It’s December: Let’s Celebrate!

December is a time of celebration. Most of us are familiar with the traditional holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve. We might also take time to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, or Las Posadas, a traditional celebration of the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem. 

But do you celebrate Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day? What about International Tea Day? Here are just a few December holidays, both traditional and non-traditional, so you and your family and friends can celebrate from now until the new year! 

  • December 4: National Cookie Day 
  • December 7: National Letter Writing Day
  • December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
  • December 10: Dewey Decimal System Day
  • December 12: Gingerbread House Day
  • December 15: International Tea Day
  • December 16: Las Posadas 
  • December 18: First Night of Hanukkah
  • December 21: Winter Solstice
  • December 25: Christmas
  • December 26: Kwanzaa
  • December 28: Card Playing Day 
  • December 31: New Year's Eve
December Holidays and Celebrations


Books to help you learn about and celebrate traditional and non-traditional December holidays.

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