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December Awareness Days

December Awareness Days 2018 Worldwide List

Our December awareness days list of international and worldwide awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not fake news or social media hype. We’ve included all the fixed international awareness days in December we could find including UN International Days. Because of Christmas there are less December awareness days than any other month. If you know an international December awareness day that isn’t on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all December awareness days.

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DateDecember Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesAbout This December Awareness DaySocial Media Hashtags
1 DecemberWorld AIDS Day (Priyasbday)WAD1988USA, worldwideUN, WHO, UNAIDSHealth day, Health awareness dayRed ribbons worn to remember those who died of AIDS and raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and spread of HIV infection. Observed by governments, health officials, NGOs and individuals with education on AIDS prevention and control.#WorldAIDSDay #LetsEndIt (2018) #WAD (or add year:) #WAD2018
2 DecemberInternational Day for the Abolition of SlaveryworldwideUN, ILO (International Labour Organization)Rights day, Rights awareness dayRaise awareness that, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), over 40 million people around the world are victims of “modern slavery” which covers forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. 1 in 10 children are also subject to child labor.#SlaveTradeAbolition #EndSlavery
3 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with DisabilitiesIDPD1998worldwideUNHealth day, Health awareness dayRaising awareness and working together for full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity.#IDPD #IDPD2018 #IDPwD #InternationalDisabilityDay
4 DecemberWorld Wildlife Conservation DayworldwideWWFAnimal day, Nature day, Awareness dayA day to spread awareness that wildlife isn’t manufactured, once it’s gone that’s it. Illegal poaching is stealing wildlife from future generations. Contribute to help protect endangered species and be a responsible consumer. See also World Wildlife Day.#WorldWildlifeConservationDay
5 DecemberInternational Volunteer DayIVD2008worldwideUN, (UNV) United Nations VolunteersAwareness dayEvery day thousands of people volunteer, contributing to peace and help shape the UN’s sustainable development agenda.#IVD (or add year:) #IVD2018 #VolunteersActFirst #VolunteerDay
5 DecemberWorld Soil Day2012worldwideUN, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences), GSP (Global Soil Partnership)Environmental awareness dayRaise awareness of issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health.#WorldSoilDay
6 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery.
7 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day1994worldwideUN, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)Aviation, Travel awareness dayA day to recognize the role aviation, specifically international air travel, plays in economic and social development worldwide.#CivilAviationDay #InternationalCivilAviationDay
8 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1941 the US enters WWII and declares war on Japan following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
9 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption DayICAD2005worldwideUN, UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime)Politics awareness dayRaise awareness that corruption is a serious crime which undermines social and economic development and threatens the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a peaceful, prosperous and healthy planet.#AnticorruptionDay
10 DecemberHuman Rights Day1950worldwideUNGA (UN General Assembly), OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights)Rights day, Rights awareness dayA day commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10th December 1948#HumanRightsDay #StandUp4HumanRights
11 DecemberInternational Mountain Day2003worldwideUNEnvironment day, Environmental awareness dayRecognize and encourage sustainable development in mountain areas focusing on a different theme each year. (Not connected to student celebrations in USA where classes are cancelled and everyone heads to the mountains nor to the Mountain Day national holiday in Japan)#InternationalMountainDay #MountainsMatter #MountainDay
12 DecemberInternational Day of Neutrality2017worldwideUNWar and Peace, Global politics awareness dayEvents to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations are held on this day worldwide.#InternationalDayofNeutrality
13 DecemberNo verified international December awareness days todayOn this day in 1972 the 11th and 12th astronauts (Eugene Cernan and twelfth Harrison Schmitt) were the last humans who walked on the Moon.
14 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1946 the UN General Assembly votes to make New York City the UN Headquarters.
15 DecemberInternational Tea Day2005worldwideFood day, Drinks day, Rights day, Rights awareness dayCelebrated in tea producing countries to draw global attention to the needs of tea trade workers and calls for Fair Trade practices.#InternationalTeaDay
16 DecemberNo verified international December awareness days todayOn this day in 1773 the Boston Tea Party was one of the key events in the U.S. War of Independence. Protesters in Boston, controlled by the British, dumped heavily taxed British tea into the harbor.
17 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1989 the first episode of The Simpsons was aired in the USA.
18 DecemberArabic Language Day2010worldwideUNCultural diversity, Culture day, Cultural awareness dayA day to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Arabic is the language of the Qur’an and one of the six official languages of the UN along with French (20th March), Spanish (23rd April), Chinese (20th April), Russian (6th June) and English (23rd April).
18 DecemberInternational Migrants Day2000worldwideUNRights day, Rights awareness day, Family awareness dayUN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: “On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all.”#InternationalMigrantsDay #MigrantsContribute #MigrantsDay
19 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1783 William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister, aged just 24 years old.
20 DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day2006worldwideUNRights day, Rights awareness day, Family awareness dayHuman Solidarity Day is a day to celebrate unity in diversity, remind governments of their commitments, and raise awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).#HumanSolidarityDay
21 DecemberNational Robin DayUKSBS (Songbird Survival)Nature, Wildlife awareness dayDecember awareness day to take care of small birds and other wildlife to help them through the winter.#NationalRobinDay
22 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1937 the NYC Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic. In 1965 Great Britain sets the maximum road speed limit at 70mph.
23 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1888 Vincent van Gogh cuts his left ear off with a razor following an argument Paul Gauguin.
24 DecemberChristmas Evemost countries which use the Gregorian calendarChristian, Cultural, Occasion dayChristmas Eve refers to the entire day before Christmas Day. Christmas Eve is an important celebration in the Christian calendar.#ChristmasEve
25 DecemberChristmas Daymost countries which use the Gregorian calendarChristianity, religious day, cultural day, Family occasion day, National holiday in many countriesChristmas Day is widely celebrated worldwide with some exceptions. In the Christian calendar Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Children may visit Father Christmas (Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Christkind etc.) and receive a gift. Traditions include card and gift giving, a Christmas meal usually with family, Christmas music, carol singing, Christmas decorations including a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, nativity plays, kissing under the mistletoe. Watching classic Christmas movies and more.#ChristmasDay
26 DecemberBoxing DayUK, Great Britain, Commonwealth and other countriesFamily occasion dayBoxing day traditions vary widely often involving family, meals and walks. Historically on Boxing day servants and tradesmen were given a “Christmas box” gift from employers, masters and customers.#BoxingDay
27 DecemberNational Fruitcake DayUSAFood day, Fake day?More nutty news but we haven’t got any better December awareness days for today and we like fruit cake so this made the cut.#NationalFruitcakeDay
28 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1867 the USA annexes Midway Island, the first territory outside Continental limits.
29 DecemberNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by followers of King Henry II inside Canterbury Cathedral.
30 DecemberNo verified international December awareness days todayOn this day in 1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems formally at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
31 DecemberNew Year’s Evemost countries which use the Gregorian calendarParty occasion dayIn many countries New Years Eve is celebrated with organized parties and fireworks or privately with friends and family.#NewYearsEve #NewYears
31 DecemberHogmanayScotlandFamily occasion dayHogmanay typically involves gift-giving and visiting friends and neighbors at their homes. First-footing (the first guest to cross the threshold on New Year’s Day) involves gifts, fortunes and other variable customs.#Hogmanay

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