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.
|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|
|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.