December, a month filled with love, humanity and gift giving events like; Christmas and New Year Evening. It also be a month filled with Romance. What are some of the most interesting facts about the month December .
December is the 12th and last month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. And one of seven months with the length of 31 days. December starts on the same day of the week as September every year and ends on the same day as April every year. It is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. December in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to June in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The Top 10 interesting facts about the month December .
1. International Hug Day
The hugs are meant to be random act of kindness, a selfless act performed just to make others feel better. This year’s International Free Hugs Day is celebrated on Dec 4. Give all your loved ones hugs this day. Grab your sweetie and warp your arms around him or her in a big, snuggled bear hug. If someone is far away, send an e-hug or send them a hugging poem or romantic ways to celebrate hugging holidays.
2. Winter Flowers Day
Winter Flowers Day could be a tribute to the flowers in your yard or your local botanical garden. Because December is very romantic month. So, make it in your way. Send your beloved a beautiful bouquet of winter flowers (beautiful winter tulips are a great choice).
3. Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The first global enunciation of human rights. Also, one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.
4. Monkey Day
Monkey Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated internationally on every year December 14. The holiday was started in 2000 when founder Casey Sorrow jokingly scribbled Monkey Day on a friend’s calendar. And, it was first celebrated by Lansing residents and art students at Michigan State University. It gained notoriety when Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin’s own comic strip, Fetus-X, began promoting it online along with other cartoonists. Since then, Monkey Day has been celebrated internationally, across countries like the U.S., Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. See also; Top 10 Most Popular Winter Festivals.
5. Winter Begins
The astronomical winter (Northern Hemisphere) begins Friday, 21 December 2012. Celebrate the beginning of winter by taking a sleigh ride together, going sledding, or heading out on the ski slopes. The idea is to have some romantic winter fun together. See also; 10 Most Popular Winter Holiday Spots.
6. Forefather’s Day
Forefathers’ Day is a holiday celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 22. It is a commemoration of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1620. It was introduced in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1769. In adjusting the date to the Gregorian calendar, the anniversary was erroneously established on December 22 instead of December 21. Forefathers’ Day is a well known and well celebrated holiday in Plymouth.
7. Human Light, Humanist holiday
HumanLight is a Humanist holiday celebrated on December 23. Like Kwanzaa, HumanLight is a modern invention, created to provide a specifically Humanist celebration near Christmas and the northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice. It was established by the New Jersey Humanist Network in 2001. Humanists have cast HumanLight as a celebration of “a Humanist’s vision of a good future”.
8. Christmas Evening
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day preceding Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It occurs on December 24 in the Western Christian Church, and is considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and the Western world, where it widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day.
9. Christmas Day
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Also, it is a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. See also; 10 Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.
10. New Years Evening
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year, is on December 31. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year. Some people attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1 (New Year’s Day).