National Days of the Year | December

A bad month for grinches, December is mostly all about Xmas. It’s hot, social, and festive. But there’s more to this month than you’d think. Take a look at our long list of notable and national days in December…

National Days and Days That Matter During December:

Days that vary in date each year will have the relevant year next to them.
01 DecemberWorld Aids Day
02 DecemberInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
03 DecemberInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
Eureka Stockade Took Place in 1854
04 DecemberInternational Cookie Day
05 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
The first “Woolies” supermarket opens in the Imperial Arcade in Sydney in 1924
World Soil Day
06 DecemberSt. Nicholas Day
07 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day
08 DecemberGeelong, Victoria, is declared a city in 1910
09 DecemberPastor “Doug” Nicholls, of the Yorta Yorta people, and Governor of South Australia, was born in 1906
10 DecemberHuman Rights Day
11 DecemberInternational Mountain Day
12 DecemberInternational Universal Health Coverage Day
13 DecemberMelbourne’s Spencer Street Station was officially renamed Southern Cross Station in 2005
14 DecemberMonkey Day!
15 DecemberWomen in Queensland were given the right to vote in state elections in 1905
16 DecemberAboriginal Land Rights Act passed in the Northern Territory in 1976
In 1947, the reconstructed Regent Theatre in Melbourne reopened after it was destroyed by fire in 1945
17 DecemberIn 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt went swimming at Point Nepean and was never seen again
18 DecemberInternational Migrants Day
Arabic Language Day
19 DecemberPerth was linked by telephone to the rest of Australia in 1930
20 DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day
21 DecemberIn 1938, a direct radio-telephone link was established between Canberra and Washington, D.C.
22 DecemberSusan Grace Benny became the first Australian woman elected to a local government in 1919
23 DecemberIn 1983, Australia recored its first death from HIV/AIDS
Festivus!
24 DecemberChristmas Eve
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day
Proclamation Day
27 DecemberProclamation Day Holiday (South Australia only)
28 DecemberIn 1989, Newcastle was the epicentre of a significant earthquake
29 DecemberThe Jazz Singer became the first sound film screened in Australia in 1928
30 DecemberIn 1938, Daisy Bates book The Passing of the Aborigines was published.
31 DecemberNew Years Eve

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