December awareness days list

December Awareness Days 🗓️ #️⃣

December Awareness Days 2024 🗓️ #️⃣ Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

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.

  • This December awareness days lists was compiled by Joe Connor, last updated on Jan 31, 2023 @ 9:15 am

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Date December
Awareness Days
Acronym 1st Year Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories December Awareness Day Facts/Trivia #️⃣ Social Media Hashtags
1 December World AIDS Day (Priyasbday) WAD 1988 USA and worldwide. UN, WHO, UNAIDS. Health day, Health awareness day. Red 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 (2020 campaign) #WAD #WAD2024
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Worldwide. UN, ILO (International Labour Organization). Rights day, Rights awareness day. Raise awareness that, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), over 40 million people around the world are victims of “modern slavery” . This includes forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. 1 in 10 children are also subject to child labor. #SlaveTradeAbolition #EndSlavery
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities IDPD 1998 Worldwide. UN Health day, Health awareness day. Raising 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. Also known as Purple Sock Day, buy and wear purple socks to show your support. #IDPD or add year #IDPD2024 #IDPwD #InternationalDisabilityDay #PurpleSockDay
4 December World Wildlife Conservation Day Worldwide. WWF Animal day, Nature day, Awareness day. One of the most popular December awareness days to spread the message that wildlife isn’t manufactured and 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 December International Volunteer Day IVD 2008 Worldwide. UN, (UNV) United Nations Volunteers. Awareness day. Every day thousands of people volunteer, contributing to peace and help shape the UN’s sustainable development agenda. #IVD or add year #IVD2024 #VolunteersActFirst #VolunteerDay
5 December World Soil Day 2012 Worldwide. UN, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences), GSP (Global Soil Partnership). Environmental awareness day. Raise awareness of issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health. #WorldSoilDay
6 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1865 the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery.
7 December International Civil Aviation Day 1994 Worldwide. UN, ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Aviation, Travel awareness day. A day to recognize the role aviation, specifically international air travel, plays in economic and social development worldwide. #CivilAviationDay #InternationalCivilAviationDay
8 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1941 the US enters WWII and declares war on Japan following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day ICAD 2005 Worldwide. UN, UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime). Politics awareness day. Raise 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 #WorldAntiCorruptionDay
10 December Human Rights Day 1950 Worldwide. UNGA (UN General Assembly), OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights). Rights day, Rights awareness day. A day commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10th December 1948 #HumanRightsDay #StandUp4HumanRights
10 December Nobel Day
1901 Sweden, Norway and worldwide. Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute (Physiology or Medicine) in Sweden, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Chemistry, Economic Sciences, Physics), Norwegian Nobel Committee (Peace). Science day, Literature day, Peace day. The annual Nobel Prize winners for science, literature and peace are presented on Nobel day, the 10th December on the anniversary of the death of the Noble Prize founder Alfred Nobel. #NobelPrize #NobelPrizeDay
11 December International Mountain Day 2003 Worldwide. UN Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Recognize 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 December International Day of Neutrality 2017 Worldwide. UN War and Peace, Global politics awareness day. Events to raise public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations are held on this day worldwide. #InternationalDayofNeutrality
13 December No verified international December awareness days today. On 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 December No verified international awareness days today. On this day in 1946 the UN General Assembly votes to make New York City the UN Headquarters.
15 December International Tea Day 2005 Worldwide. Food day, Drinks day, Rights day, Rights awareness day. Celebrated in tea producing countries to draw global attention to the needs of tea trade workers and calls for Fair Trade practices. #InternationalTeaDay
16 December No verified international December awareness days today. On 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 December No verified international awareness days today. On this day in 1989 the first episode of The Simpsons was aired in the USA.
18 December Arabic Language Day 2010 Worldwide. UN Cultural diversity, Culture day, Cultural awareness day. A 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 December International Migrants Day 2000 Worldwide. UN Rights day, Rights awareness day, Family awareness day. UN 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 December No verified international awareness days today. On this day in 1783 William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister, aged just 24 years old.
20 December International Human Solidarity Day 2006 Worldwide. UN Rights day, Rights awareness day, Family awareness day. Human 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 December National Robin Day UK SBS (Songbird Survival). Nature, Wildlife awareness day. December awareness day to take care of small birds and other wildlife to help them through the winter. #NationalRobinDay
22 December No verified international awareness days today. On this day in 1937 the NYC Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic. In 1965 Great Britain sets the maximum road speed limit at 70mph.
23 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1888 Vincent van Gogh cuts his left ear off with a razor following an argument Paul Gauguin.
24 December Christmas Eve Most countries which use the Gregorian calendar. Christian, Cultural, Occasion day. Christmas Eve refers to the entire day before Christmas Day. Christmas Eve is an important celebration in the Christian calendar. #ChristmasEve
25 December Christmas Day Most countries which use the Gregorian calendar. Christianity, religious day, cultural day, Family occasion day, National holiday in many countries. Christmas 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 December Boxing Day UK, Great Britain, Commonwealth and other countries. Family occasion day. Boxing 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 December National Fruitcake Day USA Food 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 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1867 the USA annexes Midway Island, the first territory outside Continental limits.
29 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by followers of King Henry II inside Canterbury Cathedral.
30 December No verified international December awareness days today. On this day in 1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems formally at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
31 December New Year’s Eve most countries which use the Gregorian calendar Party occasion day. In many countries New Years Eve is celebrated with organized parties and fireworks or privately with friends and family. #NewYearsEve #NewYears
31 December Hogmanay Scotland Family occasion day. Hogmanay 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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