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Today - Day Prior to Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Saturday December 16, 2017(12/16/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:00 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736679
Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Saturnalia begins on this day
Sunday December 17, 2017(12/17/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:01 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736680
Day After Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Saturnalia continues on this day
Monday December 18, 2017(12/18/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:02 am, sunset:10:52 am, rdDate=736681
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Today - Day Prior to Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Las Posadas begins on this day
Saturday December 16, 2017(12/16/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:00 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736679
Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Las Posadas continues on this day
Sunday December 17, 2017(12/17/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:01 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736680
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Day After Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Las Posadas continues on this day
Monday December 18, 2017(12/18/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:02 am, sunset:10:52 am, rdDate=736681
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Today - Day Prior to Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
on the Hebrew calendar
Saturday December 16, 2017(12/16/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
rdDate=736679
Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
Yom Rishon (‪יום ראשון‬) Kislev 29, 5778(9/29/5778) on the Hebrew calendar
Sunday December 17, 2017(12/17/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:01 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736680
Day After Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
Rosh Chodesh Tevet begins on this day
Yom Sheni (‪יום שני‬) Kislev 30, 5778(9/30/5778) on the Hebrew calendar
Monday December 18, 2017(12/18/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:02 am, sunset:10:52 am, rdDate=736681
Today - Day Prior to Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
on the Hebrew calendar
Saturday December 16, 2017(12/16/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
rdDate=736679
Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
Hanukkah continues on this day
Yom Rishon (‪יום ראשון‬) Kislev 29, 5778(9/29/5778) on the Hebrew calendar
Sunday December 17, 2017(12/17/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:01 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736680
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Day After Requested Day (day begins and ends at Sunset)
Hanukkah continues on this day
Yom Sheni (‪יום שני‬) Kislev 30, 5778(9/30/5778) on the Hebrew calendar
Monday December 18, 2017(12/18/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:02 am, sunset:10:52 am, rdDate=736681
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Today - Day Prior to Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Nativity Fast continues on this day
Saturday December 16, 2017(12/16/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:00 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736679
Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Nativity Fast continues on this day
Sunday December 17, 2017(12/17/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:01 am, sunset:10:51 am, rdDate=736680
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Day After Requested Day (day begins and ends at Midnight)
Nativity Fast continues on this day
Monday December 18, 2017(12/18/2017) on the Gregorian calendar
sunrise: 3:02 am, sunset:10:52 am, rdDate=736681
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December 2017
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Sunday December 17, 2017 (12/17/2017)
Method: December 17th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 7 days
Period: 1 year

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn originally held December 17 and later expanded with unofficial festivities through December 23. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves.[1] The poet Catullus called it "the best of days."[2]

In Roman mythology, Saturn was an agricultural deity who reigned over the world in the Golden Age, when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without labor in a state of social egalitarianism. The revelries of Saturnalia were supposed to reflect the conditions of the lost mythical age, not all of them desirable. The Greek equivalent was the Kronia.[3]

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Saturday December 16, 2017 (12/16/2017)
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Monday December 25, 2017 (12/25/2017)
Method: December 16th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 9 days
Period: 1 year

Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain, now celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala and parts of the Southwestern United States[1][2], beginning December 16th and ending December 24th, on evenings (about 8 or 10 PM).

Posada is Spanish for "lodging", or "accommodation"; it is said in plural because it is celebrated more than one day in that period. The nine day novena represents the nine months of pregnancy.[3][4]

Kislev 5778
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Sunday December 17, 2017 (12/17/2017) at Sunset Sunset icon (10:51 am)
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Yom Sheni (‪יום שני‬) Kislev 30, 5778 (9/30/5778)
Method: Kislev 30th on Hebrew calendar
Notes: lasts one day (or two if Kislev has 30 days
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday December 12, 2017 (12/12/2017) at Sunset Sunset icon (10:51 am)
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Yom Revi'i (‪יום רביעי‬) Kislev 25, 5778 (9/25/5778)
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Wednesday December 20, 2017 (12/20/2017) at Sunset Sunset icon (10:53 am)
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Yom Hamishi (‪יום חמישי‬) Tevet 3, 5778 (10/3/5778)
Method: Kislev 25th on Hebrew calendar
Length: 8 days
Period: 1 year

Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah, Chanukkah, or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical Menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש, "attendant" or "sexton")[1] and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves is forbidden.[2]

November 2017
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Wednesday November 15, 2017 (11/15/2017)
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Monday December 25, 2017 (12/25/2017)
Method: November 15th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year

The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance practiced by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches, in preparation for the Nativity of Christ, (December 25).[1] The fast is similar to the Western Advent, except that it runs for 40 days instead of four weeks. The fast is observed from November 15 to December 24, inclusively. These dates apply to those Orthodox Churches which use the Revised Julian calendar, which is identical to the Gregorian calendar. For those national Churches which still follow the Julian calendar (Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem), the Winter Lent does not begin until November 28 (Gregorian) which coincides with November 15 on the Julian calendar.

Sometimes the fast is called Philip's Fast (or the Philippian Fast), as it traditionally begins on the day following the Feast of St. Philip the Apostle (November 14). Some churches have abbreviated the fast to start on December 10, following the Feast of the Conception by Saint Anne of the Most Holy Theotokos.


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