Holidays to Celebrate in December That Aren't Christmas

Though Christmas time is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, it is important to remember that it is not the only thing occurring at this time. So, here is a list of holidays celebrated in the month of December (some more serious than others) that you can join in on celebrating.

    Important days throughout the month

Rosa Parks Day (December 1)

    Rosa Parks Day is celebrated twice a year (the other one is in April), which makes her life and her work all the more important. This day is a reminder for us to celebrate the brave actions of Rosa Parks and the great effects they have had on our country.

Pearl Harbor Day (December 7)

    The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a very important event for our country, so it is important for us to celebrate this day. Many lives were lost on this day, and it is important that we remember them. World War II had a large impact everywhere. This was our beginning in the war.

Poinsettia Day (December 12)

    Poinsettias are the classic winter flower, and this day is the perfect day to embrace them. If you ever need an excuse to buy yourself or someone else a flower, this day is your time to do so.

Bill of Rights Day (December 15)

    This day is all about celebrating the rights that our Constitution gave us. While it is not quite the Fourth of July, it is a good reminder to celebrate our country.

National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day (December 16)

    As a very big fanatic of chocolate myself, I am very excited for this day. There is never a bad time for chocolate, and here is your excuse for it.

Winter Solstice (December 21)

    The shortest day of the year. Always a classic. While it may be sad that you barely see the sun this day, it is important to remember that the days only get longer after this, so it is something to look forward to.


For the whole month of December

Universal Human Rights Month

    Universal Human Rights Month was created to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN on December 10, 1948. This document addresses human rights and what would be protected universally in order to prevent the reoccurance of the atrocities that happened during World War II. A good way to celebrate this month would be to find common good with the people around you. Everyone should be treated equally, so really focus on that this month.

Write a Friend Month

    The holidays are a time for family and friends, which makes this month of observance all the more relevant. This month, take the time to reconnect with friends that you may have lost touch with or make sure you keep up the ones you have. Losing touch with a friend is not a fun experience, and this month of observance helps prevent that.

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