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Awareness Days and Events December

Folk, Fact and Sayings about December

image: maybullet 27 Nov - 5 Dec - National Tree Week

A major countrywide festival founded to mark the start of the planting season and celebrate trees and woods. It includes tree planting and other events, such as tree dressing, talks and story telling.

bullet1 December - World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a day when people from around the world come together within a single effort to raise awareness about HIV and to express global solidarity with people living with HIV.

bullet1 December - Prisoners for Peace Day

bullet2 December - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Marking the anniversary of the adoption in 1949 of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of Others.

bullet 3 December -International Day of Disabled Persons

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. pro

bullet3 - 4 December - Tree Dressing Day (First Weekend in December)

Decorate and celebrate a living tree in your street, garden, playground, village, hedgerow or park on Tree Dressing Day and show how much you value it.
See some photographs of trees dressed

bullet 6 December - St Nicholas Day (Christian)

bullet 11 December - International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world's mountains and highlands.

bullet 21 December - Winter Solstice - Shortest Day

bullet 24 December - Christmas Eve

bullet 25 December - Christmas Day (Christian)

bullet 26 December - Boxing Day

bullet 29 December - Festival of Winter Walks

bullet 31 December - New Year's Eve



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