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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''December'''.
  
==Every year==
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==Global==
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* 25th: '''Christmas Day''' - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western and Eastern countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
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* 26th: '''Boxing Day''', a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
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* 26th: The '''[[Sydney]] to [[Hobart]] Yacht Race''' [http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/] begins at 1pm
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* 31st: '''New Year's Eve'''
  
===Fixed dates===
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==[[Austria]]==
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* '''Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market)''' [http://www.christkindlmarkt.at/] in [[Vienna]]
  
*5th: '''King's Birthday''' is father's day, and a public holiday, in [[Thailand#Holidays|Thailand]]
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==[[Namibia]]==
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* 10th: '''Human rights day'''
  
*25th: '''Christmas Day''' - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
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==[[South Africa]]==
*26th: '''Boxing Day''', a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
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* Early December: '''Obz festival''', [http://www.obzfestival.com] in the [[Cape Town]] suburb of Observatory
*26th: The '''[[Sydney]] to [[Hobart]] Yacht Race''' [http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/] begins at 1pm
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* 16th: '''Day of Reconciliation''' (''Public holiday'')
*31st: '''New Year's Eve'''
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===Movable dates===
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==[[Thailand]]==
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* 5th: '''King's Birthday''' is father's day, and a public holiday
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* 10th: '''Constitution Day''', a public holiday celebrating the adoption of the Thai constitution in 1932.
  
*the '''Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market)''' [http://www.christkindlmarkt.at/] in [[Vienna]], capital of [[Austria]]
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
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* 21st, 22nd or 23rd: '''Midwinter Solstice''' celebrations at [[Stonehenge]].
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* Late December and 1 [[January]]: '''Edinburgh's Hogmanay''', [http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org/] in [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
  
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==[[Lebanon]]==
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* 4th: '''Eid il-Burbara''' ('''Saint Barbara's Day''', very similar to Halloween)
  
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Latest revision as of 17:40, 10 December 2012

    This article is a travel topic
This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of December.

Contents

Global[edit]

  • 25th: Christmas Day - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western and Eastern countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
  • 26th: Boxing Day, a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
  • 26th: The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race [1] begins at 1pm
  • 31st: New Year's Eve

Austria[edit]

  • Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) [2] in Vienna

Namibia[edit]

  • 10th: Human rights day

South Africa[edit]

  • Early December: Obz festival, [3] in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory
  • 16th: Day of Reconciliation (Public holiday)

Thailand[edit]

  • 5th: King's Birthday is father's day, and a public holiday
  • 10th: Constitution Day, a public holiday celebrating the adoption of the Thai constitution in 1932.

United Kingdom[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

  • 4th: Eid il-Burbara (Saint Barbara's Day, very similar to Halloween)
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