December Global Holidays 2022 and Their Origins

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.

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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.

DateDecember Global Holidays Countries that Celebrate
5 December 2022KrampusnachtEuropean countries, especially Austria
6 December 2022St. Nicholas DayEuropian countries
8 December 2022Feast of the ImmaculateAmerica, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Korea, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Philippines, Spain and Uruguay
28 November to 56 December 2022Hanukkah Jewish People
13 December 2022St. Lucia DaySweden
13 December 2022Santa LuciaScandinavia and Italy
16 to 24 December 2022Las PosadasMexico and Guatemala
21 December 2022Winter SolsticeWorldwide
23 December 2022Festivus America
25 December 2022ChristmasWorldwide, specially Jewish people celebrate it.
26 December 2022 to 1 January 2022Kwanzaa Africa
31 December 2022Omisaka Japan
31 December 2022New Year’s EveWorldwide

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hanukkah

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.

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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.

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Las Posadas

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.

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Winter Solstice

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.

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Festivus

Festivus is a statement against crass commercialization. Thus, it is also known as the Festival of Fights.

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Christmas

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.

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Kwanzaa

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.

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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.