Wednesday April 24, 2024

Advent 2023


Red Advent candles lit in the dark.
December 2023
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
12
3

Advent
Sunday December 3
-4 months, -21 days
or -143 days

456

St Nicholas Day
Wednesday December 6
-4 months, -18 days
or -140 days

789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425

Christmas Day
Monday December 25

2627282930
31

New Years Eve
Sunday December 31
-3 months, -24 days
or -115 days

Advent for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, December 3rd.


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 2023

Sunday, December 3rd is day number 337 of the 2023 calendar year with -4 months, -21 days until Advent 2023.


Advent
Name(s):Advent
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Fourth Sunday before Christmas

Dates for Advent

HolidayDateDays to Go
Advent 2023 Sunday, December 03, 2023 -143
Advent 2024 Sunday, December 01, 2024 221
Advent 2025 Sunday, November 30, 2025 585
Advent 2026 Sunday, November 29, 2026 949
Advent 2027 Sunday, November 28, 2027 1313
Advent 2028 Sunday, December 03, 2028 -508


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