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* 21st, 22nd or 23rd: '''Midwinter Solstice'''celebrations at [[Stonehenge]].
* 21st, 22nd or 23rd: '''Midwinter Solstice''' celebrations at [[Stonehenge]].
* Late December and 1 [[January]]: '''Edinburgh's Hogmanay''', [http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org/] in [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]

Revision as of 11:34, 25 January 2008

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


  • 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
  • 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


  • Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) [2] in Vienna


  • 10th: Human rights day

South Africa

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


  • 5th: King's Birthday is father's day, and a public holiday

United Kingdom

Calendar of events and festivals
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