December Holidays 2022 and Their Origins
17/07/2022 by sourabh
The month of December is known as the “World of Holidays” and rightly so. In 2022, people will have loads of holidays and festivities to celebrate worldwide. We are going to inform you about them here in this guide about Global Holidays in December 2022.
This will really help you a lot when you are planning a trip to another state or nation to spend quality time with your loved ones, or if you are planning to visit Qatar and attend the FIFA Football World Cup 2022 matches live from the stadium.
Or else, you can simply relax at home knowing you don’t have to fulfill your regular duties on these days. Regardless of what you’ll want to do, here is a quick overview of what holidays and festivities are coming in December 2022.
Table: Global Holidays in December 2022
Here is a brief table explaining what holidays are coming in December 2022 on what dates, and where they’ll be celebrating the most.
|Date||December Global Holidays||Countries that Celebrate|
|5 December 2022||Krampusnacht||European countries, especially Austria|
|6 December 2022||St. Nicholas Day||Europian countries|
|8 December 2022||Feast of the Immaculate||America, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Philippines, Spain and Uruguay|
|28 November to 56 December 2022||Hanukkah||Jewish People|
|13 December 2022||St. Lucia Day||Sweden|
|13 December 2022||Santa Lucia||Scandinavia and Italy|
|16 to 24 December 2022||Las Posadas||Mexico and Guatemala|
|21 December 2022||Winter Solstice||Worldwide|
|23 December 2022||Festivus||America|
|25 December 2022||Christmas||Worldwide, specially Jewish people celebrate it.|
|26 December 2022 to 1 January 2022||Kwanzaa||Africa|
|31 December 2022||Omisaka||Japan|
|31 December 2022||New Year’s Eve||Worldwide|
The Origin and the Reason Behind these Holidays
Let’s take a look at why these holidays are celebrated and what’s the origin that led to them.
Krampusnacht is celebrated in parts of European countries with the grandest celebration in Austria. On this day, people sing a lyrical poem to a mythical devil, young men wear frightening costumes like Halloween, and take part in a race.
St. Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas days is also known as the Feast of St. Nicholas where people give and receive gifts to and from their loved ones. A man dressed as St. Nicholas visits people and gives gifts to the kids for their performances.
Feast of the Immaculate
Feast of the Immaculate celebrates Virgin Mary’s conception without misdeed and sin. It is believed that on this day Mother Mary conceived Jesus on this day as she was pure and saintly without any sin. Many people fly to Brazil on this to experience how the Catholics celebrate it.
Hannukkah is one of the biggest festivals of the Jewish remember and celebrating the recovery of Jerusalem and the re-dedication of the second temple of Jerusalem during the second century. It is also known as the festival of lights.
St. Lucia Day
St. Lucia Day commemorates the martyr Lucia of Syracuse who brought food to Christians hiding in Roman catacombs with a candlelit wreath on her head.
Las Posadas celebrates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem while searching for a safe refuge that Mother Mary could give to Jesus Christ.
Winter Solstice celebrates one of the coldest days of the year which also marks the short day and longest night of the year. It also starts the time when days become longer and nights become shorter. It is also known as Yule or Midwinter Observance.
Festivus is a statement against crass commercialization. Thus, it is also known as the Festival of Fights.
Christmas needs no introduction as it is the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated globally as a religious and cultural belief and marked by the arrival of Santa Claus who distributed gifts to everyone.
Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and lasts for seven days. It is a celebration of communities, families, and cultures as a way of helping African Americans to connect with their roots and heritage.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is another global holiday in December that needs no introduction. It is the last day of the month as well as the year and people bid goodbye, and celebrate the arrival of the new year. It is celebrated worldwide gloriously marked by the Ball Drop at Times Square.
These are all the global holidays coming in December 2022. Now you can plan the eventual month accordingly without worrying if you’ll have enough time to spend being comfortable at home or experiencing quality time somewhere else.
What is your favorite holiday out of all these, and why? Let us know using the comment box available below.