December is a month of celebrations and holidays. The list of December holidays for 2010 includes much more than just the standard holidays. For most everyone, there is something to celebrate in December holidays for 2010.
Month-long December holidays 2010
The December Holidays for 2010 include several month-long celebrations. December is Universal Human Rights Month, a month to recognize and work toward human rights for all. December is also Safe Toys and Gifts Month. With thousands of toys being both given and received during the month of December, this is an especially appropriate December holiday. Every year, a list of dangerous toys is released, encouraging only safe toys to be given as gifts.
Nonreligious December holidays 2010
The first day of December is World AIDS day. This is a day to raise awareness of AIDS infections and to look for treatment. Dec. 1 is also National Pie Day. Dec. 2 is National Fritters day, and Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day. Dec. 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. December 2010 will be the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Continuing the food theme, Dec. 8 is National Brownie Day. Dec. 17 is both Wright Brothers Day and Pan-American Aviation Day, a celebration of the 107th anniversary of the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright. If you feel like being a bit odd, Dec. 18 is National Wear a Plunger on your Head Day. Dec. 21 is Forefather’s Day, as well as National Humbug Day and Look at the Bright Side Day.
Religious December holidays 2010
On sundown on Dec. 1, Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins. The Islamic New Year celebration is one of the major December holidays of 2010, beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 7 (or 1432 AH on the Islamic calendar). Dec. 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception for Catholics and many Christian sects. The Winter Solstice, a celebration of the turning of the seasons for many religions, is on Dec. 21. Festivus, a holiday started by Seinfeld, is on Dec. 23. Christmas Day is Dec. 25, which falls on a Saturday this year. Dec. 26 begins the seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa. All in all, December Holidays 2010 pack the month full of reasons to celebrate.