December 2022 Holidays + Fun, Weird and Special Dates

Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Looking for holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of holidays, observances, and special dates for December 2022.

The list includes more than 190+ different holidays and observances to celebrate in December.

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Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts

Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.

Holiday posts were easy to create and they always received more “likes” than any other post.

Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas will give it a “like.”

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For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement, but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.

When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using. 

That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source) Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.

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For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement. 

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

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Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media. 

However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post. 

If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays. 

Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.

List of December 2022 Holidays

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 290+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

December 2022 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
December 211st Day of Winter#WinterSolsticeNorth America & UK
December 22December Solstice#SummerSolsticeAustralia
December 24Christmas Eve#ChristmasEveWorldwide
December 25Christmas Day#ChristmasWorldwide
December 26Boxing Day#BoxingDayAustralia, Canada, UK
December 26Proclamation Day#ProclamationDaySouth Australia
December 31New Year’s Eve#NYEWorldwide

December 2022 Religious Holidays

December 8Feast of the Immaculate Conception#ImmaculateConceptionChristian
December 12Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe#OurLadyGuadalupeChristian
December 18Hanukkah Begins#HanukkahJewish
December 24Christmas Eve#ChristmasEveChristian
December 25Christmas#ChristmasChristian
December 26Hanukkah Ends#HanukkahJewish

December 2022 Monthly Observances

Bingo’s Birthday Month
Buckwheat Month
HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
MADD Tie One On For Safety
National Car Donation Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
National Pear Month
National Tie Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Youngsters on The Air (YOTA) Month

Decemeber 2022 Weekly Observances

Dec. 1 – 7Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week
Dec. 4 – 10Clerc-Gallaudet Week
Dec. 4 – 10Human Rights Week
Dec. 4 – 10National Cookie Cutter Week
Dec. 4 – 10National Handwashing Awareness Week
Dec. 4 – 10Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Dec. 4 – 10Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week
Dec. 5 – 11Computer Science Education Week
Dec. 14 – Jan. 5Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 17 – 23Saturnalia
Dec. 18 – 24Gluten-free Baking Week

December 2022 Daily Observances

December 1Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day#BifocalsAtTheMonitorLiberationDay
December 1Civil Air Patrol Day#CivilAirPatrolDay
December 1Day Without Art Day#DayWithoutArt
December 1Eat a Red Apple Day#EatARedAppleDay
December 1National Christmas Lights Day#ChristmasLightsDay
December 1National Pie Day#NationalPieDay
December 1Rosa Parks Day#RosaParksDay
December 1World AIDS Day#WorldAidsDay
December 2Bartender Appreciation Day#BartenderAppreciationDay
December 2Faux Fur Friday#FauxFurFriday
December 2International Day for the Abolition of Slavery#DayForTheAbolitionOfSlavery
December 2National Fritters Day#NationalFrittersDay
December 2National Mutt Day#NationalMuttDay
December 2Safety Razor Day#SafetyRazorDay
December 2Special Education Day#SpecialEducationDay
December 2Special Kids Day#SpecialKidsDay
December 3International Day of Persons with Disabilities#DisabilityDay
December 3Make a Gift Day#MakeAGiftDay
December 3National Rhubarb Vodka Day#RhubarbVodkaDay
December 3National Roof Over Your Head Day#RoofOverYourHeadDay
December 3Skywarn Recognition Day#SkywarnRecognitionDay
December 4National Cookie Day#NationalCookieDay
December 4National Dice Day#NationalDiceDay
December 4National Sock Day#NationalSockDay
December 4Wear Brown Shoes Day#WearBrownShoesDay
December 4Wildlife Conservation Day#WildlifeConservationDay
December 5AFL-CIO Day#AflCioDay
December 5Bathtub Party Day#BathtubPartyDay
December 5International Ninja Day#InternationalNinjaDay
December 5International Volunteer Day#VolunteerDay
December 5National Sacher Torte Day#NationalSacherTorteDay
December 5Repeal Day#RepealDay
December 5World Soil Day#WorldSoilDay
December 6Miners’ Day#NationalMinersDay
December 6Mitten Tree Day#MittenTreeDay
December 6National Gazpacho Day#NationalGazpachoDay
December 6National Microwave Oven Day#MicrowaveOvenDay
December 6National Pawnbrokers Day#NationalPawnbrokersDay
December 6Put on Your Own Shoes Day#PutOnYourOwnShoesDay
December 6St. Nicholas Day#StNicholasDay
December 6World Trick Shot Day#TrickShotDay
December 7International Civil Aviation Day#CivilAviationDay
December 7Letter Writing Day#LetterWritingDay
December 7National Cotton Candy Day#NationalCottonCandyDay
December 7National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day#PearlHarborRemembranceDay
December 8National Brownie Day#NationalBrownieDay
December 8Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day#PretendToBeATimeTraveler
December 8World Pear Day#WorldPearDay
December 9Christmas Card Day#ChristmasCardDay
December 9International Anti-Corruption Day#AntiCorruptionDay
December 9National Llama Day#LlamaDay
December 9National Pastry Day#NationalPastryDay
December 9National Salesperson’s Day#SalespersonsDay
December 9Official Lost & Found Day#OfficialLostAndFoundDay
December 9Weary Willie Day#WearyWillieDay
December 9World Techno Day#WorldTechnoDay
December 10Dewey Decimal System Day#DeweyDecimalSystemDay
December 10Gingerbread Decorating Day#GingerbreadDecoratingDay
December 10Human Rights Day#HumanRightsDay
December 10International Shareware Day#SharewareDay
December 10National Lager Day#NationalLagerDay
December 10Nobel Prize Day#NobelPrizeDay
December 11International Mountain Day#MountainDay
December 11National App Day#NationalAppDay
December 11National Noodle Ring Day#NationalNoodleRingDay
December 11World Choral Day#WorldChoralDay
December 11Worldwide Candle Lighting Day#CandleLightingDay
December 12Gingerbread House Day#GingerbreadHouseDay
December 12Green Monday#GreenMonday
December 12National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day#12HourFreshBreathDay
December 12National Ambrosia Day#NationalAmbrosiaDay
December 12National Ding-a-Ling Day#NationalDingALingDay
December 12Poinsettia Day#NationalPoinsettiaDay
December 13National Cocoa Day#NationalCocoaDay
December 13National Day Of The Horse#DayOfTheHorse
December 13National Violin Day#NationalViolinDay
December 13Pick A Pathologist Pal Day#PickAPathologistPalDay
December 13U.S. National Guard Birthday#NationalGuardBirthday
December 14Monkey Day#MonkeyDay
December 14National Bouillabaisse Day#BouillabaisseDay
December 15Bill of Rights Day#BillOfRightsDay
December 15Cat Herders’ Day#CatHerdersDay
December 15International Tea Day#TeaDay
December 15National Cupcake Day#NationalCupcakeDay
December 15National Wear Your Pearls Day#NationalWearYourPearlsDay
December 16Barbie and Barney Backlash Day#BarbieAndBarneyBacklashDay
December 16National Chocolate Covered Anything Day#ChocolateCoveredAnythingDay
December 16National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day#UglyChristmasSweaterDay
December 16Underdog Day#UnderdogDay
December 17National Maple Syrup Day#MapleSyrupDay
December 17National Wreaths Across America Day#WreathsAcrossAmericaDay
December 17Pan American Aviation Day#PanAmericanAviationDay
December 17Wright Brothers Day#WrightBrothersDay
December 18Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day#AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay
December 18Arabic Language Day#ArabicLanguageDay
December 18International Migrants Day#MigrantsDay
December 18National Roast Suckling Pig Day#RoastSucklingPigDay
December 19National Emo Day#EmoDay
December 19National Hard Candy Day#NationalHardCandyDay
December 19National Oatmeal Muffin Day#OatmealMuffinDay
December 20Games Day#GamesDay
December 20International Human Solidarity Day#HumanSolidarityDay
December 20Mudd Day#MuddDay
December 20National Sangria Day#NationalSangriaDay
December 21Anne and Samantha Day#AnneSamanthaDay
December 21Crossword Puzzle Day#CrosswordPuzzleDa
December 21First Day of Winter#FirstDayofWinter
December 21Forefathers’ Day#ForefathersDay
December 21Humbug Day#HumbugDay
December 21International Dalek Remembrance Day#DalekRemembranceDay
December 21National Coquito Day#CoquitoDay
December 21National Flashlight Day#NationalFlashlightDay
December 21National French Fried Shrimp Day#FrenchFriedShrimpDay
December 21National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day#HomelessPersonsRemembranceDay
December 21Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day#PhileasFoggWinAWagerDay
December 21Short Girl Appreciation Day#ShortGirlAppreciationDay
December 21Yule Begins#Yule
December 22National Cookie Exchange Day#CookieExchangeDay
December 22National Date Nut Bread Day#DateNutBreadDay
December 22National Regifting Day#NationalReGiftingDay
December 23Festivus#Festivus
December 23National Pfeffernusse Day#NationalPfeffernusseDay
December 23National Roots Day#NationalRootsDay
December 24National Eggnog Day#NationalEggnogDay
December 25National Pumpkin Pie Day#NationalPumpkinPieDay
December 25No “L” Day#NoLDay
December 26National Candy Cane Day#NationalCandyCaneDay
December 26National Thank You Note Day#NationalThankYouNoteDay
December 26National Whiner’s Day#NationalWhinersDay
December 27National Fruitcake Day#NationalFruitcakeDay
December 27Visit The Zoo Day#VisitTheZooDay
December 28Call a Friend Day#CallAFriendDay
December 28Holy Innocents’ Day#HolyInnocentsDay
December 28National Card Playing Day#CardPlayingDay
December 28National Chocolate Candy Day#ChocolateCandyDay
December 28National Download Day#DownloadDay
December 28National Short Film Day#ShortFilmDay
December 28Pledge of Allegiance Day#PledgeOfAllegianceDay
December 29National Pepper Pot Day#NationalPepperPotDay
December 29Still Need To Do Day#StillNeedToDoDay
December 29Tick Tock Day#TickTockDay
December 30Bacon Day#BaconDay
December 30Falling Needles Family Fest Day#FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay
December 30National Bicarbonate of Soda Day#BicarbonateOfSodaDay
December 30No Interruptions Day#NoInterruptionsDay
December 31Hogmanay#Hogmanay
December 31Make Up Your Mind Day#MakeUpYourMindDay
December 31National Champagne Day#NationalChampagneDay
December 31Universal Hour of Peace Day#HourOfPeaceDay
December 31World Peace Meditation Day#PeaceMeditationDay

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Holidays + Fun, Weird and Special Dates for 2023 and beyond

The complete list of holidays, observances, fun, weird, and special dates for each month in 2022 and beyond can be found here:

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