Advent for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, November 29th.
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.
Days to Advent
Sunday, November 29th is day number 334 of the 2020 calendar year with 1 year, 5 months, 3 days until Advent 2020.
More information on Advent. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Fourth Sunday before Christmas|
November 2020 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Nov 1 - Sun||All Saints' Day 2020||Christian||494|
|Nov 1 - Sun||Daylight Saving Time - ends 2020||Daylight Saving||494|
|Nov 2 - Mon||All Souls Day 2020||Christian||495|
|Nov 11 - Wed||Veterans Day 2020||Federal Holiday||504|
|Nov 14 - Sat||Diwali 2020||Hindu||507|
|Nov 26 - Thurs||Thanksgiving Day 2020||Federal Holiday||519|
|Nov 27 - Fri||Black Friday 2020||Observance||520|
|Nov 29 - Sun||Advent 2020||Christian||522|
|Nov 30 - Mon||Cyber Monday 2020||Observance||523|