Did You Know: December Holidays

By Leaderonomics|21-12-2012 | 1 Min Read

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Here we would like to share with you some interesting facts on holidays in December:

  1. Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrated every year from Dec 26 to Jan 1 to commemorate African heritage, culture, and values.
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  3. Bodhi Day on Dec 8 celebrates the Buddhist story of the Buddha, the central figure and founder of Buddhism and how he came to be enlightened to solve the problems of the world.
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  5. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated sometime in December and is the celebration of miracles in Jewish history by lighting candles and giving presents.
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  7. Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration until Christmas eve and is a holiday ritual that includes a lively and colourful pageant of kids in costumes who travel from home to home until they reach a designated home to celebrate Las Posadas that year.
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  9. Junkanoo is a Bahamian celebration on Dec 26 to celebrate traditions of their ancestors through costumes, music, and dance.
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  11. Boxing Day on Dec 26 is a holiday associated with charity and giving gifts to workers. It first started as a way for people to donate to the less fortunate by “boxing up” leftover food and clothes.
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  13. Hogmanay is a celebration by the Scottish to welcome the new year by cleaning and paying off debts to truly start the new year on a “clean slate”.

 

Are there any more interesting facts on holidays in December? If there are, share with us at editor@leaderonomics.com.

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