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National December Holidays 2024

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December 2024 Calendar of Fun Workplace Holidays

2024 December National Holidays for the Workplace


December is the month of the year that is a sprint to the holidays! With Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa back to back, we cap off the month with New Years Eve and the count-down to the new year.

Other fun notable holidays are Gingerbread House Day on December 12th, Sales Person Appreciation Day on Friday, December 8th.

On Dec. 3, get into the holiday spirit for Make a Gift Day. Offices can also get ready for the holiday break by observing a non-denominational Ugly Sweater Day on Dec. 15th, with prizes for all involved or those who bring in the sweaters that are truly the ugliest.

Finally, because Christmas falls on a Monday this year, make sure workers come back to the office on Tuesday with a bit of extra recognition on Thank You Note Day, celebrated every Dec. 26.

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Notable December Global Holidays

Here are the most common month long global observances in December:

  • Bingo Month
  • Human Rights Month
  • World Food Service Safety Month
  • Write a Friend Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Religious and Secular gift-giving holidays seem to last all month long

December Weekly Holidays

There are so many holidays in December, some spanning an entire week! Let's take a look at some of the most celebrated December weekly holidays:

  • Hanukkah
  • National Handwashing Awareness week
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week
  • Human Rights Week
  • Kwanzaa

Other December Holidays, Celebrations, and National Days

National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day calls for everyone to load up their pancakes, crepes, waffles, and toast with butter and hearty maple syrup. Originating from the xylem sap of the sugar maple, red or black maple trees, the starch is converted to sugar that rises from within the sap. Heat is then applied to evaporate the water away from the concentrated syrup that we all love today. It was first collected and processed by the indigenous peoples of North America, but extraction methods have grown and refined since its earliest origins.

National Cotton Candy Day

December 7ths marks a day Americans celebrate the delightfully sweet and stringy treat that's spun around the hearts of children of all ages since the 1400s. While a staple at carnivals and events, it is also associated with zoos, circuses, and professional sporting events where this light and airy fairy floss brings back nostalgic memories and smiles to our faces.

National Candy Cane Day

As early as the 1860s, candy canes have been associated with the Christmas holiday season. We love hanging them on our Christmas Trees each year or tucking them in our stockings, but there is also a day specifically tailored to recognizing the importance of this minty treat. December 26 is the date we choose to celebrate candy canes and thank you notes. So why not combine both this holiday season?

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

In a month full of candies and sweets, it's great that we also have a national day to recognize a healthier breakfast item with National Oatmeal Muffin Day. Oatmeal is known as a "heart-healthy" ingredient full of nutritious value. So on December 19th, be sure to choose one of these over one of the many unhealthy options you might typically go for.

December is a Month Full of Holidays and wacky activities. Which will You Celebrate from the list below?

  • New Year's Eve (Final Day of the Final Month of the Year)
  • Winter Solstice
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • National Cocoa Day
  • National Pastry Day
  • National Fruitcake Day
  • National Lager Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
  • National Cookie Day
  • National Eggnog Day
  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

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