Advent for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, December 2nd.
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, December 2nd is day number 336 of the 2018 calendar year with -6 months, -22 days until Advent 2018.
More information on Advent. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Fourth Sunday before Christmas|
December 2018 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Dec 2 - Sun||Advent 2018||Christian||-204|
|Dec 3 - Mon||Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2018||Jewish||-203|
|Dec 6 - Thurs||St Nicholas Day 2018||Christian||-200|
|Dec 7 - Fri||Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2018||Observance||-199|
|Dec 10 - Mon||Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2018||Jewish||-196|
|Dec 17 - Mon||Wright Brothers Day 2018||Observance||-189|
|Dec 21 - Fri||Winter/Summer Solstice 2018||Season||-185|
|Dec 24 - Mon||Christmas Eve 2018||Christian||-182|
|Dec 25 - Tues||Christmas Day 2018||Federal Holiday||-181|
|Dec 26 - Wed||Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2018||Observance||-180|
|Dec 31 - Mon||New Years Eve 2018||Observance||-175|