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December 1: World AIDS Day brings awareness to HIV/AIDS and serves as an opportunity to end related stigma.

December 3: Interntional Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day aimed to promote the right and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also highlights the challenges people with disabilities face.

December 7-15: The Jewish holiday begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev and commemorates the victory of a small Jewish army, known as the Maccabees, over their Greek-Syrian oppressors.

December 10: Human Rights Day emphasizes the importance of upholding human rights for everyone.

December 16-24: Las Posadas, meaning ‘The Inns’ in English, marks the time Mary and Joseph spent traveling form Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of an inn for Mary to give birth to baby Jesus.

December 25: The Christian holiday Christmas is celebrated every year on Dec. 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s son.

December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa joins African and African American people together to celebrate family, community and culture. During the holiday, The Seven Principles are recognized.

Local Holiday Parade Focused on Community & Diversity

The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro are hosting the Community Holiday Parade on December 3rd at 10:30am. The parade will highlight a variety of arts, cultural, and winter holiday traditions. Read more about the event here.