Monday June 24, 2019

Advent 2018

Red Advent candles lit in the dark.Red Advent candles lit in the dark.

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)

Type:Observance, Christian
When:Fourth Sunday before Christmas

December 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Dec 2 - SunAdvent 2018Christian-204
Dec 3 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2018 Jewish-203
Dec 6 - ThursSt Nicholas Day 2018Christian-200
Dec 7 - FriPearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2018Observance-199
Dec 10 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2018 Jewish-196
Dec 17 - MonWright Brothers Day 2018Observance-189
Dec 21 - Fri Winter/Summer Solstice 2018 Season-185
Dec 24 - MonChristmas Eve 2018Christian-182
Dec 25 - Tues Christmas Day 2018Federal Holiday-181
Dec 26 - Wed Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2018 Observance-180
Dec 31 - MonNew Years Eve 2018Observance-175

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