December 2023 Calendar

December 2023 Calendar

  • December 3 is the First Sunday of Advent, marking the beginning of the Advent season.
  • December 6is Saint Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, inspires traditions around the world, from hunts for presents to stockings or shoes filled with sweets.
  • December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and it marks the beginning of Hanukkah.
  • December 13 is  Lucia’s Day, which has long been associated with festivals of light. Before the Gregorian calendar reform in 1752, her feast day occurred on the shortest day of the year (hence the saying “Lucy light, Lucy light, shortest day and longest night”).
  • December 15 is Bill of Rights Day.
  • December 17 is Wright Brothers Day.
  • December 21 is the Winter Solstice—the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • December 25 is Christmas Day, a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • December 26 is Boxing Day (Canada, UK) and the first day of Kwanzaa.
  • On the last evening of the year, December 31, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing!

“Just for Fun” Holidays

  • 11: International Mountain Day
  • 13: National Violin Day
  • 13: National Day of the Horse
  • 16: Underdog Day
  • 26: National Candy Cane Day


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