Top Worldwide Events in December 2012

Finally December 2012 is here. Its been talked about and predicted for thousands of years, with a multitude of theories and outcomes both good and bad. More specifically, it is on the 21st of December 2012 at precisely 11:11 am, the earth will be in the exact alignment with the sun and the center of the our galaxy known as the 'Milky Way'. This is a extremely rare astrological event that occurs only once every 26,000 years. Yet, as spectacular as is it, this is only part of the equation, as the earth will also experience what is known as the "Precession of the Equinoxes" by the same date. This is another event that occurs only once every 26,000 years. For more information read this article: What is 2012 all about?

Here are some more facts about December:
  1. The name December comes from the Latin decem for “ten”, as it was the 10th month in the Roman Calendar
  2. December 25th was celebrated in ancient times as the birthday of the “God” Mithra and when Christianity began to take form as a religion to entice pagans to leave their archaic beliefs and embrace Christian theology; Christian leaders adopted the date as Jesus’ Birthday
  3. The term Yuletide (’yule monath’) comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a huge tree on December 21st. It was supposed to symbolize the winter solstice, bring good luck and burn throughout the 12 day winter festival, known later as the 12 days of Christmas. 
  4. Saint Nicholas, who would become Santa Claus, was originally designated (by the church) as the patron saint of children , thieves and pawnbrokers. December 6th is designated St. Nicholas Day. 
  5. December 28th is regarded by many superstitious people as the most unlucky day of the year
  6. The first human heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Barnard on December 3rd, 1967 in South Africa. 
  7. Snow on Christmas means Easter will be warm and green is an almanac prediction
  8. Many people believe wearing new shoes on Christmas day will bring a person bad luck
Top Worldwide Events in December 2012