CCWith the conclusion of the season of fall arrives the chilly yet the vibrant winter season and it signals the beginning of the month of December. According to the Julian and the Gregorian calendar, December is the last and concluding month of the winter season. Like all the other months of year December also boosts of many important dates. But the month also stores certain important interesting facts like in the Northern Hemisphere December has the shortest daylight hours of a year and each and every year December initiates on the same day of the week as September and concludes on the same day of the week as the month of April. Now, the important dates that the month of December upholds.
Raising Awareness and Concerns about Aids
An estimated 34 million people worldwide have Aids. 1 December is held as World Aids Day. On this day globally people unite to fight against the demon of HIV and express their support and care towards people who are still living with this deadly virus and also to commemorate people who have already departed.
Respecting the Differently Abled people
3 December has been recognized as International Day of People with Disability. It is a United Nations sanctioned day. The goal behind recognizing this day is to increase the understanding about people with disability and to maintain their dignity, welfare and rights.
Recognizing the Contributions of Navy
4 December is observed as Navy Day. Several nations observe this day. In India, 4 December is celebrated to observe the initiation of Operation Trident which was executed during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War. This particular operation actually ensued in the first utilization of anti-ship missiles in the region.
Amplifying the Voice against Corruption
9 December is observed as an International Anti- Corruption Day. This day raises concern about the complications and threats posed by widespread corruption in the society and the instability and threat it poses to democracies around the world and the ethical values a nation is built on.
Human Rights is Equal for Everybody
10 December is pronounced as Human Rights Day by the UN General Assembly in the year 1950.This day highlights that everyone, everywhere and at all times are eligible for their human rights. It is equal for everybody and the global human community in held together with values of human rights and continuously strives to achieve the ideals of human rights.
Celebrating the Farmers of India
23 December is observed as Farmer’s Day or Kisan Divas by Government of India from the year 2001.On this special day, farmer seminars are organized at the divisional, district and block level. It actually celebrates the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh, the renowned Kisan Leader.
Commemorating the Birth of Christ
25 December, it is time for joyous celebrations and merry making. Christmas actually observes the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and it is a religious and also cultural celebration all across the globe. It is an occasion that is celebrated by both the Christians and non-Christians with equal zeal and enthusiasm.
December is the precursor to a new beginning and a new year and holds great hope and innumerable aspirations for millions of people around the globe.