When is Christmas Eve 2015?





When is Christmas Eve 2015?

Christmas Eve 2015 is on Thursday, December 24, 2015 (in 242 days).

What is Christmas Eve?

When is Christmas Eve 2015?Christmas Eve, a 190405 watercolor painting by Carl Larsson
Christmas Eve refers to the evening or entire day preceding Christmas Day, the main day of Christmas, a widely celebrated festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth that takes place on December 25. It is a culturally significant celebration for most of the Western world and is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day.

One reason celebrations occur on Christmas Eve is because the traditional Christian liturgical day starts at sunset, an inheritance from Jewish tradition. This liturgical day is followed for all days in the Eastern rite[8] and the custom of beginning Christmas celebration (as well as Sunday and the other major festivals) in the preceding evening is preserved in western Churches that have altered the liturgical day to start at midnight, for example the Roman Catholic Church. Many churches still ring their church bells and hold prayers in the evening before holidays.

Since Christian tradition holds that Jesus was born at night, Midnight Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve, traditionally at midnight, in commemoration of his birth. The idea of Jesus being born at night is reflected in the fact that Christmas Eve is referred to as "Heilige Nacht" ("Holy Night") in German, "Nochebuena" ("the Good Night") in Spanish and similarly in other expressions of Christmas spirituality, such as the song "Silent Night, Holy Night".





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When is Christmas Eve 2016?

Christmas Eve 2016 is on Saturday, December 24, 2016 (in 608 days).

Dates for Christmas Eve from 2010 to 2020

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When is ...? Date      Day of the week      Days away     
Christmas Eve 2010      December 24, 2010      Friday      1583 days ago
Christmas Eve 2011      December 24, 2011      Saturday      1218 days ago
Christmas Eve 2012      December 24, 2012      Monday      852 days ago
Christmas Eve 2013      December 24, 2013      Tuesday      487 days ago
Christmas Eve 2014      December 24, 2014      Wednesday      122 days ago
Christmas Eve 2015      December 24, 2015      Thursday      in 242 days
Christmas Eve 2016      December 24, 2016      Saturday      in 608 days
Christmas Eve 2017      December 24, 2017      Sunday      in 973 days
Christmas Eve 2018      December 24, 2018      Monday      in 1338 days
Christmas Eve 2019      December 24, 2019      Tuesday      in 1703 days
Christmas Eve 2020      December 24, 2020      Thursday      in 2069 days
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See also: Dates for other Christian holidays

Ascension Day
Ash Wednesday
Boxing Day
Christmas
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Easter
Easter Monday
Easter Saturday
Easter Sunday
Eastertide
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Fat Tuesday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Holy Thursday
Holy Week
Lent
Mardi Gras
Maundy Thursday
Palm Sunday
Pancake Day
Pentecost Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
St. Stephen's Day

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