The following is a list of fasts and festivals that occur in December 2021. For more details regarding the Fasting and Festival Dec 2021 calendar, please read below.
December 2, Thursday
Mahashivratri: It occurs once a year, but Monthly Shivaratri is celebrated every month. Hindus consider it a very auspicious and sacred festival. Shivaratri is dedicated to Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva on this auspicious day of the month. The festival occurs on the 14th day of each month during Krishna Paksha. Those who fast on this day are believed to be blessed with a long, prosperous, and happy life.
Pradosh Vrat (Krishna Paksha): Pradosh Vrat is also considered a fruitful Hindu Vrat and is observed twice in 1 month. Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva falls on the 13th day of the lunar fortnight. This fast is considered a symbol of courage and victory. It is believed that whoever observes Pradosh Vrat with full devotion and dedication on this day is blessed with happiness, prosperity, and good health in life.
December 4, Saturday
Margashirsha Amavasya: In comparison to other Amavasya dates, the special significance of Margashirsha Amavasya has been told. It is considered a holy occasion. On this day, performing rituals of ancestors, bathing in holy rivers, donating according to one’s ability is very auspicious.
December 14, Tuesday
Mokshada Ekadashi: Mokshada Ekadashi is considered to be the destroyer of temptation. It is said that whoever observes the fast of Mokshada Ekadashi and worships on this day ritually, the ancestors of such persons get freedom from their deeds. This fast is considered very auspicious for the people of the Hindu community.
December 16, Thursday
Pradosh Vrat (Shukla Paksha): Observed twice a month, Pradosh Vrat falls on the 13th day of the lunar fortnight. It is a very sacred Hindu fast and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said that by observing this fast, a person attains salvation, and success in life is achieved.
Dhanu Sankranti: According to the Hindu solar calendar, Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month and marks the day when the Sun enters Sagittarius. On this day Lord Jagannath is worshiped in different parts of the country and special pujas are organized on this day. Devotees worship Lord Yogeshwar on this day and wish to keep his blessings on their lives.
December 19, Sunday
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat: The full moon that falls in the Shukla Paksha during the month of Margashirsha is known as Margashirsha Purnima. People observe a fast on this day and it is believed that due to the effect of this fast, the person gets the blessings of wealth and prosperity in life. Apart from this, many people take bath in holy rivers on this day and do charity according to their capacity.
December 22, Wednesday
Sankashti Chaturthi: Sankashti Chaturthi is a holy fast observed every month. It is said that on this day any devotee who worships Lord Ganesha, the destroyer of obstacles with utmost devotion, dedication, and law, is blessed with health, wealth, and happiness in life.
25 December, Saturday
Christmas: Christmas is the main festival of Christians and this day is celebrated all over the world with great joy and enthusiasm. There is a law to celebrate this day grandly as the memory of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this day the Christmas tree is decorated, people exchange gifts and sweets for their loved ones and share happiness.
December 30, Thursday
Saphala Ekadashi: The Ekadashi that falls during the Krishna Paksha of Paush month is called Saphala Ekadashi. It is believed that by observing the fast and fasting of Saphala Ekadashi, devotees are blessed with success in life.
December 31, Friday
Pradosh Vrat (Krishna Paksha): Performed twice a month, Pradosh Vrat is considered extremely auspicious and a holy Hindu fast. This fast is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered a symbol of bravery, courage, fearlessness, and victory.