December is the last month of the year. It is the twelfth month when the year comes to an end. The 21st or 22nd date of this month marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is known as the December solstice. Here are the important days and dates in December listed below.
World Aids Day- 1st December
People observe World AIDS Day on 1 December every year. They do it to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV and a call to move toward ending the HIV epidemic. They first celebrated it in 1988. According to UNAIDS, the theme of this year is “Communities make the difference”.
National Pollution Control Day- 2nd Dec
People celebrate National Pollution Control Day on 2 December to raise awareness about pollution and its hazardous effects. They observe this day in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the Bhopal gas calamity. The entire world considers it one of the biggest industrial disasters.
World Computer Literacy Day and International Day for the Abolition of Slavery- 2nd December
People celebrate World Computer Literacy Day to encourage the development of technological skills, mainly among children and women in India. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery makes people aware of the modern slavery that works against human rights. This day reminds the situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse due to threats, violence, coercion or abuse of power.
World Day for the Handicapped- 3rd Dec
People also know this day as the International Day of People with Disability (IDPD). People observe this day on 3 December to raise awareness about understanding and accepting people with disabilities. The theme for 2021 is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”
Indian Navy Day- 4th December
People celebrate Indian Navy Day every year on 4 December to highlight the role, achievements, and difficulties that Navy people face.
International Volunteer Day and Soil Day- 5th Dec
People celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December every year. This day provides a chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, values and promote their work among their communities, etc. World Soil Day raises awareness about the importance of soil, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
Armed Forces Flag Day & International Civil Aviation Day- 7th December
People celebrate Armed Forces Flag Day across the country on 7 December with the objective of collecting funds from the common people and honouring the martyrs and the men who fought with bravery on the borders to safeguard the country’s honour. People also observe International Civil Aviation Day on 7 December worldwide to raise awareness about its importance to the social and economic development of States and the role that ICAO plays in international air transport.
International Anti-Corruption Day- 9th Dec
People observe International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December every year. They do it to highlight how corruption affects health, education, justice, democracy, prosperity, and development.
Human Rights Day- 10th December
People celebrate Human Rights Day on 10 December. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. People observe this day to protect the fundamental human rights of all people and their basic human freedom.
International Mountain Day & UNICEF Day- 11th Dec
People celebrate International Mountain Day on 11 December every year to educate children and people about the role that mountains play in providing freshwater, clean energy, food, and recreation. The theme of 2021 is “Sustainable mountain tourism”. On the other hand, the United Nations observe UNICEF day. UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children Emergency Fund.
National Energy Conservation Day- 14th December
People observe this day on 14 December to raise awareness about the need for energy and its conservation in daily life. Since 1991, it is celebrated every year on 14 December by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Ministry of Power.
Vijay Diwas- 16th Dec
People celebrate Vijay Diwas on 16 December in India to remember the martyrs, their sacrifices, and to strengthen the role of armed forces for the cause of the nation.
Indian Minority Rights Day and International Migrants Day- 18th December
People celebrate International Migrants Day on 18 December to raise awareness about the protection of migrants and refugees. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is calling an international community to come together and remember the migrants and refugees who have lost their lives or have disappeared while reaching a safe harbour.
Minorities Rights Day in India is also observed on this day to preserve and promote the rights of minority communities in India. This day focuses on issues like the safety of minorities in the state.
Goa’s Liberation Day- 19th Dec
People celebrate The Liberation Day of Goa is on 19 December annually. On this date in 1961, Goa was released from the Portuguese dominion after army operation and extended freedom movement. They celebrate this day is to commemorate the Indian armed forces that helped Goa receive freedom from Portuguese rule.
International Human Solidarity Day- 20th December
International Human Solidarity Day is observed on 20 December annually to highlight the importance of unity in diversity. This day also reminds people to work together in fighting against poverty, hunger, and disease.
National Mathematics Day- 22nd Dec
People celebrate this day on 22 December annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He made remarkable contributions in various fields of mathematics and its branches. He was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode.
Kisan Diwas- 23rd December
Kisan Divas or Farmer’s Day in India or National Farmer’s Day is celebrated on 23 December across the country. People do this to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. On this day various events are organised on agriculture and its importance to educate and provide knowledge to the people.
National Consumer Rights Day- 24th Dec
People celebrate National Consumer Rights Day on 24 December annually. Each year comes with a particular theme. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the president on this day. No doubt it is considered a historic milestone in the consumer movement in the country. This day also provides awareness about consumer rights and responsibilities.
Christmas and Indian Good Governance Day- 25th December
People observe Good Governance Day in India on 25 Dec to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. People dedicated his Samadhi namely ‘Sadiav Atal’ to the nation and reflects his personality as a poet, humanist, statesman, and a great leader. Along with it comes the Christmas celebration. People celebrate it worldwide every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
New Year’s Eve- 31st Dec
According to the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve falls on 31st December as the last day of the year. People gather together to celebrate the evening by dancing, eating, singing, etc. and welcome New Year.