Happy Holidays Seasoning Greetings December Season

Merry Christmas Multi-Lingual
Merry Christmas Multi-Lingual

Happy Holidays Seasoning Greetings December Season  – As you travel to destinations around the world this month, remember different people and societies celebrate for difference reasons in December and “Happy Holidays” is an appropriate greeting for the “December season”.  Christianity is the primary religion in  only 33.51% of the world, Islam comprises 22.32% and Hinduism comprising 16.06%, with  Secular, Nonreligious, Agnostic and Atheist comprising 15.35% of the world.  So,  it’s not all about religion in December for many. Open your heart and mind to others and your travel experience will be greatly enhanced this month, during 2019 and every other year,

  • Advent: four Sundays preceding  December 25
  • December 2 to 10: Hanukkah falls on the 25th day of Kislev, in 2018, it is Decemeber 2-10.
  • December 5: Krampusnacht: – The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December. In Alpine countries, Saint Nicholas has a devilish companion named Krampus who punishes the bad children the night before.
  • December 6: Saint Nicholas’ Day
  • December 8: Buddhism Bodhi Day – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi).
  • December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Day: The day of Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception is celebrated as a public holiday in many Catholic countries.
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 13 : Saint Lucia’s Day – Church Feast Day. Saint Lucia comes as a young woman with lights and sweets.
  • December 16–24: Las Posadas – procession to various family lodgings for celebration & prayer and to re-enact Mary & Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem
  • December 15: Zamenhof Day – Birthday of Ludwig Zamenhof, inventor of Esperanto; holiday reunion for Esperantists
  • December 17-23: Saturnalia An ancient Roman winter solstice festival in honor of the deity Saturn, held on the 17 December of the Julian calendar and expanded with festivities through to 23
  • December 21: Yalda – The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.
  • December 21: Soyal – Zuni and Hopi
  • December 21 through 25:  Pancha Ganapati: a modern five-day Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Ganesha.December. Celebrated with sacrifice, a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival.
  • December 23: HumanLight:  – Humanist holiday originated by the New Jersey Humanist Network in celebration of “a Humanist’s vision of a good future.”
  • December 23: Festivus  – a parody holiday created by Daniel O’Keefe and made popular by Seinfeld as an alternative to Christmas. “Festivus for the rest of us.”
  • December 25: – Christmas Day
  • December 26: Kwanzaa – December 26–1 January – Pan-African festival celebrated in the US
  • December 26: Saint Stephen’s Day
  • December 27: Saint John the Evangelist’s Day
  • December 28: Holy Innocents’ Day: 28 December
  • December 31: Saint Sylvester’s Day

Video: December Holiday Destinations

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