Important Days in December 2023

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Dec 16, 2023, 19:36

Important Days in December 2023 includes many culturally and religiously significant days that are celebrated by people around the world. December is the year's twelfth month and it marks the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. Some of the important days in December 2023 include World AIDS Day, World Computer Literacy Day, Indian Navy Day, UNICEF Day, Christmas, and more.

There are various public observances earmarked as important days in December that you should know of before making plans for the month. Get the complete list of all the special days in the month of December here.

Important Days in December Month 2023

December is a month that brings joy to all. There are some really important days in December 2023 for people of various religions and nationalities. There are also some of the most-awaited holidays like Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc., along with special public observances like World AIDS Day, Indian Navy Day, UNICEF Foundation Day, etc.

We have shared the complete list of December holidays here, along with their details. Go through the list to plan your visits and vacations for the month accordingly. Find all the information about the important days in December 2023 shared below.

List of Important Days in December 2023

There are several important national and international days in December. To plan your monthly events, you must check all the important public holidays and their details. Shared below is a list of important days in December 2023:


Important Days in December 2023

1st December

World AIDS Day

2nd December

National Pollution Control Day

2nd December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

2nd December

World Computer Literacy Day

3rd December

World Day of the Handicapped or International Day of Persons with Disabilities

4th December

Indian Navy Day

5th December

International Volunteer Day for economic and social development

5th December

World Soil Day

6th December

BR Ambedkar's death anniversary

6th December

National Microwave Oven Day

7th December

Armed Forces Flag Day

7th December

International Civil Aviation Day

9th December

International Anti-Corruption Day

10th December

Human Rights Day

10th December

Death Anniversary of Alfred Nobel

11th December

UNICEF Foundation Day

11th December

International Mountain Day

12th December

Universal Health Coverage Day

14th December

National Energy Conservation Day

16th December

Vijay Diwas

18th December

Minorities Rights Day in India

18th December

International Migrants Day

19th December

Goa's Liberation Day

20th December

International Human Solidarity Day

22nd December

National Mathematics Day

22nd December

Winter Solstice

23rd December

Kisan Diwas (Farmer’s Day)

24th December

National Consumer Rights Day

25th December

Christmas Day

25th December

Good Governance Day (India)

31st December

New Year's Eve

Important Days in December 2023: Details

Some of the most significant events of the month are held in December and observed by global communities. Out of the many important days in December 2023, the details of some are shared below:

World AIDS Day (1st December)

World AIDS Day is one of the most important days in December. It is observed every year on 1st December to spread HIV awareness and raise a call to action to end the epidemic. It was the first time it was noticed in 1988.

World Computer Literacy Day (2nd December)

This day was launched by NIIT, an Indian IT company, to commemorate its 20th anniversary. On this day, people spread awareness about the importance of computer literacy, especially to people from marginalized sections of society.

Indian Navy Day (4th December)

On this day, the efforts of the Indian Navy are discussed and applauded. The aim of Navy Day is to raise awareness regarding the Indian Navy among the public. Events like navy meetings, parades, and other public events are held on this day. This is one of the most important days in December 2023 for Indian citizens.

Armed Forces Flag Day (7th December)

This day is also known as Flag Day of India and is a day to remember the veterans and soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces. This is considered one of the most important days in December because it honours those brave souls that sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Human Rights Day (10th December)

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and announced 10th December as Human Rights Day. This is celebrated as one of the most important days in December worldwide because it highlights the importance of human rights. This day is dedicated to ensuring that everyone's fundamental human rights and freedoms are protected.

International Mountain Day (11th December)

International Mountain Day is marked every year on 11th December to educate students and the general public about the value of mountains in supplying freshwater, renewable energy, food, and recreation. The theme for 2021 was "Sustainable Mountain Tourism."

Universal Health Coverage Day (12th December)

On 12th December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 72/138, declaring 12th December as International Health Coverage Day (UHC). The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of strong and resilient health systems and universal health care among multi-stakeholder partners.

National Mathematics Day (22nd December)

National Mathematics Day is among the important days in December 2023 for Indians because it marks the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician. Ramanujan is known around the world for his contributions to the theory of numbers and mathematical functions.

National Consumer Rights Day (24th December)

This day helps people become aware of consumer rights and their significance. On this day in 1986, the Consumer Protection Act was introduced in the country. National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated by gaining and sharing knowledge about consumer rights.

Christmas Day (25th December)

Christmas is one of the important days in December for Christians as it marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. This day is celebrated widely and marks the onset of the year-end holiday season.

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FAQs on Important Days in December

Q1. What are the important days in December 2023?

The most important days in December 2023 are Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, National Mathematics Day, National Energy Conservation Day, Human Rights Day, Indian Navy Day, International Mountain Day, International Volunteer Day, World Soil Day, and World AIDS Day.

Q2. Is December 5 a special day in India?

Yes, December 5 is a special day in India. On this day, we celebrate International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. This day aims at encouraging people to work as volunteers for socio-economic causes.

Q3. Is 25th an important day in December?

Yes, 25th December is one of the important days in December 2023 as Christmas is celebrated throughout the world on this day. Christmas is a Christian festival that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It also marks the beginning of the holiday season.

Q4. What are the important days in December in India?

There are several important days in December in India, such as National Pollution Control Day and World Computer Literacy Day (2nd December), Indian Navy Day (4th December), BR Ambedkar's Death Anniversary (6th December), Minorities Rights Day (18th December), etc.

Q5. Is 22nd December a special day?

Yes, 22nd December is considered a special day and is in fact, one of the most important days in December because it is celebrated as National Mathematics Day. This day marks the birth of the brilliant Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan who contributed greatly to several mathematical concepts and theories.