December is the final and the twelfth month in the Gregorian calendar and Julian itself which has a length of 31 days. It was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar and was derived from Latin Word ‘decem’ meaning ‘ten’. Later, January and February were added to make it the final month of the year.
In the month of December winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere wherein Summer solstice occurs in Southern Hemisphere. Northern Hemisphere experiences the day with minimum daylight hours and Southern Hemisphere experiences the day with maximum daylight hours however Polar Regions remain unaffected with this phenomenon.
December is known by many names in different languages such as ‘december’ in Danish, ‘decembre’ in French, ‘dicembre’ in Italian and ‘diciembre’ in Spanish. Anglo-Saxons called it as ‘Giuli’ and Germans consider this as their holy month and call it as “Heil-mind” which means Holy month.
December is basically the first month of the winter and often associated with rain, snow and cold weather. Turquoise and zircon are said to be the birthstone for December and Holly is the birth flower for this month.
December starts with the start of some of the important days like Human Rights Day which was created by the UN for promoting awareness of the importance of Human rights issues all around the world.
Similarly, the International children day is celebrated on the second Sunday of December. One of the most awaited holidays which is Christmas is also celebrated on 25th December and people take long offs from their work to make merriments and spend time and enjoy with their family and friends.
December is also known for some famous historical events. On December 1, 1918, Iceland got its independence from the Danish parliament and became an independent nation. On the same day in 1988, Benazir Bhutto was nominated to become the first lady prime minister of Pakistan, the first to govern a Muslim nation.
Also, the first successful heart transplant was done in Cape Town, South Africa by Dr. Christian Barnard.
December is governed by the zodiac signs Sagittarius and Capricorn and has some great people born with fantastic qualities. It is said that the people born in December are charmers and has the capability of making a place alive with their sense of humor and smile.
They are some of the less found personalities who always are attractive and gentle at the same time. They are very practical in life and sometimes misinterpreted as Egoistic but their commitment is always true and will never let their emotions drive them.
They are never weakened by adverse circumstances and are always positive. Freedom is our birthright and we all have it since we are born. This is the core slogan of December born as they firmly believe in freedom and nothing else can confine them or isolate them.
They like traveling but also have some health issues at times which might demotivate them at times but as said earlier it can be easily overcome by them. Some of the great personalities born in December include the famous golfer “Tiger Woods”, the singer and the songwriter “TaylorSwift”, Brad Pitt and Walt Disney.