The Human Truth Foundation

December Religious Festivals and Dates

https://www.humanreligions.info/december.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2023

#december #hinduism #islam #judaism #paganism

Note that some traditions have festivals and dates that start at sundown or in the evening of the night before, such as (Jewish, Muslim and some Pagan events). There are few Hindu dates on these calendars yet, due to the complexity & multiplicity of all the various calendars in use. Likewise, there are few south-east Asian calendar dates.

DateEventNotes
Dec 1st
Sunday
Dec 2nd
Monday
Dec 3rd
Tuesday
Dec 4th
Wednesday
Dec 5th
Thursday
Dec 6th
Friday
Dec 7th
Saturday
Dec 8th
Sunday

(fixed)

Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary

The symbol of ChristianityChristianity (Catholic). The annual declaration by Catholics that Jesus' mother was herself born free from Original Sin.

Dec 9th
Monday
Dec 10th
Tuesday
Dec 11st
Wednesday

(this year)

Feast of Masá'il (Questions)

The symbol of the Bahai FaithBahá'í Faith.

Dec 12nd
Thursday
Dec 13rd
Friday
Dec 14th
Saturday
Dec 15th
Sunday

(always on a Sun)

Advent Sunday

The symbol of ChristianityChristianity (Western churches). Four Sundays before Christmas. Candles are lit each Sunday for the end of the period of the sun's weakness.
Historically developed from: Q4 Solstice (Yuletide)

Dec 16th
Monday
Dec 17th
Tuesday
Dec 18th
Wednesday
Dec 19th
Thursday

(fixed)

The Feast of Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra in Lycia

The symbol of ChristianityChristianity (Orthodox Churches).

Dec 20th
Friday
Dec 21st
Saturday

(this year)

Martyrdom of Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh

The symbol of SikhismSikhism. The two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh.

Dec 21st
Saturday

(12 days)
(fixed)

Q4 Solstice (Yuletide)

Paganism. The Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year) in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice in the Southern. Twelve days long, for the twelve zodiacs.

Dec 22nd
Sunday
Dec 23rd
Monday
Dec 24th
Tuesday
Dec 25th
Wednesday

(this year)

Zaratosht No Diso

The symbol of Zoroastrianism - wide bird-like wings and a man holding a ringZoroastrianism. Date can vary due to balancing between the solar Hijri calendar of Iran and the Fasli calendar. The death of prophet Zoroaster.

Dec 25th
Wednesday

(fixed)

Nativity / Christmas Day

The symbol of ChristianityChristianity. Previously celebrated in spring, the birth of Jesus was moved in the 4th century to merge it with popular pagan celebrations on the 25th.

Dec 25th
Wednesday

(fixed)

Christmas Day

(Western churches). Multicultural celebration with pagan roots, endowed with Christian stories, but mostly observed in a secular and commercialist manner.
Historically developed from: Q4 Solstice (Yuletide)

Dec 26th
Thursday

(8 days)
(this year)

Hanukah

The symbol of JudaismJudaism. For the day the Maccabee army defeated a Syrian Greek army.

Dec 27th
Friday
Dec 28th
Saturday
Dec 29th
Sunday
Dec 30th
Monday

(this year)

Feast of Sharaf (Honor)

The symbol of the Bahai FaithBahá'í Faith.