Are you looking for December holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?
Are you a small business owner or marketer?
Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of December holidays, observances, and special dates to promote.
Get ready for a fun-filled December with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!
From national holidays like Christmas to more obscure celebrations like National Ugly Sweater Day, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your customers will thank you for it!
From December 1-31, there are over 200 holidays and special observances to choose from!
December is the perfect month to celebrate with family and friends or to promote your business on social media.
The twelfth month of the year is a great month to get creative with your marketing and engage with your customers and followers.
Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in December.
– Winter Solstice
– National Cotton Candy Day
– International Civil Aviation Day
– National Candy Cane Day
– New Year’s Eve
Be sure to take advantage of all the special discounts, promotions, and content ideas that come along with these holidays in December!
So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.
Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in December below.
Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in December 2023. Happy December!
Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts
Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.
Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.
Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas will give it a “like.”
Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you just need to join the conversation.
You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.
Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:
- Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
- Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
- Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
- Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
- Run a contest related to the holiday
- Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday
With this list of December holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for December that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.
For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.
When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using.
That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)
Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.
Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.
For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement.
Holiday Hashtags for Social Media
When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.
Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.
To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.
Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.
Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media.
However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post.
If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays.
Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.
List of December 2023 Holidays
In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.
Scroll down to view all 200+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.
- December Public Holidays
- December Religious Holidays
- December Monthly Observances
- December Weekly Observances
- December Daily Observances
December 2023 Public Holidays
This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
|December 21||1st Day of Winter||#WinterSolstice||North America & UK|
|December 22||December Solstice||#SummerSolstice||Australia|
|December 24||Christmas Eve||#ChristmasEve||Worldwide|
|December 25||Christmas Day||#Christmas||Worldwide|
|December 26||Boxing Day||#BoxingDay||Australia, Canada, UK|
|December 26||Proclamation Day||#ProclamationDay||South Australia|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve||#NYE||Worldwide|
December 2023 Religious Holidays
|December 3||First Sunday of Advent||#Advent||Christian|
|December 8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception||#ImmaculateConception||Christian|
|December 8||Hanukkah Begins||#Hanukkah||Jewish|
|December 12||Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe||#OurLadyGuadalupe||Christian|
|December 15||Hanukkah Ends||#Hanukkah||Jewish|
|December 22||Asarah B’Tevet||#Asarahbtevet||Jewish|
|December 24||Christmas Eve||#ChristmasEve||Christian|
December 2023 Monthly Observances
|Bingo’s Birthday Month|
|HIV/AIDS Awareness Month|
|MADD Tie One On For Safety|
|National Car Donation Month|
|National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month|
|National Impaired Driving Prevention Month|
|National Pear Month|
|National Tie Month|
|National Write A Business Plan Month|
|Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month|
|Safe Toys and Gifts Month|
|Spiritual Literacy Month|
|Universal Human Rights Month|
|Worldwide Food Service Safety Month|
|Write a Friend Month|
|Youngsters on The Air (YOTA) Month|
December 2023 Weekly Observances
|Dec. 1 – 7||Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week|
|Dec. 3 – 9||Clerc-Gallaudet Week|
|Dec. 3 – 9||National Cookie Cutter Week|
|Dec. 3 – 9||National Handwashing Awareness Week|
|Dec. 3 – 9||Older Driver Safety Awareness Week|
|Dec. 3 – 9||Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week|
|Dec. 4 – 10||Computer Science Education Week|
|Dec. 10 – 16||Human Rights Week|
|Dec. 14 – Jan. 5||Christmas Bird Count|
|Dec. 17 – 23||Gluten-free Baking Week|
|Dec. 17 – 23||Saturnalia|
|Dec. 26 – Jan. 1||Kwanzaa|
December 2023 Daily Observances
|December 1||Bartender Appreciation Day||#BartenderAppreciationDay|
|December 1||Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day||#BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay|
|December 1||Civil Air Patrol Day||#CivilAirPatrolDay|
|December 1||Day Without Art Day||#DayWithoutArt|
|December 1||Eat a Red Apple Day||#EatARedAppleDay|
|December 1||Faux Fur Friday||#FauxFurFriday|
|December 1||National Christmas Lights Day||#ChristmasLightsDay|
|December 1||National Pie Day||#NationalPieDay|
|December 1||Rosa Parks Day||#RosaParksDay|
|December 1||World AIDS Day||#WorldAidsDay|
|December 2||International Day for the Abolition of Slavery||#DayForTheAbolitionOfSlavery|
|December 2||National Fritters Day||#NationalFrittersDay|
|December 2||National Mutt Day||#NationalMuttDay|
|December 2||National Rhubarb Vodka Day||#RhubarbVodkaDay|
|December 2||Safety Razor Day||#SafetyRazorDay|
|December 2||Skywarn Recognition Day||#SkywarnRecognitionDay|
|December 2||Special Education Day||#SpecialEducationDay|
|December 2||Special Kids Day||#SpecialKidsDay|
|December 3||International Day of Persons with Disabilities||#DisabilityDay|
|December 3||Let’s Hug Day||#LetsHugDay|
|December 3||Make a Gift Day||#MakeAGiftDay|
|December 3||National Roof Over Your Head Day||#RoofOverYourHeadDay|
|December 4||National Cookie Day||#NationalCookieDay|
|December 4||National Dice Day||#NationalDiceDay|
|December 4||National Sock Day||#NationalSockDay|
|December 4||Wear Brown Shoes Day||#WearBrownShoesDay|
|December 4||World Wildlife Conservation Day||#WildlifeConservationDay|
|December 5||AFL-CIO Day||#AflCioDay|
|December 5||Bathtub Party Day||#BathtubPartyDay|
|December 5||International Ninja Day||#InternationalNinjaDay|
|December 5||International Volunteer Day||#VolunteerDay|
|December 5||National Sacher Torte Day||#NationalSacherTorteDay|
|December 5||Repeal Day||#RepealDay|
|December 5||World Soil Day||#WorldSoilDay|
|December 5||World Trick Shot Day||#TrickShotDay|
|December 6||Miners’ Day||#NationalMinersDay|
|December 6||Mitten Tree Day||#MittenTreeDay|
|December 6||National Gazpacho Day||#NationalGazpachoDay|
|December 6||National Microwave Oven Day||#MicrowaveOvenDay|
|December 6||National Pawnbrokers Day||#NationalPawnbrokersDay|
|December 6||Put on Your Own Shoes Day||#PutOnYourOwnShoesDay|
|December 6||St. Nicholas Day||#StNicholasDay|
|December 7||International Civil Aviation Day||#CivilAviationDay|
|December 7||Letter Writing Day||#LetterWritingDay|
|December 7||National Cotton Candy Day||#NationalCottonCandyDay|
|December 7||National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day||#PearlHarborRemembranceDay|
|December 8||National Brownie Day||#NationalBrownieDay|
|December 8||National Salesperson’s Day||#SalespersonsDay|
|December 8||Official Lost & Found Day||#OfficialLostAndFoundDay|
|December 8||Pansexual and Panromantic Pride Day||#PansexualAwarenessDay|
|December 8||Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day||#PretendToBeATimeTraveler|
|December 8||World Pear Day||#WorldPearDay|
|December 9||Christmas Card Day||#ChristmasCardDay|
|December 9||Gingerbread Decorating Day||#GingerbreadDecoratingDay|
|December 9||International Anti-Corruption Day||#AntiCorruptionDay|
|December 9||International Shareware Day||#SharewareDay|
|December 9||National Llama Day||#LlamaDay|
|December 9||National Pastry Day||#NationalPastryDay|
|December 9||Weary Willie Day||#WearyWillieDay|
|December 9||World Techno Day||#WorldTechnoDay|
|December 10||Dewey Decimal System Day||#DeweyDecimalSystemDay|
|December 10||Human Rights Day||#HumanRightsDay|
|December 10||National Lager Day||#NationalLagerDay|
|December 10||Nobel Prize Day||#NobelPrizeDay|
|December 10||World Choral Day||#WorldChoralDay|
|December 10||Worldwide Candle Lighting Day||#CandleLightingDay|
|December 11||Green Monday||#GreenMonday|
|December 11||International Mountain Day||#MountainDay|
|December 11||National App Day||#NationalAppDay|
|December 11||National Noodle Ring Day||#NationalNoodleRingDay|
|December 12||Gingerbread House Day||#GingerbreadHouseDay|
|December 12||National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day||#12HourFreshBreathDay|
|December 12||National Ambrosia Day||#NationalAmbrosiaDay|
|December 12||National Ding-a-Ling Day||#NationalDingALingDay|
|December 12||National Poinsettia Day||#NationalPoinsettiaDay|
|December 13||National Cocoa Day||#NationalCocoaDay|
|December 13||National Day Of The Horse||#NationalDayoftheHorse|
|December 13||National Violin Day||#NationalViolinDay|
|December 13||Pick A Pathologist Pal Day||#PickAPathologistPalDay|
|December 13||U.S. National Guard Birthday||#NationalGuardBirthday|
|December 14||Monkey Day||#MonkeyDay|
|December 14||National Bouillabaisse Day||#BouillabaisseDay|
|December 14||Roast Chestnuts Day||#RoastChestNutsDay|
|December 15||Bill of Rights Day||#BillOfRightsDay|
|December 15||Cat Herders’ Day||#CatHerdersDay|
|December 15||International Tea Day||#TeaDay|
|December 15||National Cupcake Day||#NationalCupcakeDay|
|December 15||National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day||#UglyChristmasSweaterDay|
|December 15||National Ugly Sweater Day||#UglySweaterDay|
|December 15||National Wear Your Pearls Day||#NationalWearYourPearlsDay|
|December 15||Underdog Day||#UnderdogDay|
|December 16||Barbie and Barney Backlash Day||#BarbieAndBarneyBacklashDay|
|December 16||National Chocolate Covered Anything Day||#ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay|
|December 16||National Wreaths Across America Day||#WreathsAcrossAmericaDay|
|December 17||National Maple Syrup Day||#MapleSyrupDay|
|December 17||Pan American Aviation Day||#PanAmericanAviationDay|
|December 17||Wright Brothers Day||#WrightBrothersDay|
|December 18||Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day||#AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay|
|December 18||Arabic Language Day||#ArabicLanguageDay|
|December 18||International Migrants Day||#MigrantsDay|
|December 18||National Roast Suckling Pig Day||#RoastSucklingPigDay|
|December 19||Look for an Evergreen Day||#LookforanEvergreenDay|
|December 19||National Emo Day||#EmoDay|
|December 19||National Hard Candy Day||#NationalHardCandyDay|
|December 19||National Oatmeal Muffin Day||#OatmealMuffinDay|
|December 20||Games Day||#GamesDay|
|December 20||Go Caroling Day||#GoCarolingDay|
|December 20||International Human Solidarity Day||#HumanSolidarityDay|
|December 20||Mudd Day||#MuddDay|
|December 20||National Sangria Day||#NationalSangriaDay|
|December 21||Anne and Samantha Day||#AnneSamanthaDay|
|December 21||Crossword Puzzle Day||#CrosswordPuzzleDa|
|December 21||Don’t Make Your Bed Day||#Don’tMakeYourBedDay|
|December 21||First Day of Winter / Winter Solstice||#FirstDayofWinter|
|December 21||Forefathers’ Day||#ForefathersDay|
|December 21||Humbug Day||#HumbugDay|
|December 21||International Dalek Remembrance Day||#DalekRemembranceDay|
|December 21||National Coquito Day||#CoquitoDay|
|December 21||National Flashlight Day||#NationalFlashlightDay|
|December 21||National French Fried Shrimp Day||#FrenchFriedShrimpDay|
|December 21||National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day||#HomelessPersonsRemembranceDay|
|December 21||National Regifting Day||#NationalReGiftingDay|
|December 21||Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day||#PhileasFoggWinAWagerDay|
|December 21||Short Girl Appreciation Day||#ShortGirlAppreciationDay|
|December 21||Yule Begins||#Yule|
|December 22||National Cookie Exchange Day||#CookieExchangeDay|
|December 22||National Date Nut Bread Day||#DateNutBreadDay|
|December 23||National Pfeffernusse Day||#NationalPfeffernusseDay|
|December 23||National Roots Day||#NationalRootsDay|
|December 24||National Eggnog Day||#NationalEggnogDay|
|December 25||National Pumpkin Pie Day||#NationalPumpkinPieDay|
|December 25||No “L” Day||#NoLDay|
|December 26||National Candy Cane Day||#NationalCandyCaneDay|
|December 26||National Thank You Note Day||#NationalThankYouNoteDay|
|December 26||National Whiner’s Day||#NationalWhinersDay|
|December 27||Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day||#MakeCutOutSnowflakesDay|
|December 27||National Fruitcake Day||#NationalFruitcakeDay|
|December 27||Visit The Zoo Day||#VisitTheZooDay|
|December 28||Holy Innocents’ Day||#HolyInnocentsDay|
|December 28||National Call a Friend Day||#CallAFriendDay|
|December 28||National Card Playing Day||#CardPlayingDay|
|December 28||National Chocolate Candy Day||#ChocolateCandyDay|
|December 28||National Download Day||#DownloadDay|
|December 28||National Short Film Day||#ShortFilmDay|
|December 28||Pledge of Allegiance Day||#PledgeOfAllegianceDay|
|December 29||National Pepper Pot Day||#NationalPepperPotDay|
|December 29||No Interruptions Day||#NoInterruptionsDay|
|December 29||Still Need To Do Day||#StillNeedToDoDay|
|December 29||Tick Tock Day||#TickTockDay|
|December 30||Bacon Day||#BaconDay|
|December 30||Falling Needles Family Fest Day||#FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay|
|December 30||National Bicarbonate of Soda Day||#BicarbonateOfSodaDay|
|December 31||Make Up Your Mind Day||#MakeUpYourMindDay|
|December 31||National Champagne Day||#NationalChampagneDay|
|December 31||Universal Hour of Peace Day||#HourOfPeaceDay|
|December 31||World Peace Meditation Day||#PeaceMeditationDay|
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January 2024 Holidays
The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for January 2024 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/January-Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2024 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
The month of December is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content.
From Christmas to Winter Solictic, there are plenty of hashtags and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.
And don’t forget about using monthly, weekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!
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