It’s December, and there are several December celebrations that have histories kids might like to investigate.
St. Nicholas Day (December 6th, Europe)
Bodhi Day (December 8th, Buddhists worldwide)
Republic Day/ Jamhuri Day(December 12th, Kenya)
St. Lucia Day (December 13th, Sweden)
Los Posadas (December 16th-25th, Mexico)
Winter Solstice (December 21st, Northern hemisphere)
Christmas (December 25th, Christians worldwide)
Boxing Day / St. Stephen’s Day (December 26th, UK and many Commonwealth countries, including Canada, New Zealand, & most of Australia)
Kwanzaa (December 26th – January 1st, African-Americans)
New Year’s Eve (December 31st)
December is also International Human Rights month.
* If any visitors to this blog feel there are others of merit, please let me know.