Wednesday June 26, 2019

Advent 2020

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

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)

Type:Observance, Christian
When:Fourth Sunday before Christmas

November 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Nov 1 - SunAll Saints' Day 2020Christian494
Nov 1 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2020 Daylight Saving494
Nov 2 - MonAll Souls Day 2020Christian495
Nov 11 - Wed Veterans Day 2020Federal Holiday504
Nov 14 - SatDiwali 2020Hindu 507
Nov 26 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2020Federal Holiday519
Nov 27 - FriBlack Friday 2020Observance520
Nov 29 - SunAdvent 2020Christian522
Nov 30 - MonCyber Monday 2020Observance523

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