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'''December''' is the [[twelfth]] and last [[month]] of the [[year]] in the [[Gregorian calendar]] and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 [[day]]s.
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'''December''' is the twelfth and last month of the year in the [[Gregorian calendar]].
  
December begins (astrologically) with the [[sun]] in the sign of [[Sagittarius (astrology)|Sagittarius]] and ends in the sign of [[Capricorn (astrology)|Capricorn]]. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of [[Ophiuchus]], which is the only zodiacal constellation that is not counted as an astrological sign, and ends in the constellation of [[Sagittarius (constellation)|Sagittarius]].
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December was the tenth month of the Roman civil year. There was little work to be done during this month. Therefore, there were a lot of celebrations and fesitvals.
  
In Latin, ''decem'' means "[[10 (number)|ten]]". December was also the tenth month in the [[Roman calendar]] until a monthless winter period was divided between [[January]] and [[February]].
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== ASK query by Keyword December ==
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== Monthlong observances ==
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[[Category:Months]]
*[[World AIDS Month]]
 
*[[Human rights|Human Rights]] Month
 
 
 
==Events in December==
 
* [[Hanukkah]]
 
* [[World AIDS Day]] ([[December 1]])
 
* [[Sinterklaas]] in [[The Netherlands]] ([[December 5]])
 
* [[Naksi]] in [[Kazakhstan]] ([[December 5]])
 
* [[Independence Day of Finland|Independence Day]] in [[Finland]] ([[December 6]])
 
* [[Pearl Harbor Day]] in the [[United States]] ([[December 7]])
 
* Día de la Madre en Panamá, Mother's day in Panama. ([[December 8]])
 
* [[Human Rights Day]] ([[December 10]])
 
* Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, or Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Mexico ([[December 12]])
 
* [[Saint Lucy]] ([[December 13]])
 
* [[Zamenhof Day]] ([[December 15]])
 
* The [[solstice]] called the [[winter]] solstice in the northern hemisphere and the [[summer]] solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from [[20 December]] to [[December 22]] (in UTC).
 
* In the pagan wheel of the year the summer solstice is the time of [[Litha]] and the winter [[solstice]] is that of [[Yule]].
 
* Fictional holiday, [[Festivus]] ([[December 23]])
 
* [[Christmas Eve]] ([[December 24]])
 
* [[Christmas]] ([[December 25]])
 
* [[Boxing Day]] ([[December 26]])
 
* [[Kwanzaa]] ([[December 26]] to [[January 1]])
 
* [[Philippines]] - [[José Rizal|Rizal Day]] ([[December 30]])
 
* [[New Year's Eve]] ([[December 31]])
 
 
 
==Trivia==
 
*December always begins with the same day of the week as [[September]].
 
*December's [[flower]] is the [[narcissus (flower)|narcissus]] or [[holly]].
 
*December's [[birthstones]] are [[turquoise]], [[lapis lazuli]], [[zircon]], [[topaz]] (blue), or [[tanzanite]].
 
*December in the [[Northern Hemisphere]] is the seasonal equivalent to [[June]] in the [[Southern Hemisphere]] and vice versa.
 
 
 
==Other names==
 
*In [[Albanian language|Albanian]], December is called ''Dhjetor''
 
*In [[Finnish language|Finnish]], December is called ''joulukuu'', meaning "month of Christmas", since about the 18th century. Earlier it was called ''talvikuu'', meaning "month of winter".
 
*In [[Georgian language|Georgian]], December is called ''დეკემბერი''.
 
*In [[Irish language|Irish]], December is called ''Mí na Nollaig'', meaning "month of Christmas".
 
*In [[Japanese calendar|the old Japanese calendar]], the month is called ''Shiwasu'' meaning "priests run"; it is named so because priests are busy making end of the year prayers and blessings.
 
*In [[Xhosa language|Xhosa]], December is known as ''ngeyomNga'', meaning "month of the mimosa thorn tree".
 

Revision as of 20:37, 12 March 2007

December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

December was the tenth month of the Roman civil year. There was little work to be done during this month. Therefore, there were a lot of celebrations and fesitvals.

ASK query by Keyword December

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