December 2021 observance calendar roundup

Nov 18, 2021

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the observed days happening in December you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of National Days or National Today, with your state/county for any area-specific days or with your peers in our GSM Facebook Community Group or GSM network.

Observed in the month of December

  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • Month of Giving
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Weeks observed in December

  • National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 1-7
  • Las Posadas: December 16-24
  • Kwanzaa: December 26 - January 1 

Days observed in December

  • National Christmas Lights Day: December 1
  • Rosa Parks Day: December 1
  • World AIDS Day: December 1
  • National Special Education Day: December 2
  • National Mutt Day: December 2
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3
  • National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance: December 7
  • U.S. National Guard Birthday: December 13
  • National Energy Conservation Day: December 14
  • Wright Brothers Day: December 17
  • Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day: December 18
  • Winter Solstice: December 21
  • Festivus: December 23
  • Christmas Eve: December 24
  • Christmas: December 25
  • Boxing Day: December 26
  • New Year’s Eve: December 31


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