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List of December Holidays in 2019
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December is the last month of the year and most of India experiences the winter season during this time. Schools, colleges and academic institutions close for winter vacation and the pleasant weather during this time is utilized by many for going on vacations. This month infuses the spirit of festivity in people as they eagerly wait for a new year to begin. Here are the most common holidays in December.

List of Holidays in December in 2019

Date Day Festival Comments
03 December  Tuesday World Disabled Day Tripura
03 December Tuesday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
19 December Wednesday Goa Liberation Day Goa
25 December  Wednesday Christmas Day All states
26 December  Thursday Boxing Day  
26 December  Thursday Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana

Bank Holidays in December 2019

Date Day Festivals Remarks
03 - 12 - 2019 Tuesday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
05 - 12 - 2019 Thursday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti J&K
12 - 12 - 2019 Thursday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangama Meghalaya
18 - 12 - 2019 Wednesday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chattisgarh
08 - 12 - 2019 Sunday Death Anniversary of U Soso Tham  
19 - 12 - 2019 Thursday Liberation Day Goa, Daman, and Diu
25 - 12 - 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day National
26 - 12 - 2019 Thursday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana
26 - 12 - 2019 Thursday Boxing Day Mizoram, Meghalaya
30 - 12 - 2019 Monday Tamu Losar Sikkim
30 - 12 - 2019 Monday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
31 - 12 - 2019 Tuesday New Year's Eve Manipur


Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.

Description of Holidays in December

World Disabled Day: World Disabled Day is internationally celebrated in order to promote awareness about physically challenged people and sensitize the issue. Tripura takes an active initiative at this cause. Various competitions are organized to encourage the talent and skills of disabled people.

Feast of St Francis Xavier: This is a famous Christian festival celebrated in Goa. It is celebrated every year from 21st November to 2nd January and attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the nation. The body of the deceased saint is kept at Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa.

Goa Liberation Day: Goa Liberation Day is an important and historical celebration in Goa. It marks the day when Goa got its independence from the exploitative Portuguese dominance. The day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare including processions and cultural programs.

Christmas Day: The biggest festival of Christians, Christmas marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and is celebrated with Christmas trees, Church mass, carols, hymns, and gifts. It's a party time when even people from other religions participate in the festivities. Some states also observe a holiday on the day after Christmas, i.e., Boxing day.