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December 22, 2012


Advent (Sunday nearest November 30 through December 24)
Celebrated in: Germany

Carriacou Parang Festival (Weekend before Christmas, December 25)

Children's Day (December; three Sundays before Christmas)
Celebrated in: Japan, Laos, South Korea, Vanuatu

Feast of St. Frances Cabrini (December 22; November 13)

Forefathers' Day (December 21 or 22)

Halcyon Days (December 14-28)

Misa de Gallo (December 16-24)

Posadas (December 16-24)

Saturnalia (December 17-23)

Yule (December 22; December 25)

Legal Holidays by Countries

National Unity DayZimbabwe
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BAGHDAD, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Iraqi authorities said an explosion at a shop selling CDs has killed 4 people in a town northeast of the capital, according to AP.
Bashir Bilour and nine others were killed when a suicide bomber targeted an ANP rally in Peshawar on Dec 22, 2012. The attack left 18 people wounded, while Bashir's elder brother, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, narrowly escaped it.
Manama, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Speaker of Bahrain's House of Representatives, Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani has praised the call of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to move from the phase of cooperation to the phase of union, indicating that it complies with the aspirations of the GCC peoples and ensures their prosperous future.
BUENOS AIRES, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Two people have been killed in widespread looting in Argentina, which a union official blamed on "the difficult situation the people of Argentina are facing." UPI reported.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- The man who has led the U.S.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Increased activity at a volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina has authorities in both countries on alert, according to AP.
SEOUL, South Korea, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Four South Korean construction workers and a Nigerian colleague who were kidnapped in southern Nigeria have been freed, Ap reported.
Sana'a, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi exhorted today all the political powers in his country to rally all efforts to succeed the second transitional stage of the GCC initiative, topped by the national dialogue conference.
Rome, Safar 9, 1434, Dec 22, 2012, SPA -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Saturday signed a decree dissolving parliament and clearing the way for February 24-25 elections, following consultations with the country's political leaders, dpa qouted his office as saying.