December 16 Holidays

December 16 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | December 16 Calendar

December 16th Daily Holidays include:

  • Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
  • Boston Tea Party Day
  • Day of Reconciliation (South Africa)
  • National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
  • Stupid Toy Day
  • Zionism Day

December 16: Famous Birthdays

  • December 16, 1485 – Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess who later on becomes the Queen consort of England (d. 1536)
  • December 16, 1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer and pianist (d. 1827)
  • December 16, 1775 – Jan Austen, English novelist known for Sense and Sensibilities, Pride and Prejudice (d. 1817)
  • December 16, 1947 – Ben Cross, English actor known for Chariots of Fire (d. 2020)

December 16: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 16 is Sagittarius.

December Birthstone:

The December three birthstones. They are:

  • Turquoise: Turquoise is a gem that ranges from blue to green and often has veins of matrix. It has been cherished for millennia, with ancient Egyptians adorning themselves with it. It is believed to bring protection, good fortune, and healing. This semi-translucent to opaque December birthstone is a reminder of the power of nature.
  • Zircon: Zircon is a timeless gemstone, renowned for its brilliance and flashes of rainbow-colored light, known as “fire”. For centuries, it was mistaken for diamond, and during the Middle Ages, it was believed to bring peace and ward off evil. Nowadays, zircon is used in jewelry and is highly prized for its durability.
  • Tanzanite: Tanzanite is a stunning blue-purple gemstone found only in Tanzania. Its popularity has skyrocketed since its discovery, due to its unique color which ranges from deep violet-blue to light lavender-blue. Highly sought-after, tanzanite is an exceptional choice for jewelry, prized for its beauty and rarity.


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