Friday November 22, 2019

Christmas Day 2008


Glowing cross with decorated Christmas tree.
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St Nicholas Day
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Christmas Day
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Christmas Day for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Thursday, December 25th.


Christmas is a Christian celebration celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and is observed on December 25th each year. It is preceded by Advent (Nativity Fast – Eastern Church with abstinence and penance) roughly 4 weeks prior to Christmas Day, which is a time of preparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day starts the season of Christmastide that lasts 12 days until Epiphany Eve (January 5th) . Christmas is one of the most important days on the Christian calendar and is celebrated by billions of people around the world.

Date of Christmas

Because the Bible does not state the date of Jesus Christ birth, there are many theories on the date for Christmas like Jesus chose to be born on December 25 which is the winter solstice (shortest day of year) so that each day after would be longer in length and more light from the sun would occur each progressive day. Others believe the date was determined by the feast of the Quartodecimal on March 25th which was later changed to the Annunciation (Mary conceives and becomes Jesus’s mother) in the seventh century and thus Christmas was to be 9 months later on the winter solstice of December 25th[1].

Days to Christmas Day 2008

Thursday, December 25th is day number 360 of the 2008 calendar year with -10 years, -10 months, -28 days until Christmas Day 2008.



References:
1.”Date of Christmas - Wikipedia” - Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org.

Christmas Day
Name(s):Christmas Day, Yule, Xmas, Noel
Type:National Holiday, Christians
When:December 25 annually

Dates for Christmas Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
Christmas Day 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 -333
Christmas Day 2019 Wednesday, December 25, 2019 32
Christmas Day 2020 Friday, December 25, 2020 398
Christmas Day 2021 Saturday, December 25, 2021 763
Christmas Day 2022 Sunday, December 25, 2022 1128
Christmas Day 2023 Monday, December 25, 2023 1493


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