Advent for the year 2010 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, November 28th.
Advent, for Western Christians starts the season for preparing for the coming of the Messiah and the celebration of Christmas with the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent always commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas or the closest Sunday to St Andrew's Day which falls on November 30th each year and ending on Christmas Day – thus lasting 4 weeks. Advent can start on any day from November 27th to December 3rd.
The Eastern Churches go through a period of abstinence and penance called the Nativity Fast all in preparation for the birth of Jesus on December 25th. The Nativity Fast lasts 40 days, in that time they will focus on the proclamation and glorification of Jesus Christ and his incarnation – was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Thus Jesus Christ became God and human.
Sunday, November 28th is day number 332 of the 2010 calendar year with -8 years, -6 months, -26 days until Advent 2010.
More information on Advent. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Fourth Sunday before Christmas|
November 2010 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Nov 1||All Saints' Day 2010||Christian||-3158|
|Nov 2||All Souls Day 2010||Christian||-3157|
|Nov 5||Diwali 2010||Hindu||-3154|
|Nov 7||Daylight Saving Time - ends 2010||Daylight Saving||-3152|
|Nov 11||Veterans Day 2010||Federal Holiday||-3148|
|Nov 15||Day of Arafat 2010||Muslim||-3144|
|Nov 17||Eid al-Adha 2010||Muslim||-3142|
|Nov 25||Thanksgiving Day 2010||Federal Holiday||-3134|
|Nov 26||Black Friday 2010||Observance||-3133|
|Nov 28||Advent 2010||Christian||-3131|
|Nov 29||Cyber Monday 2010||Observance||-3130|