feast of Winter Solstice
Mother Night
National Fried Shrimp Day
National Sangria Day
St. Ignatius of Antioch’s Day
Klöpfleinsnächte, Germanytealdot
21 Feast of St. Peter Canisius
Forefather’s Day, New England
Humbug Day
National Flashlight Day
National French Fried Shrimp Day
National Kiwifruit Day
National Hamburger Day
St. Peter Canisius’ Day
Winter Solsticetealdot
Yule, Celtictealdot
22 National Date-Nut Bread Day
St. Chaeremon’s Day
23 Acca Larentis, Celtic
Feast of the Radishes, Mexico
National Pfeffernuesse Day
St. John of Kanti’s Day
24 Adam & Eve Day, Hungary
Christmas Eve
National Eggnog Day
St. Adam’s Day
St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Day
25 Christmas
National Pumpkin Pie Day
St. Eugenia’s Day
26 Blessing of the Wine, Luxembourg
Boxing Day
Day of Goodwill, South Africa
Day of the Wren, Ireland
Junkanoo, Bahamas
Kwanzaa begins, African-American
National Candy Cane Day
27 National Fruitcake Day
St. Fabiola’s Day
St. John the Divine’s Day
28 Childermas Day
Cross Day, Ireland
Eat Vegetarian Day
Holy Innocents Day
Inocentes, Mexico
National Chocolate Day
29 Feast of St. Thomas of Canterbury
National Chocolate Day
National Get on the Scales Day
Pepper Pot Day
St. Tropez’s Day
30 Madagascar Independence Day
Miracle Da
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Rizal Day, Philippines
St. Sabinus’ Day
31 Hogmanay Day, Scotland
National Champagne Day
New Year’s Eve
Noche de Pedimento
Omisoka Day, Japan
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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