Do You Know the 12 December Holidays?
December 21, 2012
Advent – Dec. 2nd - 24th
A time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas.
Boxing Day - Dec. 26th
Traditionally the day following Christmas day, when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts from their superiors (or) employers.
Christmas – December 25th
Commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Feast of Our Lady Guadalupe - December 12th
Celebration of the patron saint of the Mexican Republic.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8th
Celebrates belief in the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Festivus - December 23rd
A nondenominational holiday popularized by the TV sitcom Seinfield. A Festivus for the rest of us!
Hanukkah – December 8th - 16th
A Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the temple in 164 BC.
Kwanzaa – December 26th - January 1st
A weeklong secular holiday honoring the African American heritage.
New Years Eve – December 31st
Celebration of the end of the year.
Saint Nicholas Day – December 6th
A popular Christian Saint among children across Europe because of his reputation as a bringer of gifts. Santa Claus is a figure whose attributes are derived from the myths of St. Nicholas
Santa Lucia Day – December 13th
Festival of lights celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and parts of Finland in honour of St. Lucia, one of the earlier Christian martyrs. St.Lucia was killed by the Romans in AD304 because of her religious beliefs.
Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) – December 21
The first day of winter. (I don’t really think that’s something worth celebrating!!).
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Whichever holiday you choose to celebrate, or if you celebrate all the December holidays, ENJOY!!
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