Numerous celebrations, holidays, and events take place in December! Find out more about the things you did not know about December, and its eponymous feature! It’s a busy month of the year with events like Christmas, St. Nicholas Day, and the Geminid Meteor Shower.
History of December
The 12th and last month on our current Gregorian calendar is December. Because it was originally the tenth month of the year according to Romulus’ calendar, which started in March around 750 BC, December gained its name from the Latin word “decem”.
December “Just for Fun” Holidays
- Dec. 11: International Mountain Day
- Dec. 13: National Violin Day
- Dec. 13: National Day of the Horse
- Dec. 16: Underdog Day
- Dec. 26: National Candy Cane Day
December Astronomy 2022
The Cold Moon
The full Cold Moon of December rises on the night of Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The full cold moon will occur in December, and like with every full moon, it will have an impact on all signs of the zodiac. The December full moon will mostly usher in a period of introspection and forward-thinking, which is quite appropriate as we draw to a close the year.
The Zodiac Sign
December’s Zodiac signs are: Sagittarius (November 23–December 21) and Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
- December 6: Saint Nicholas Day
- December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
- December 13: St. Lucia’s Day.
- December 15: Bill of Rights Day.
- December 17: Wright Brothers Day.
- December 18: Beginning of Hanukkah.
- December 21: Winter Solstice.
- December 25: Christmas Day.
- December 26: Boxing Day and the first day of Kwanzaa.
- December 31: Kissing Day;Kiss the person you hope to keep kissing.
Interesting Facts about December
- Walt Disney, the legend, was born on December 5, 1901. At the age of 27, Disney released his first cartoon, Steamboat Willie, starring Mickey Mouse.
- December babies are fortunate enough to receive two unique birth flowers! Holly, which is constantly present during the holiday season, is the first of those flowers. In more recent times, it has been asserted that the red holly berries stand in for the bloody wounds that Jesus Christ sustained while being crucified to the cross.