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December Holidays Around the World



Holidays in December Around the World: The Ultimate Guide


In this ultimate guide you will have access to a complete and official list of national holidays in December around the world for 2022 in all 193 countries recognized by the United Nations (UN).


See the list of national holidays for December in America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East, Pacific and Africa:




Holidays on December 1st


Holidays on December 1st

Do you know what holiday is on December 1?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 1st in Romania, Kazakhstan, UAE and Portugal.


In Romania there is one of the national December holidays called National Day, in which we celebrate the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Kingdom of Romania in 1918, something that is known as the Great Union.



Is December 1 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 1 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • National Day Romania Dec 1, 2022
  • Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Dec 1, 2022
  • Commemoration Day UAE Dec 1, 2022
  • Restoration of Independence Portugal Dec 1, 2022



Holidays on December 2nd


Holidays on December 2nd

Do you know what holiday is on December 2?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 2nd in UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Ghana.


In UAE there is one of the national December holidays called National Day, in which we celebrate the formal nationalization of the UAE and the beginning of the federal unification of the emirates in 1971.



Is December 2 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 2 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • National Day UAE Dec 2, 2022
  • Farmer's Day Ghana Dec 2, 2022



Holidays on December 5th


Holidays on December 5th

Do you know what holiday is on December 5?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 5th in Costa Rica and Thailand.


In Costa Rica there is one of the national December holidays called Day of Abolition of the Army, in which we celebrate the Army Abolition Day (Military Abolition Day) with Law nº 8115.


Costa Rica maintains small forces capable of enforcing the law, but does not have a standing army.



Is December 5 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 5 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Day of Abolition of the Army Costa Rica Dec 5, 2022
  • King Bhumibol's Birthday/Father's Day Thailand Dec 5, 2022



Holidays on December 6th


Holidays on December 6th

Do you know what holiday is on December 6?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 6th in Finland and Spain.


In Finland there is one of the national December holidays called Independence Day, in which we celebrate Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Empire when the Bolsheviks took power in late 1917.



Is December 6 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 6 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Independence Day Finland Dec 6, 2022
  • Constitution Day Holiday Spain Dec 6, 2022



Holidays on December 8th


Holidays on December 8th

Do you know what holiday is on December 8?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 8th in Austria, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Argentina, Spain, Peru, Portugal and Italy.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national December holidays called Immaculate Conception Day, in which we celebrate the sinless conception of Mary.



Is December 8 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 8 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Immaculate Conception Austria Dec 8, 2022
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Colombia Dec 8, 2022
  • Inmaculate Conception Day Chile Dec 8, 2022
  • Mother's Day Panama Dec 8, 2022
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Argentina Dec 8, 2022
  • Immaculate Conception Spain Dec 8, 2022
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Peru Dec 8, 2022
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Portugal Dec 8, 2022
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Italy Dec 8, 2022



Holidays on December 10th


Holidays on December 10th

Do you know what holiday is on December 10?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 10th in Thailand.


In this country there is one of the national December holidays called Constitution Day, in which we celebrate the adoption of the country's first permanent constitution in 1932.



Is December 10 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 10 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Constitution Day Thailand Dec 10, 2022



Holidays on December 12th


Holidays on December 12th

Do you know what holiday is on December 12?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 12th in Kenya and Thailand.


In Kenya there is one of the national December holidays called Jamhuri Day, in which we celebrate the date that Kenya gained its independence from Great Britain in 1963.



Is December 12 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 12 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Jamhuri Day Kenya Dec 12, 2022
  • Constitution Day observed Thailand Dec 12, 2022



Holidays on December 16th


Holidays on December 16th

Do you know what holiday is on December 16?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 16th in South Africa and Kazakhstan.


In South Africa there is one of the national December holidays called Day of Reconciliation, in which we celebrate the Voortrekker's victory over the Zulus in 1838 at the Battle of Blood River.


Before the battle, the Voortrekkers took a vow that if they managed to defeat the Zulus, they would build a church and observe the day as a religious holiday.



Is December 16 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 16 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Day of Reconciliation South Africa Dec 16, 2022
  • Independence Day Kazakhstan Dec 16, 2022



Holidays on December 17th


Holidays on December 17th

Do you know what holiday is on December 17?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 17th in Kazakhstan.


In this country there is one of the national December holidays called Independence Day Holiday, in which we celebrate a tribute in memory of those who defended the country's independence.



Is December 17 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 17 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Independence Day Holiday Kazakhstan Dec 17, 2022



Holidays in December 18th


Holidays in December 18th

Do you know what holiday is on December 18?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 18th in Qatar.


In this country there is one of the national December holidays called National Day, in which we celebrate the unification of Qatar in 1878.



Is December 18 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 18 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • National Day Qatar Dec 18, 2022



Holidays in December 19th


Holidays in December 19th

Do you know what holiday is on December 19?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 19th in Kazakhstan.


On this day we also have the continuation of the recess for the Independence Day holidays of this country.



Is December 19 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 19 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Day off for Independence Day Holiday Kazakhstan Dec 19, 2022



Holidays on December 22th


Holidays on December 22th

Do you know what holiday is on December 22?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 22th in Zimbabwe.


In this country there is one of the national December holidays called Unity Day, in which we celebrate the signing by Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo of the Unity Agreement in 1987.



Is December 22 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 22 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Unity Day Zimbabwe Dec 22, 2022



Holidays in December 24th


Holidays in December 24th

Do you know what holiday is on December 24?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 24th in Iceland, Estonia, Finland, Brazil, Guatemala, Latvia, Lithuania and Venezuela.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national December holidays called Christmas Eve, in which we celebrate the night or the whole day before Christmas Day.



Is December 24 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 24 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Christmas Eve (from noon) Iceland Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Estonia Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Finland Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve (from 2pm) Brazil Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Guatemala Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Latvia Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Lithuania Dec 24, 2022
  • Christmas Eve Venezuela Dec 24, 2022



Holidays on December 25th


Holidays on December 25th

Do you know what holiday is on December 25?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 25th in USA, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Haiti, Canada, France, Finland, Fiji, Estonia, England, Ecuador and Colombia.


The other countries with national holidays on this date are Chile, Cayman Islands, Brazil, Belgium, Belarus, Bahamas, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, Argentina, Austria, Australia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, India, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


To complete the list of countries with national holidays for December on this date, we have New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Pakistan, South Korea, Peru, Poland, Venezuela, Ukraine, Uganda, United kingdom (UK), Syria, South Africa, Singapore, Rwanda, Romania, Sweden, Portugal, Philippines, Jordan, Jamaica, Italy, Ireland and Indonesia.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national December holidays called Christmas Day, in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.



Is December 25 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 25 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Christmas Day USA Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Germany Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Ghana Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Greece Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Iceland Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Hungary Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Haiti Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Canada Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day France Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Finland Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Fiji Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Estonia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day England Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Ecuador Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Colombia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Chile Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Cayman Islands Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Brazil Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Belgium Dec 25, 2022
  • Catholic Christmas Day Belarus Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Bahamas Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Guatemala Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Panama Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Honduras Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Argentina Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Austria Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Australia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day El Salvador Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Costa Rica Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Mexico Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Kenya Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Latvia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Lebanon Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Lithuania Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Malaysia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Netherlands Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas India Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Zambia Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Zimbabwe Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day New Zealand Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Nigeria Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Norway Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Pakistan Dec 25, 2022
  • Quaid-e-Azam Day Pakistan Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day South Korea Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Peru Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Poland Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Venezuela Dec 25, 2022
  • Catholic Christmas Day Ukraine Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Uganda Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day UK Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Syria Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day South Africa Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Singapore Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Rwanda Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Romania Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Sweden Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Portugal Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Philippines Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Jordan Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Jamaica Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Italy Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Ireland Dec 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day Indonesia Dec 25, 2022



Holidays on December 26th


Holidays on December 26th

Do you know what holiday is on December 26?


In 2022, there are national holidays on December 26th in Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, Canada, England, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Panama and Austria.


The other countries with national holidays on this date are Australia, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Nigeria.


To complete the list of countries with national holidays for May on this date, we have Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Uganda, UK, South Africa, Singapore, Rwanda, Romania, Sweden, Jamaica, Italy and Ireland.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national December holidays called Boxing Day, in which we celebrate a shopping holiday that takes place the day after Christmas Day.


On this day we also have the continuation of the recess for the Christmas Day holidays in several countries.



Is December 26 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 26 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Boxing Day Germany Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Ghana Dec 26, 2022
  • First Weekday After Christmas Day Hong Kong Dec 26, 2022
  • Synaxis of the Mother of God Greece Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Iceland Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Hungary Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Estonia Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Finland Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Fiji Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Fiji Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Canada Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day England Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Cayman Islands Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Cayman Islands Dec 26, 2022
  • Christmas Day (in lieu) Bahamas Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Panama Dec 26, 2022
  • St. Stephen's Day Austria Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Australia Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Kenya Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Latvia Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Lithuania Dec 26, 2022
  • Christmas Day observed Malaysia Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Netherlands Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Zambia Dec 26, 2022
  • Christmas Day observed Zimbabwe Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Zimbabwe Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day New Zealand Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Nigeria Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Norway Dec 26, 2022
  • Second Day of Christmas Poland Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Catholic Christmas Day Ukraine Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Uganda Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day UK Dec 26, 2022
  • Day of Goodwill South Africa Dec 26, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Singapore Dec 26, 2022
  • Christmas Day observed Rwanda Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Rwanda Dec 26, 2022
  • Second day of Christmas Romania Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Sweden Dec 26, 2022
  • Boxing Day Jamaica Dec 26, 2022
  • St. Stephen's Day Italy Dec 26, 2022
  • St. Stephen's Day Ireland Dec 26, 2022



Holidays in December 27th


Holidays in December 27th

Do you know what holiday is on December 27?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 27th in UK, Hong Kong, Fiji, England, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Kenya, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Jamaica.


On this day we have the continuation of the recess for the Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays in several countries.



Is December 27 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 27 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas Day UK Dec 27, 2022
  • Second Weekday After Christmas Day Hong Kong Dec 27, 2022
  • Day off for Boxing Day Fiji Dec 27, 2022
  • Substitute Bank Holiday for Christmas Day England Dec 27, 2022
  • Day off for Boxing Day Cayman Islands Dec 27, 2022
  • Boxing Day Holiday Bahamas Dec 27, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day Kenya Dec 27, 2022
  • Boxing Day observed Zimbabwe Dec 27, 2022
  • Day off for Christmas Day New Zealand Dec 27, 2022
  • Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday Jamaica Dec 27, 2022



Holidays in December 30th


Holidays in December 30th

Do you know what holiday is on December 30?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 30th in Philippines and Thailand.


In Philippines there is one of the national December holidays called Rizal Day, in which we celebrate a tribute to the life and works of José Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines.



Is December 30 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 30 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Rizal Day Philippines Dec 30, 2022
  • Bridge Public holiday Thailand Dec 30, 2022



Holidays in December 31th


Holidays in December 31th

Do you know what holiday is on December 31?


In 2022, there are national holidays in December 31th in Brazil, Iceland, Guatemala, Latvia, Venezuela and Thailand.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national December holidays called New Year's Eve, in which we celebrate gatherings of friends and family.


Popular rituals include serving food that symbolizes good luck and making resolutions about what you hope to accomplish in the coming year.



Is December 31 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of December 31 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • New Year's Eve (from 2pm) Brazil Dec 31, 2022
  • New Year's Eve (from noon) Iceland Dec 31, 2022
  • New Year's Eve Guatemala Dec 31, 2022
  • New Year's Eve Latvia Dec 31, 2022
  • New Year's Eve Venezuela Dec 31, 2022
  • New Year's Eve Thailand Dec 31, 2022


If you don't want to miss a day, you might need to write the upcoming December holidays on your calendar, so let's help you do it in style!


We'd be happy if you could check out our beautiful free printable December 2022 calendar templates in PDF format.




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