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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in December 2022.
It's the final month of the year, and in December we look forward to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well as looking ahead to 2023 on New Year's Eve.
Here are the events happening this December in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.
1st Dec 2022
Advent is the 24 days leading up to Christmas, when Christians prepare for Christmas. It is often celebrated by lighting Advent Candles and opening the doors of Advent calendars.
2nd Dec 2022
Elf Day is a festive fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society designed to get you in the Christmas spirit whilst raising money to help beat dementia. Unleash your inner elf by dressing up - as much or as little as you like.
3rd Dec 2022
A day to recognize and value the diversity of our global community, and to cherish the role we all play, regardless of our abilities. The aim of the day is to break down barriers to inclusion and advocate for the rights of people with disability.
4th Dec 2022
The world's fastest land animal is racing against extinction. This day is about raising awarness of the cheetah's imminant extinction.
5th Dec to 6th Dec 2022
Celebrated across mainland Europe, St. Nicholas has reputation as a bringer of gifts. Children will often receive a small gift, such as their shoes will be filled with sweets.
8th Dec 2022
Christmas Jumper Day is organised by Save The Children to raise money to help children around the world.
10th Dec 2022
The anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.
13th Dec 2022
St. Lucy's Day, which is celebrated on many european countries, but mainly in Scandanavia. It is a festival of light celebrated with a ceremony where a girl is chosen to represent the saint wearing a white dress and a crown of candles.
16th Dec 2022
Jane Austen's birthday, and a day dedicated to celebrating her life and achievements, and to telling as many people as possible about her amazing works.
18th Dec to 26th Dec 2022
The Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.
21st Dec 2022
An annual nationwide event raising awareness of small birds and other wildlife in winter and how you can help them through this tough time of year.
21st Dec 2022
The winter solstice represents the beginning of the astronomical winter and is the shortest day - the day with the least daylight.
24th Dec 2022
Looking forward to Christmas!
25th Dec 2022
The Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, which is celebrated around the world in a more secular way to bring some festive cheer to the cold winter months and dark nights.
26th Dec 2022
The day after Christmas, where traditionally servants were given a 'Christmas box', usually a gift or money for good service throughout the year.
26th Dec to 1st Jan 2022
Kwanzaa is a annual celebration of African heritage.
31st Dec 2022
Look forward the 2022 and celebrate the new year.
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