Days And Festivals In December 2016 – Get List

Get a list of days and festivals in December 2016 and celebrate with your family, friends, and colleagues.

1. International Volunteer Day

05 December, International Volunteer Day, is a day to pay special tribute to the volunteers who work to make the earth a better place. Volunteers give their time, energies and skills to change the world for an improved future. International Volunteer Day is a worldwide observance selected by the United Nations since 1985. The theme of IVD 2016 is “GlobalApplause- give volunteers a hand, recognizes volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality” (source).

2. Human Rights Day

10 December, Human Rights Day will be observed this year along with the slogan “Stand up for someone’s rights today!” Every human is born with basic human rights but disrespecting others’ rights has become a common practice in this days. To make our world a safe place for all, we have to raise our voices against any inhuman act wherever it is- in the home or outside! If we see a person is at risk of discrimination or violence, we should defend his/her rights. Get more list of Festivals in December.

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3. Mevlana Whirling Dervishes

December 10-17, Mevlana Whirling Dervishes Festival in Konya, Turkey can bring you to a sense of the divine. In this festival, you can realize the power of devotion. The dervishes in white robes and tall hats whirl in circles as a form of remembrance of the Eternity. The festival was founded by the followers of Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, and Sufi mystic.

4. Bangladesh Victory Day

16 December, National Victory Day of Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh gained the victory. Bangladesh itself and Bangladeshi in each corner of the world observe the day with enormous joy. The festival of victory continues whole the month. All the govt. and non-govt. offices are being closed during the public holiday. All the people celebrate the day with joy and paying respect to the martyrs of the liberation war. Get more list of Festivals in December.

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5. Christmas Day

25 December, Christmas is celebrated by Christians all over the world; however, this celebration is not limited in one day. Christians believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born on this day. Give and receive presents is the culture of Christmas. It brings great enjoyment, especially among children. People spend more time with family and friends and remember the good things while taking preparation for the Christmas day.

6. New Year’s Eve

31 December, New Year’s Eve is celebrated, which is also known as Old Year’s Day. The celebration generally starts from the evening on the last day of the year and continue up to New Year’s Day. People create social gatherings at the evening of the day, where they dance, eat, drink and watch fireworks to mark the New Year. Midnight of December 31, the eyes of the world start a countdown and cheer when the clocks get in touch with New Year.

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