Good Neighborliness Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan, that is annually celebrated on the first Sunday in December. This holiday was established on the basis of an old custom goňşy okara, according to which people were to share bread and salt with their neighbors. Festive events dedicated to this holiday take place in many cities across Turkmenistan.
Many Western Christian churches observe Advent as an expecting time and preparation for the upcoming Christmas. The second Sunday of Advent has it's own traditions.
The Presentation of Mary, also known as the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, is one of the twelve Great Feasts in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is celebrated on December 4 in the Gregorian calendar.
Eid il-Burbara (Saint Barbara's Day) is a religious holiday celebrated by Middle Eastern Christians. It is observed on December 4, the feast day of Saint Barbara. The holiday is celebrated by Christians in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Turkey.
Commemoration Day of Victims of Genocide Against the Latvian People by the Totalitarian Communist Regime is a memorial day in Latvia, that is annually observed on the first Sunday in December. This memorial day was initiated by the Eastern Latvian Society and it was approved by the government of Latvia in 1998.