Important World Days: National And International Days In December

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National And International Days In December

The month of December is the twelfth and last of the year. In December, there are several important international and national days.

Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21 or 22 (December solstice).

Below is a list of important national and international days for December 2021, including themes, how they are celebrated, etc. 

Several competitive exams include a section on General Awareness. In addition to helping you prepare for assessments, this list may enhance your knowledge.

Important World Days: National And International Days In December

Important World Days: National And International Days In December
Important World Days: National And International Days In December

1 December – World AIDS Day

A global call to end the HIV epidemic is issued on World AIDS Day every year on 1 December. 1988 was the first year it was celebrated. 

This year’s theme is The “Equalize” slogan. It is a call to action. It is a prompt for all of us to work for the proven practical actions needed to address inequalities and help end AIDS. 

These include: Increasing the availability, quality and suitability of services for HIV treatment, testing and prevention so that everyone is well-served.

2 December – National Pollution Control Day

The 2 December is National Pollution Control Day, a day dedicated to bringing awareness to pollution and its hazards. 

The Bhopal gas disaster is regarded as one of the biggest industrial disasters in history and is observed on this day in memory of the victims. 

A gas leak caused the death of about 4000 people and adversely affected the health of lakhs of people on 2 December 1984 at the (UCIL) Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal. Despite the disaster’s aftermath, the effects remain.

2 December – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

This day is meant to raise awareness of modern slavery that violates human rights. Are you aware that there are more than 40 million victims of modern slavery globally?

As a result of threats, violence, coercion, and abuse of power, people are forced to accept situations of exploitation.

2 December – World Computer Literacy Day

Aimed at encouraging children and women in India to develop technological skills, it is observed on December 2.

Read: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities/World Day of the Handicapped 

The  (IDPD) International Day of People with Disability is also known as World Day of the Handicapped. 

People with disabilities are celebrated on 3 December in order to raise awareness about understanding and accepting them. 

The theme this year is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“.

4 December – Indian Navy Day

In recognition of the Navy’s role, accomplishments, and challenges, Indian Navy Day is celebrated every 4 December.

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    5 December – International Volunteer Day

    Every year, the International Volunteer Day (IVD) falls on the 5th of December.

    Volunteers and organizations can use this day to recognize their efforts, values and promote their work among their communities. 

    5 December – World Soil Day

    5 December is World Soil Day, a day dedicated to promoting soil health, healthy ecosystems, and human well-being.

    6 December – BR Ambedkar’s Death Anniversary

    On 6 December 1956, Dr. BR Ambedkar passed away. This day commemorates his contributions to society and his accomplishments. 

    6 December – National Microwave Oven Day

    The 6 December holiday commemorates the invention that makes cooking and reheating food more convenient and faster for people.

    7 December – Armed Forces Flag Day

    Each year on 7 December, the Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated across the country as a way to collect funds from the people and honor the martyrs and men who fought bravely on the borders to defend the country.

    7 December – International Civil Aviation Day

    ICAO observes International Civil Aviation Day on 7 December worldwide to raise awareness about the role that civil aviation plays in international transportation and its importance to social and economic development.

    9 December – International Anti-Corruption Day

    Every year, the 9th of December is observed as International Anti-Corruption Day to highlight how corruption affects  education, health, justice, prosperity, democracy, and development.

    10 December – Human Rights Day

    The 10th of December is Human Rights Day. In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

    The purpose of this day is to protect all people’s fundamental human rights and their basic freedoms.

    10 December – Death Anniversary of Alfred Nobel

    Nobel Prizes were founded by Alfred Nobel, a famous scientist, inventor, businessman, and inventor. In addition to being an engineer, his father was also an inventor. 

    The date of his birth was October 21, 1833, and the date of his death was December 10, 1869. In addition to dynamite, he also invented explosives that were more powerful. 

    11 December – International Mountain Day

    On 11 December each year, we celebrate International Mountain Day to educate children and people about how mountains provide fresh water, clean energy, food, and recreation. 

    The theme of this year’s International Mountain Day is ‘Women move mountains’. The role of women in mountain areas is crucial to protecting the environment and promoting social and economic development.

    11 December – UNICEF Day

    The United Nations observes this day every year on the 11th of December. As the name suggests, UNICEF is the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. 

    12 December – Universal Health Coverage Day

    12 December was designated International Health Coverage Day (UHC) by United Nations resolution 72/138 on 12 December 2017. 

    With multi-stakeholder partners, the purpose of celebrating World Health Day is to spread awareness of the importance of resilient and strong health systems.

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      14 December – National Energy Conservation Day

      On 14 December, energy conservation and the need for energy are celebrated to raise public awareness. 

      In 1991, the Ministry of Power’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) began celebrating it every year on 14 December. 

      16 December- Vijay Diwas

      On 16 December, India celebrates Vijay Diwas to commemorate and strengthen the role of the armed forces in defending the nation. 

      On December 16th 1971, thirteen days after the war began, India acquired a clear upper hand. 

      As a result of the surrender signed by the Eastern Command of the Pakistani military on 16 December 1971 in Dhaka, East Pakistan became the new nation of Bangladesh.

      18 December – Minorities Rights Day in India

      Observed on 18 December, Minorities Rights Day in India promotes and preserves the rights of minority communities. The day is dedicated to issues related to the safety of minorities in the state. 

      People are informed and educated about them on this day through campaigns, seminars, and events.

      18 December – International Migrants Day

      To raise awareness about migrants and refugees, 18 December is celebrated as International Migrants Day.

      In memory of migrants and refugees who have died or disappeared en route to a safe haven, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for international solidarity.

      19 December – Goa’s Liberation Day

      Every year, Goa celebrates Liberation Day on 19 December.

      It was on this date in 1961 that Goa was liberated from Portuguese dominion following a military operation and an extended freedom movement. 

      The day commemorates the Indian armed forces’ contribution to Goa’s freedom from Portuguese rule.

      20 December – International Human Solidarity Day

      In order to emphasize the importance of unity in diversity, International Human Solidarity Day is commemorated every year on 20 December. 

      People are also reminded to work together to fight poverty, hunger, and disease on this day.

      22 December – National Mathematics Day

      Annually on 22 December, National Mathematics Day observes the birth anniversary of the eminent mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. 

      Mathematical fields and branches of mathematics were among his most notable contributions. It was the 22nd of December 1887 when he was born in Erode (today’s Tamil Nadu).

      23 December – Kisan Diwas

      It is celebrated across the country on 23 December to mark the birth anniversary of the former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh, also known as Kisan Divas or National Farmer’s Day. 

      Different events, seminars, functions, and competitions are organized to educate the public about agriculture and its importance.

      24 December – National Consumer Rights Day

      On 24 December, National Consumer Rights Day is observed across the country with a specific theme. 

      This day, the president had assented to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The event is undoubtedly considered a landmark in the country’s consumer movement. 

      Consumer rights and responsibilities are also highlighted on this day.

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        25 December – Christmas Day

        On 25 December every year, Christians celebrate Christmas Day to commemorate Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary.

        25 December – Good Governance Day (India)

        As part of the celebration of India’s Good Governance Day on 25 December, we remember the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was a poet, a humanist, a statesman, and a great leader in his lifetime.

        On 16 August 2018, he died at the age of 93. To raise awareness among the people of India about accountability in governance, the Good Governance Day was created in 2014 as a tribute to the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

        31 December – New Year’s Eve

        The year ends on 31st December according to the Gregorian calendar. A celebration of the New Year takes place throughout the evening, with people dancing, eating, singing, etc.

        International Days In December: In A Nutshell

        Day And DatesName of Important Days
        1 DecemberWorld AIDS Day
        2 DecemberNational Pollution Control Day
        2 DecemberInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
        2 DecemberWorld Computer Literacy Day
        3 DecemberWorld Day of the Handicapped
        4 DecemberIndian Navy Day
        5 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day
        5 DecemberWorld Soil Day
        7 DecemberArmed Forces Flag Day
        6 DecemberBR Ambedkar’s Death Anniversary
        6 DecemberNational Microwave Oven Day
        7 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day
        9 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day
        10 DecemberHuman Rights Day
        11 DecemberInternational Mountain Day
        16 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day
        16 DecemberVijay Diwas
        18 DecemberMinorities Rights Day (India)
        18 DecemberInternational Migrants Day
        19 DecemberGoa’s Liberation Day
        20 DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
        22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day
        23 DecemberKisan Diwas
        24 DecemberNational Consumer Rights Day
        25 DecemberChristmas
        25 DecemberGood Governance Day (India)
        31 DecemberNew Year’s Eve

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