The month of December is the time for celebrations. With the Christmas and new year vibe around the corner, this month is special. But, what makes it more special is the historic happenings. 

These happenings help you have a better hand at general awareness. So, let’s have a look at them. 

December 1

World AIDS Day 

Every year, this day is observed to spread awareness amongst people in relation to HIV. This is a move to end the HIV pandemic and was first celebrated in 1988. Every year, the UNAIDS decided on a theme for this day. 

December 2

National Pollution Control Day 

The rising levels of pollution are an alarming issue. This day is observed to spread relevance about pollution as well as its effects. Also, this day is observed as a memory of all those who died in Bhopal. One of the biggest industrial disasters – Bhopal Gas Tragedy. 

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 

The idea of slavery is totally beyond human rights. Modern slavery involves a whopping 40 million people. This is beyond unacceptable. People tend the stage of exploitation owing to threats, violence, and power abuse. Hence, this day is observed. 

December 3

World Day of the Handicapped 

World Day for the Handicapped is also called as the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). There is a widespread need to understand and accept people with special needs. Hence, this day is observed. 

December 4

Indian Navy Day 

The role, achievements as well as the difficulties faced by the officers in the Navy are huge. Their contributions towards the country are impeccable. And hence, this day is observed. 

December 5 

International Volunteer Day 

This day lets all the volunteers and organizations celebrate their efforts and values. Also, they can promote their work amongst each other and set a theme for the same each year. 

World Soil Day 

The healthy quality of soil will lead to better flora and fauna. In order to have a healthy ecosystem, soil quality is important. Therefore, this day is observed. 

December 7 

Armed Forces Flag Day 

The main objective behind observing this day is to collect the funds from common people. These funds are utilized to honor the martyrs as well as our guarding forces on the borders, safeguarding us day and night. 

International Civil Aviation Day 

The aim of observing this day is to raise awareness related to the importance of the socio-economic development of States. Additionally, the role of the ICAO in International Air transport is discussed. 

December 9

International Anti-Corruption Day 

Every year, this day is observed to highlight the ill effects of corruption. Corruption affects various sectors like health, education, justice, democracy, and most importantly, the overall development. 

December 10 

Human Rights Day 

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The aim of observing this day is to protect the fundamental human rights as well as their freedom. 

December 11

International Mountain Day 

Mountains are a blessing of nature. They play numerous functions and roles. This day is observed to highlight the role of mountains and educate the young generation. Every year, a theme is set for the International Mountain Day. 

December 14

National Energy Conservation Day 

Energy and its conservation is important for life. Since 1991, the National Energy Conservation Day has been celebrated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). This comes under the Ministry of Power. 

December 15 

International Tea Day 

The trade of tea is on a global level. Hence, this day is celebrated to highlight the effects of tea on a global level in various operations. 

December 16 

Vijay Diwas 

The sacrifices of our armed forces for us is beyond words and measure. This day is a way to honor all the martyrs, servicemen, and their families for their supreme sacrifices for the Nation. 

December 18 

Minorities Rights Day in India 

The rights of the minority community need to be preserved and promoted in India. This day focuses on the safety of the minority groups with the help of seminars, campaigns, activities as well as events. 

International Migrants Day 

The International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) calls for an international community. In order to remember the migrants and refugees who lost their lives while on their way to s safe harbor. So, this day is observed to realize the need for protection of the migrants. 

December 19

Goa’s Liberation Day 

On this day, in 1961, Goa was liberated for the Portuguese domination. This was a result of the army operation as well as the freedom movement. The Indian Armed Forces play a great role to help Goa gain freedom. 

December 20 

International Human Solidarity Day 

On this day, the importance of unity in diversity is highlighted. Also, on this day, the need for constant support against poverty, hunger, and disease is realized.  

December 22

National Mathematics Day 

This day is celebrated to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. His contributions to the field of mathematics are commendable. 

December 23 

Kisan Diwas 

Farmers are the backbone of the Indian economy. If farmers stop working, we might not have anything to eat. Also, this day marks the birth anniversary of former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh. Various competitions are organized to let their importance reach people. 

December 24 

National Consumer Rights Day 

Consumers are the King of the market. Hence, it is important to address their issues and grievances. The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 safeguards the interests and rights of the consumers. On this day, awareness about the rights and responsibilities towards the consumers is spread. 

December 25 

Good Governance Day 

This day marks the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji. This day was established as a tribute to him. He was responsible for the government’s accountability towards the people of India. His samadhi – ‘Sadiav Atal’ is a dedication to the Nation, as well. His samadhi is his personality representation. He was a poet, statesman, humanist as well as a great leader. 

December 31 

New Year’s Eve

At midnight, it is time for celebration and ring in the new year with full zeal and enthusiasm.