So, that’s it. We have reached the final month of 2019, and we could not be more excited. December, the 12th month of a year like every time is going to be all about Christmas and New Year’s Eve. From bidding goodbye to 2019 to being all geared up to welcome New Year 2020, this month is all about spreading joy, happiness and positivity. While Christmas and New Year celebrations remain the highlight of December, there are other small festivals, fasts mostly related to Hindus, international days, birth and death anniversaries. Let us look at the December 2019 calendar in detail for the one last time this year.
December 1, the first day of the month is quite important both for those who follow the Hindu Panchang as well as a big health-related day. Vivah Panchami is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar and a desired Hindu wedding day. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama and Sita got married on Vivah Panchami, making it perfect day for an alliance. December 1 also marks World AIDS Day. It is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and remembering those who have died of the disease. The day ensures to remove prejudices held against those who are living with HIV / AIDS.
As we mentioned above, there are not many festivals and fasts in this month but monthly Hindu fasts that is observed. They are Masik Shivaratri, Masik Durgashatami, Sankashti Chaturthi and Pradosh Vrat. There are other significant fasts like Champa Shashthi, Mokshada Ekadashi, Guruvayur Ekadashi and Saphala Ekadashi that will see Hindu devotees observe fast. There’s a period called Kharmas or Malmas, beginning from December 13 till January 14, not considered auspicious for any important event.
Speaking of international days, there are plenty such as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, UAE National Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, World Soil Day, International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, International Civil Aviation Day, International Human Solidarity Day and more. As for important national days in India, there is National Navy Day, National Mathematics Day, Mahaparinirvan Diwas (observed to honour Dr BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary) and more. Let’s take a look at all the important December days at a glance.
December 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar
|Sr. No.||Date||Day||Fasts/Festivals/ National/International Days|
|1.||December 1||Sunday||Vivah Panchami, Naga Panchami* Telugu, World AIDS Day,|
|2.||December 2||Monday||Skanda Sashti, Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, UAE National Day|
|3.||December 3||Tuesday||Masik Durgashtami, International Day of Persons with Disabilities|
|5.||December 5||Thursday||World Soil Day, International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development|
|6.||December 6||Friday||Mahaparinirvan Diwas|
|7.||December 7||Saturday||International Civil Aviation Day|
|8.||December 8||Sunday||Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Matsya Dwadashi, Guruvayur Ekadashi|
|9.||December 9||Monday||Pradosh Vrat, Hanuman Jayanti* Kannada, International Anti-Corruption Day|
|10.||December 10||Tuesday||Karthigai Deepam, Human Rights Day|
|11.||December 11||Wednesday||Margashirsha Purnima Vrat, Anvadhan, Dattatreya Jayanti, Rohini Vrat, International Mountain Day|
|12.||December 12||Thursday||Margashirsha Purnima, Ishti, Annapurna Jayanti, Bhairavi Jayanti|
|13.||December 13||Friday||Pausha Begins* North|
|14.||December 14||Saturday||Monkey Day|
|15.||December 15||Sunday||Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi|
|16.||December 16||Monday||Dhanu Sankranti, Victory day of Bangladesh|
|18.||December 18||Wednesday||International Migrants Day|
|20.||December 20||Friday||International Human Solidarity Day|
|22.||December 22||Sunday||Saphala Ekadashi, Shortest Day of Year, National Mathematics Day (India)|
|23.||December 23||Monday||Pradosh Vrat, Festivus|
|24.||December 24||Tuesday||Masik Shivaratri|
|25.||December 25||Wednesday||Merry Christmas, Darsha Amavasya, Anvadhan|
|26.||December 26||Thursday||Pausha Amavasya, Ishti, Surya Grahan* Valayakara, Hanuman Jayanti* Tamil|
|27.||December 27||Friday||Chandra Darshan, Mandala Pooja|
|30.||December 30||Monday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|31.||December 31||Tuesday||New Year’s Eve, Skanda Sashti|
Once again, the month belongs to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. People have already planned their holidays to ring in Merry Christmas and New Year 2020. This is the time of the year when one feels a mix of nervousness, a bit of sadness and a lot of excitement. Do make sure to bookmark this page and get all the information on holiday and festival updates. Do visit this section as we will also return with the monthly calendar of January 2020. Yes folks, see you in New Year and for now Happy December!