Important Days of December: World AIDS Day, World Soil Day & More


There is something different about the month of December. It makes you feel warm and excited. It makes you nostalgic about the year that has gone by and makes you hopeful for the new opportunities the new year will bring with itself.

There are several important days in December that we observe. Let’s take a look at the list of important days in December and understand what makes them so special. 

Important Days of December

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Important Days of December

The last month of the year brings with it a new string of possibilities as we enter into the new year. Before we end 2021, let us look at the important days of December. 

  • December 2: National Pollution Control Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery & World Computer Literacy Day

This day marks the Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. 

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery educates people on the forms of modern-day slavery. Furthermore, this day also educates people on how modern problems eat into peoples’ Human Rights as well. 

#ModernSlavery, #EndModernSlavery, #EndSlavery, #AbolitionOfSlavery

Theme 2021: Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice

World Computer Literacy Day aims to develop technological skills particularly among Indian children and women. 


Theme 2021: Literacy for human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide

  • December 4: Indian Navy Day

This day celebrates the achievements of the courageous sailors of the Indian Navy.

Theme 2021: Swarnim Vijay Varsh

  • December 7: Armed Forces Flag Day & International Civil Aviation Day

This day has been in observance since 1949. The day commemorates the courage our armed heroes and their contribution to our safety. Funds can also be collected from civilian sources to support the welfare of the armed forces.

The Civil Aviation Day celebrates the role of international air transport in socio-economic development.

Theme 2021: Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development

  • December 14: Energy Conservation Day

The Ministry of Power has celebrated this day since1991. Furthermore, this year, the Energy Conservation Week took place between December 14 and 18, 2021, as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

  • December 16: Vijay Diwas

It commemorates the sacrifices made by the heroes of the Indian Armed Forces.  

  • December 18: Minorities Rights Day

As guaranteed by the Constitution of India, this day is observed in India to protect the rights of minority communities.

Theme 2021: Cornerstones of democracy are inclusiveness, equality and minority rights  

  • December 19: Goa Liberation Day

Also known as, Goa, Daman and Diu Liberation Day, the Indian Armed Forces liberated Goa from Portuguese rule in 1961. 

Theme 2021: Goa@60

  • December 22: National Mathematics Day

This day celebrates the birth anniversary of mathematician extraordinaire, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Furthermore, this day commemorates his contribution to mathematics.


Theme 2021: Mathematics for a Better World

  • December 23: Kisan Diwas

India celebrates National Farmers Day on Choudhury Charan Singh’s birthday. He was the 5th Prime Minister of India as well as a farmers’ leader. 

#kisandiwas #kisan #farmers

  • December 25: Christmas & Good Governance Day

Jesus Christ was born on December 25. His birth also marks the beginning of the Common Era, thereby ushering in the 1st CE. 

 #christmas2021 #christmasjoy #christmasday #christmaseve

Furthermore, India celebrates Good Governance Day on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • December 26: Boxing Day

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas. People give gifts to the poor and dependents.

  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

This is the last day of the year. Therefore, it is celebrated with fun and frolic.

 #nye #newyearseve #happynewyear #newyear

Important Days of December: UN-Mandated Observances

The UN has marked the following observances in the month of December.

  • December 1: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day raises awareness and funds for AIDS treatment. Also, it is a day to create dialogue about the challenges faced by people suffering from AIDS. Furthermore, it seeks to eliminate myths revolving around the same as well. 

#hivawareness #hiv #aids #aidsawareness #hivpositive #hivprevention #hivaids #worldaidsday

Theme 2021: End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics”

  • December 5: World Soil Day

The purpose of World Soil Day is to draw attention to the importance of maintaining good soil health. It also calls for the sustainable use of soil resources. 

#soilhealth #worldsoilday 

Theme 2021: “Halt Soil Salinization, Enhance Soil Production”

  • December 10: Human Rights Day

The UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This Declaration aims to protect the Fundamental Rights of all Human Beings. 

 #humanrights #equality #humanrightseducation

Theme 2021: EQUALITY – Reducing Inequalities, Advancing Human Rights

  • December 11: International Mountain Day & UNICEF Day

The International Mountain Day seeks to raise the issues of all mountain communities. Moreover, it also talks about the role of mountains in the ecological cycle and sustainable tourism. 

Theme 2021: Sustainable Mountain Tourism

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established in 1946. It also calls for action to remove children’s issues all over the globe as well. 

#unicef #unitednations #children

Theme 2021: Help children recover from interruptions and learning losses experienced through pandemics in the last two years

  • December 20: International Human Solidarity Day

All members of the UN celebrate the International Human Solidarity Day. This day calls for action for all countries to fight together against all socio-economic problems.

Theme (Evergreen): To eradicate poverty and promote the culture of cooperation, equality and social justice

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As you have seen from this article, December has been quite eventful. Moreover, we understand that it is not possible to remember all this information in one reading. In this case, we advise you to read the article a couple times or more with an interval. 

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