Christmas Countdown 🎄
Are you waiting for the upcoming Christmas Day 2023?
And you are interested to know how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds Christmas is left. Check out this Christmas Countdown timer clock.
Today is Thursday 23rd of March 2023. Christmas 2023 will be celebrated on Monday, December 25, 2023.
Days Until Christmas 2023
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What is Christmas Countdown 2023?
A Christmas Countdown is a timer that is designed to count down until 25 December of the year. People are called it Christmas Clock or Xmas Clock.
The upcoming Christmas Day festival will be on Monday, December 25th, 2023. This Christmas Countdown will give you the answer to this question – How many days until Christmas? How many sleeps left until Christmas 2022? How many shopping days left till Christmas 2023? etc.
Use our Countdown timer to mark the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until Christmas Day of this year.
How many days until Christmas?
There are 276 more days until Christmas Day 2023.
The history of Christmas
With the biggest celebration of the birth of Jesus coming soon, it is time for us to take a dive and find out all about the Christmas celebration and its history.
What is Christmas?
Christmas is the most popular Christian holy day that is celebrated all over the world. It is the biggest celebration in the USA that resonates with not only a sacred religious holiday vibe but also a cultural and commercial phenomenon.
The Christmas tradition is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. He was the Messiah and the son of God, who was crucified due to the humanities sin.
In the 20th century, however, Christmas is not limited to being a religious celebration only. It is now also a family and federal holiday where families gather up and celebrate the occasion together.
When is Christmas celebrated?
Christmas is mainly celebrated on the 25th of December each year (Sometimes on the later evening of the 24th of December). However, it is not the only day when most people celebrate this big day.
In many Orthodox and Coptic churches, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th. These churches in Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, and many other countries use the “Julian calendar” and celebrates Christmas according to it.
However, many people use the time of advent, which starts from November 15th to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Some religious people fast during this advent period and stay away from certain food before the Christmas celebration. The kind of fasting they might do depends a lot on the church culture and tradition in their country.
Dates for next 5 years Christmas Day from 2021 to 2025
|Christmas Day 2021||Saturday, December 25|
|Christmas Day 2022||Sunday, December 25|
|Christmas Day 2023||Monday, December 25|
|Christmas Day 2024||Wednesday, December 25|
|Christmas Day 2025||Thursday, December 25|
When is Christmas Eve 2023?
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day (December 25th) on December 24th. Christmas Eve 2022 is on Sunday, December 24, 2023.
However, what day of the week Christmas Eve falls on changes depending on the year. You can see the upcoming next 5 years day below:
|Christmas Eve 2020||Thursday, 24th December|
|Christmas Day 2021||Friday, 24th December|
|Christmas Day 2022||Saturday, 24th December|
|Christmas Day 2023||Sunday, 24th December|
|Christmas Day 2024||Tuesday, 24th December|
How Did Christmas Start?
Winter seasons have always been a time of celebration for every part of the world. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the mid-winter was the time to celebrate the birth of the darkest days of the year.
Many theorists have suggested that the early celebration of Christmas came from the festival of lights. Festival of lights was a Jewish tradition, during which Jesus came to our world. However, other experts suggest that Christmas was associated with a Roman holiday called Saturnalia, dedicated to the roam god of Saturn.
The Catholic Encyclopedia claims that there were many other celebrations in the catholic church before Christmas. But starting in around 200 AD, the birth of Jesus was starting to be celebrated in masses and slowly become a big annual event around the world. During the 4th century, churches finally decided to settle on December 25th to be the all agreed date of the annual celebration.
When was Christmas canceled?
During the start of the 17th century, a religious wave formed that changed the way Christmas was celebrated in Europe. In 1645, Oliver Cromwell and his forces took control over England. There was goal was to get all forms of ties to the decadence of England. As a result, their canceled Christmas completely.
However, due to pressure from the mass of people in the country, Christmas was returned as a holiday by Charles II.
Who is Santa Claus?
Santa Claus has become another part of the Christmas celebration that started in the early fourth century. Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas who was the patron saint of all sailors and children.
When Dutch settlers came to the new world, they came with a strong belief in St. Nicholas. This resonated with them giving the children small gifts or tokens on December 25th. This tradition slowly became popular and caught on by the rest of the Christmas celebrations around the world. And with years, it evolved into a gift-giving Santa Claus we see today who only give a gift to the children who had been nice to others the previous year.
How is Christmas celebrated?
The main celebration of Christmas starts from Christmas eve, meaning December 24th. The main day is Christmas ay on December 25th and the 3rd day on 26th December is known as the boxing day.
Christmas is celebrated in over 150 nations all around the world. And depending on the country and the traditions, it is celebrated a bit different everywhere. That being said the main vibe and the theme stay the same.
Traditionally, everyone decorates their houses with Christmas decorations like lights, a big Christmas tree, a crib, stars, and much more. That celebration is then followed up by making cakes and cookies for everyone. People also sing Christmas Carole, a song dedicated to expressing and rejoicing the happiness of this festival.
The Christmas tree that is decorated is based on the pagan symbol of eternal hope and life. With lights and the smell of the outdoors, it is one of the biggest parts of the Christmas celebration. Gifts are now honored under the Christmas tree.
Over the years, Christmas celebrations and traditions continue to change, regardless of where we live in the world. Families will pass the known practice of Christmas to their children and Christmas celebrations self will grow with time.