When does Christmas season start and end?

Question

When does Christmas season start and end?

Answer

Traditional Christmas season:

  • Preparation (Advent weeks)
    • Start: First Sunday after November 30
    • End: December 25 eve (December 24 night).
  • Start: December 25.
  • End: February 2.

Modern  Christmas season (including Christmas week):

  • Start: First Sunday after November 30
  • End: January 6 (Epiphany)

Secular Christmas season version 1 (still including Christmas week):

  • Start: After November 30.
  • End: January 1.

Secular Christmas season version 2 (eliminating Christmas week):

  • Start: After November 30.
  • End: December 25.

Anti-Christmas groups, indeed, fights hard to eliminate Christmas and replace it with secular holiday festival. Several countries, such as Indonesia, limit Christmas holy day to 1 day only. Now, the anti-Christmas groups in the country seek any effort to eliminate Christmas on December 25, too.  Herod followers will always exist in any century.


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