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December (listen) is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year. ... December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... January 2008 is the first month of the year and has yet to occur. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Look up december in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... Look up day in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


December begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Sagittarius and ends in the sign of 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. Sol redirects here. ... Sagittarius the archer Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Sagittarius, and is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. ... Capricorn is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Capricornus. ... Ophiuchus (IPA: ), formerly referred to as Serpentarius (IPA: ), the former originating in the Greek language and the latter in the Latin language, both meaning serpent-holder, is one of the 88 constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. ... For other uses, see Sagittarius. ...


In Latin, decem means "ten". December was also the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February. December's flower is the narcissus or holly. December's birthstones are turquoise, lapis lazuli, zircon, topaz (blue), or tanzanite. It is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month. December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. This article is about the number 10. ... The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ... This article is about the flower. ... This article is about the plant. ... A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Turquoise (disambiguation). ... A block of lapis lazuli Lapis lazuli is one of the oldest of all gems, with a history of use stretching back 7,000 years. ... Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. ... This article is about the mineral or gemstone. ... Tanzanite is the blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite discovered in the Meralani Hills of northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha. ... Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, also known as winter depression or winter blues is an affective, or mood, disorder. ...


Events in December

Grand Rabbi Israel Abraham Portugal of Skulen Hasidism lighting Hanukkah lights Hanukkah (‎, also spelled Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December. ... The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Pieten helpers arrive in the town of Sneek on November 12th 2005 Sinterklaas (also called Sint Nikolaas in Dutch ( ) and Saint Nicolas in French) is a holiday tradition in the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrated every year on Saint Nicholas eve (December 5) or, in Belgium, on... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-12-10, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ... Jamhuri Day is celebrated in Kenya to mark the date of Kenyas independence from the United Kingdom, on 12 December 1963 (however, the date of the commemoration celebration is rotating). ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Saint Lucia, Santa Lucia, or Saint Lukia, (traditional dates 283-304) was a rich young Christian martyr who is venerated as a Saint by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 15 (Zamenhof Day, Zamenhofa Festo) is the birthday of L. L. Zamenhof, the initiator of Esperanto. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Summer solstice” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Litha, the entire light half of the year, is centered upon Midsummer, with which it is easily identified, so that the summer solstice holiday is often referred to as Litha, especially in the recreated calendar used in the revived Germanic religion of Asatru. ... “Summer solstice” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Yule (disambiguation) and Jul (disambiguation). ... Festivus is an annual holiday invented by Readers Digest writer and editor Dan OKeefe. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, the evening of December 24th, the preceding day or vigil before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas season. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on 26 December. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African festival primarily honoring African-American heritage. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For places, institutions and objects named after this person, see Rizal (disambiguation). ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Other names

  • In Albanian, December is called Dhjetor
  • In the Anishinaabe language, December is known as Manidoo-giizisoons, meaning "little spirit-moon".
  • In Asturian, December is called Avientu
  • In 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, December is called დეკემბერი.
  • In Irish, December is called Mí na Nollaig, meaning "month of Christmas".
  • In 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 Turkish, December is known as Aralık.
  • In Xhosa, December is known as ngeyomNga, meaning "month of the mimosa thorn tree".

Nick is Awesome day. The Anishinaabe language or the Ojibwe group of languages or Anishinaabemowin in Eastern Ojibwe syllabics) is the third most commonly spoken Native language in Canada (after Cree and Inuktitut), and the fourth most spoken in North America (behind Navajo, Cree, and Inuktitut). ... Asturian, Leonese, Astur-Leonese or Bable (Asturianu in Asturian, Llïonés in Leonese) is a Romance language spoken in some parts of the provinces of Asturias, León, Zamora and Salamanca in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal (where it is officially recognized as... Koinobori, flags decorated like koi, are popular decorations around Childrens Day This mural on the wall of a Tokyo subway station celebrates Hazuki, the eighth month. ... For the Xhosa people, see Xhosa. ...


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