December International Holidays 2018

Celebrate with your international customers and colleagues.

December begins the holiday season for many countries and cultures, with lots of religious and year-end celebrations happening this month. Here is a short list of some of the greetings you may hear around the world:

  • “Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo.” (Brazil)
  • “Merry Christmas” or “Joyeux Noel” (Canada)
  • “Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun” (Chinese/Cantonese)
  • “Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan” (Chinese/Mandarin)
  • “Joyeux Noel!” (France)
  • “Froehliche Weihnachten und ein glueckliches Neues Jahr!” (Germany)
  • “Kala Christouyenna!” (Greece)
  • “Mele Kalikimaka” (Hawaii)
  • “Baradin ki shubh kamnaaye!” (India)
  • “Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova” (Israel/Hebrew)
  • “Buone Feste Natalizie” or “Buon Natale!” (Italy)
  • “Meri Kuri” or “Meri Kurisumasu” (Japan)
  • “Feliz Navidad.” (Latin America)
  • “Merry Keshmish” or “Nizhonigo Keshmish” (Native American/Navajo Nation)
  • “God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar!” (Sweden)
  • “Feliz Natal” or “Boas Festas.” (Portugal)
  • “Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom!” (Russia)
  • “Happy Christmas” or “Merry Christmas” (United Kingdom)
  • “Nadolig Llawen!” (Wales)

Join us in spreading some holiday cheer – Happy Holidays from all of us here at Rapport International.

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Holidays celebrated around the world in December (this is not an exhaustive list, please comment with additional holidays and celebrations):

1st December

Independence Day: Portugal

Republic Day: Central African Republic

National Day: Romania

2nd December

National Day: Laos, United Arab Emirates

3rd-10th December

Hanukkah: Israel - and all other Jewish populations throughout the world

5th December

King Bhumibol's Birthday: Thailand

6th December

Independence Day: Finland

St. Nicholas Day: Germany

8th December

Immaculate Conception: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Malta, Peru, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela

9th December

Republic Day: Tanzania

10th December

Constitution Day: Thailand

Human Rights Day: Namibia

13th December

Republic Day: Malta

16th December

Day of Reconciliation: South Africa

National Day: Bahrain

Victory Day: Bangladesh

Independence Day: Kazakhstan

17th December

National Day: Bhutan

Independence Day 2: Kazakhstan

18th December

Republic Day: Niger

Independence Day 3: Kazakhstan

19th December

St. Nicholas Day: Ukraine

23rd December

Emperor's Birthday: Japan

24th December

Christmas Eve: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe

25th December

Christmas Day: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe

26th December

Boxing Day: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Finland, Germany, Malta, New Zealand, Tanzania, United Kingdom

Day of Goodwill: Namibia, South Africa

Independence and Unity Day: Slovenia

St. Stephen's Day: Ireland, Italy, Switzerland

30th December

Rizal Day: Philippines

31st December

Hogmanay: Scotland

New Year's Eve: Celebrated around the world – Have a happy new year!

 

Rapport International works with customers who do business internationally or with culturally diverse customers, and we love to celebrate with our clients. We hope you’ve enjoyed the information above, and that you’ll join us in celebrating on a global level.

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