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What holidays are celebrated in December?

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What cultural holidays are celebrated at the end of the calendar year?

As holiday parties abound and sparkle ‘n spice fill the air, let’s give a cheer for all these holidays, and more, celebrated in December. ‘Tis the season for celebration, the end of the year is a skip away.

  • Kathika Deepam: 6 December – A Festival of Lights observed mainly by Hindu Tamils.
  • Bodhi Day 8 December – Day of Enlightenment celebrated in the Buddhist faith.
  • Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights celebrated in the Jewish faith, is observed for eight days and nights.
  • Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe 12 December – The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated in Mexico and commemorates the day Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
  • Pancha Ganapati 21-25 December – A five day Hindu festival celebrating Ganesha, the Hindu deity of arts, culture and new beginnings.
  • Christmas Day 25 December – Celebrated by many people around the world, secular and religious. Christmas day commemorates the birth of Jesus in the Christian faith.
  • St Stephen’s Day 26 December – commemorates a Christian Saint, Saint Stephen.
  • Kwanzaa 26 December to 1 January – A celebration of African-American culture united in Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), with each day honouring one principle.
  • Ōmisoka 31 December – A Japanese traditional holiday in preparation for a new year and fresh beginnings.
  • Yule – A Pagan winter festival historically celebrated by the Germanic people.

With so many holidays ahead, we wish you a happy month of celebrating healthy gifters! And if you’re looking to gift something special, why not choose a healthy wellbeing gift :)