Important Dates: December 2018

Days

1st World Aids Day Link

1st-2nd Tree Dressing Day Link

2nd International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Link

3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities Link

5th International Volunteer Day Link

5th World Soil Day Link

5th Day of the Ninja Link

6th Lighting the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree

7th International Civil Aviation Day Link

9th International Anti Corruption Day Link

10th Human Rights Day Link

10th International Animal Rights Day Link

11th International Mountain Day Link

12th International Day of Neutrality Link

14th Christmas Jumper Day Link

18th International Migrants Day Link

18th Last Day for posting 2nd class mail

20th International Human Solidarity Day Link

20th Last day for posting 1st class mail

21st Shortest Day

25th Christmas Day

31st Hogmanay/New Year’s Eve

 

Weeks

1st-7th Anger Awareness Week Link

1st-7th Crohn’s and Colitis Link

21st -6th Jan Festival of Winter Walks Link

 

Months

Decembeard Link

 

December Religious Days

2nd-24th  Advent (Christian)

3rd -10th  Hanukkah  (Jewish)

6th  Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)

8th  Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) (Buddhist)

8th Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic (Christian)

12th  Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Christian)

16th-25th  Posadas Navidenas (Hispanic Christian)

21st  Solstice

21st Yule  (Litha Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres)

21st Saint Thomas the Apostle (Christian)

25th Christmas (Christian)

26th Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra)(Zoroastrian)

26th St Stephen’s Day (Christian)

28th Holy Innocents (Christian)

30th Holy Family (Catholic Christian)

31st Watch Night (Christian)

 

December National Days

1st Romania (Great Union Day)

1st Central African Republic

2nd United Arab Emirates (National Day)

2nd Laos (National Day)

5th Thailand (Birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyade)

6th Finland Independence Day)

9th Tanzania (Independence Day)

12th Kenya (Independence Day)

13th Malta (Republic Day)

15th Netherlands (Kingdom Day)

16th Bahrain (Accession of first Emir)

16th Bangladesh (Victory Day)

16th/17th Kazakhstan (Independence Day)

18th Niger (Republic Day)

18th Qatar (Qatar National Day)

20th Macau (Transfer of sovereignty)

23rd Japan (National Foundation Day)

28th Nepal (Republic Day)

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December This Day in History

3rd First successful heart transplant (1967)

4th The Dandy comic first published (1937)

4th William Pitt introduces Income Tax (1798)

5th Prohibition ends in America (1933)

5th First UK motorway opened (1958)

6th Irish Free State declared (1921)

6th First voice recording playback by Thomas Edison (1877)

7th Pearl Harbor bombed (1941)

7th Delaware becomes the first state of the USA (1787)

8th John Lennon shot (1980)

10th First Nobel Prizes awarded in Stockholm, Sweden (1901)

11th Edward VIII abdicates (1936)

12th Marconi sends first radio transmission across Atlantic (1901)

12th Abel Tasman discovers New Zealand (1642)

14th Amundsen becomes first explorer to reach South Pole (1911)

14th Women over 30 given the vote for first time in Britain (1918)

16th The Boston Tea Party (1773)

17th Orville & Wilbur Wright make first successful flight (1903)

21st First crossword puzzle published (1913)

21st Robert Lister uses anaesthetic first time in Britain (1846)

22nd Wilhelm Rontgen’s first x-ray (1895)

24th Franz Xavier Gruber writes ‘Silent Night’ (1818)

25th Elizabeth II makes first Christmas Day TV broadcast (1957)

25th Britain’s first Christmas Tree at Windsor (1800)

25th William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (1066)

26th Marie and Pierre Curie discover radium (1898)

26th Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004)

27th Charles Darwin begins scientific voyage of discovery (1831)

29th Thomas Beckett murdered (1170)

31st Thomas Edison’s first public demonstration of light bulb (1879)

 

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