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20 Delightful Facts About December

20 Delightful Facts About December

December is the 12th month (and last month) in our modern-day Gregorian calendar (as it was in the preceding Julian calendar).
However, it was originally the 10th month of the Roman calendar (until 153 BC). ... 
The month of December originally consisted of 30 days.

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Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ... 
Christmas trees were first used by ancient Egyptians and Romans. ... 
The term 'Xmas' simply means Christmas. ... 
Santa Claus was known as Sinterklaas in Dutch. ... 
Santa Claus did not always dress up in red clothes.

December often marks the beginning of rain, snow, and cold weather. In the United States the month is associated with Christmas. ... The first day of Winter is on either December 21 or 22. This is the shortest day of the year and the longest night.

During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of activity both in the business world and our personal lives. Sales, shopping, family gatherings, school holidays, baking, and seasonal changes remind us of the way the world changes and how things used to be.

December Holidays around the World
Christmas. One of the most widely known December holidays, Christmas traditions vary around the world. ... 
Hanukkah. Hanukkah, or Chanukah, is an eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean Revolt. ... 
Kwanzaa. ... 
Boxing Day.

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December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC which began in March.

December is an important month in the community, because it is the month of ceremonies. All children are the same age at the same time, and in December they have a ceremony where they turn the next age. ... Jonas is about to turn twelve, which is the last and most significant ceremony.

On average, some of the hottest places to visit in December are:
Cancun (30.4 °C)
Dominican Republic (29.6 °C)
Barbados (29.5 °C)
Brisbane (28.2 °C)
Cape Verde (26.4 °C)
Melbourne (25.5 °C)
Lanzarote (22.2 °C)
Tenerife (21.9 °C)

They are said to symbolize winter's end and new beginnings — perfect for the start of the new year. Getty Images. 13 of 15. They are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. Those born through December 21 are Sagittarius, while those born after December 22 are Capricorns.

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