This is our day guide for Sunday December 26th 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on December 26th 2021

Boxing Day

Boxing Day 🎁

This public holiday is celebrated on December 26th in several countries as part of the Christmas holidays.

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National Candy Cane Day

National Candy Cane Day

Christmas is over. As of 6am this morning, open season is declared on all Candy Canes still hanging from Christmas Trees.

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National Thank-you Note Day

National Thank-you Note Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Thank-you Note Day

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National Whiner’s Day

National Whiner’s Day

On the day after Christmas, take a moment to appreciate all the good things and don't start whining.

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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

The concept of Kwanzaa draws on Southern African first-fruits celebrations.

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Public Holidays on December 26th 2021

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

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Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday

Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

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St. Stephen's Day

St. Stephen's Day

December 26th is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.

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Synaxis of the Mother of God

Synaxis of the Mother of God

The second day of Christmas in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

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