USA Holidays in December

Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Friday
17
January

r169301 January 17, 2020 r169381 Pan American Aviation Day

Pan American Aviation Day is annually observed in the United States on December 17. It celebrates and stimulates interest in aviation in the western hemisphere as an important way to develop more rapid communications and cultural development. It is observed on the same day as the Wright Brothers Day and must not be confused with National Aviation Day.

Pan American Day
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Friday
17
January

r169301 January 17, 2020 r169381 Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day is celebrated in the United States on December 17 each year. The date commemorates the Wright brothers’ first successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wright Brothers Day falls on the same day as Pan American Aviation Day. It must not be confused with National Aviation Day.

Wright Brothers Day
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Saturday
18
January

r169301 January 18, 2020 r169381 Last Day of Chanukah

Many Jewish people in the United States mark the last day of Hanukkah as the end of the Hanukkah celebrations. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish observance to commemorate the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom.

Last Day of Chanukah
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Friday
24
January

r169301 January 24, 2020 r169381 Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day. It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives.

merry christmas
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Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, north Dakota

2020
Friday
24
January

r169301 January 24, 2020 r169381 Christmas Eve in the USA

Christmas Eve in the United States, which is annually on December 24, is the day before Christmas Day. It falls within the Christmas season, which is a time for people to buy presents and visit friends or relatives.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Friday
31
January

r169301 January 31, 2020 r169381 New Year’s

New Year’s Eve, which is on December 31, is the last day of the year in the United States. It is a major social observance and many parties are held, particularly in the evening.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

2020
Friday
31
January

r169301 January 31, 2020 r169381 New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve, which is on December 31, is the last day of the year in the United States. It is a major social observance and many parties are held, particularly in the evening.

Happy New Year Image
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Tuesday
1
December

r169301 December 1, 2020 r169381 Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a day which is observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Tuesday
1
December

r169301 December 1, 2020 r169381 World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and how it is spread.

World AIDS Day
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Wednesday
2
December

r169301 December 2, 2020 r169381 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery History

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery aims to end slavery in the world. Contemporary forms of slavery include sexual exploitation, forced marriage, trafficking of persons and recruitment of children for armed conflict.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery History
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world, USA

Most countries of the world, USA

2020
Thursday
3
December

r169301 December 3, 2020 r169381 International Day of Persons with Disabilities History

International Day of Persons with Disabilities seeks to empower the rights of persons with disabilities. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed this observance in order to increase the wellbeing of disabled people. This includes raising awareness of their situation with respect to political, social, economic, and cultural life.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities History
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Friday
4
December

r169301 December 4, 2020 r169381 National Cookie Day

National Cookie Day promotes the consumption of the treat. According to thecravory.com, about 93% of American households serve and consume cookies as treats or after meals. A cookie is a thin, sweet treat and typically made with flour and sugar. The term cookie comes from the Dutch word koekje which translates to small or little cake.

Cookie Day
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Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Saturday
5
December

r169301 December 5, 2020 r169381 International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer day seeks to promote volunteer efforts for various organizations. It aims to celebrate efforts made by volunteers and share their values. Aside from generating volunteer work, the United Nations Volunteers contributes to peace and development through this program.

Volunteer Day
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Holiday Type:National

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Saturday
5
December

r169301 December 5, 2020 r169381 National Repeal Day

National Repeal Day celebrates the passing of the Eighteenth Amendment which outlawed Alcohol. On this day, we celebrate our constitutional rights to consume alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment was passed on January 16, 1919. This put an end to Prohibition. The prohibition period of alcohol began in the early 19th century.

Repeal Day
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Holiday Type:National

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Saturday
5
December

r169301 December 5, 2020 r169381 World Soil Day

World Soil Day seeks to promote an end to soil pollution and draw attention to issues affecting the soil. Soil is needed for life, plant growth, and a filter system for surface water.

Soil Day
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Holiday Type:National

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Sunday
6
December

r169301 December 6, 2020 r169381 Second Sunday of Advent

Advent is a 4 week period where Christians prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus (Christmas) and for some Christian denominations the possible return of Jesus via his Second Coming. The Second Sunday of Advent is a period which for many Christians represents the hope of Christ coming to the world.

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