December Holidays Around the World, part 1 of 4

07 Dec December Holidays Around the World, part 1 of 4

Most of the world celebrate Christmas on December 25.  However, did you know that there are many other global holidays celebrated in December as well?  This month, data2insight will be highlighting a few of those holidays.

Hanukkah.  This year, Hanukkah starts on December 10 and runs through December 18, traditionally happening on the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Jewish calendar.  Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration of a story of miraculous provision. Each night, another candle is lit on the menorah, and sometimes gifts are exchanged at the same time. (source)   Learn more about Hanukkah here.

Yule.  This holiday runs December 21 through January 1.  Yule, also known as Yuletide, a holiday with over a millennium of history and traditions, much of which formed the basis of what many know today as Christmas traditions. (source)  It has spawned a number of Christmas traditions, such as the yule log.  (source)  Yule is set to start on the day of the winter solstice. (source)  Learn more about Yule here.

Join data2insight as we continue to learn about the holidays around the world and how they are celebrated.