Christmas Eve around the world in 2019

Christmas Eve around the world in 2019
  How long until Christmas Eve?
This holiday next takes place in 162 days.
  Dates of Christmas Eve around the world
2021VariousDec 23, Dec 24
AustraliaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday
BelarusFri, Dec 24National Holiday
BulgariaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
Czech RepublicFri, Dec 24National Holiday
DenmarkFri, Dec 24National Holiday
El SalvadorFri, Dec 24National Holiday
EstoniaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
Faroe IslandsFri, Dec 24National Holiday
FinlandFri, Dec 24National Holiday
GreenlandFri, Dec 24National Holiday
GuatemalaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
HungaryFri, Dec 24National Holiday
IcelandFri, Dec 24National Holiday
IndiaDec 24
MeghalayaFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Dec 24Regional Holiday
LatviaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinFri, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
LithuaniaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
LuxembourgFri, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
MacauFri, Dec 24National Holiday
NorwayFri, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesFri, Dec 24National Holiday
Puerto RicoFri, Dec 24National Holiday
San MarinoFri, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
SlovakiaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
SwedenFri, Dec 24National Holiday
USAThu, Dec 23Government Holiday (in lieu)
VenezuelaFri, Dec 24National Holiday
2020VariousDec 7, Dec 24
ArgentinaMon, Dec 7National Holiday
AustraliaThu, Dec 24Regional Holiday
BelarusThu, Dec 24National Holiday
BulgariaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
Czech RepublicThu, Dec 24National Holiday
DenmarkThu, Dec 24National Holiday
El SalvadorThu, Dec 24National Holiday
EstoniaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
Faroe IslandsThu, Dec 24National Holiday
FinlandThu, Dec 24National Holiday
GreenlandThu, Dec 24National Holiday
GuatemalaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
IcelandThu, Dec 24National Holiday
IndiaDec 24
MeghalayaThu, Dec 24Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, Dec 24Regional Holiday
LatviaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
LithuaniaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
LuxembourgThu, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
MacauThu, Dec 24National Holiday
NorwayThu, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesThu, Dec 24National Holiday
Puerto RicoThu, Dec 24National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
SlovakiaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
SwedenThu, Dec 24National Holiday
USADec 24
ArkansasThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
KansasThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
KentuckyThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
MichiganThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
North CarolinaThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
OklahomaThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
South CarolinaThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
TexasThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
VirginiaThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
WisconsinThu, Dec 24Government Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Dec 24National Holiday
2019VariousDec 24
AustraliaTue, Dec 24Regional Holiday
BelarusTue, Dec 24National Holiday
BulgariaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
Czech RepublicTue, Dec 24National Holiday
DenmarkTue, Dec 24National Holiday
El SalvadorTue, Dec 24National Holiday
EstoniaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
Faroe IslandsTue, Dec 24National Holiday
FinlandTue, Dec 24National Holiday
GreenlandTue, Dec 24National Holiday
GuatemalaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
HungaryTue, Dec 24National Holiday
IcelandTue, Dec 24National Holiday
IndiaDec 24
MeghalayaTue, Dec 24Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Dec 24Regional Holiday
LatviaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinTue, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
LithuaniaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
LuxembourgTue, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
MacauTue, Dec 24National Holiday
NorwayTue, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesTue, Dec 24National Holiday
Puerto RicoTue, Dec 24National Holiday
San MarinoTue, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
SlovakiaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
SwedenTue, Dec 24National Holiday
USADec 24
KentuckyTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
MichiganTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
North CarolinaTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
North DakotaTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
OklahomaTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
South CarolinaTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
TennesseeTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
TexasTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
VirginiaTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
WisconsinTue, Dec 24Government Holiday
VenezuelaTue, Dec 24National Holiday
2018VariousDec 24
ArgentinaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
AustraliaMon, Dec 24Regional Holiday
BelarusMon, Dec 24National Holiday
BulgariaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
Czech RepublicMon, Dec 24National Holiday
DenmarkMon, Dec 24National Holiday
El SalvadorMon, Dec 24National Holiday
EstoniaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, Dec 24National Holiday
FinlandMon, Dec 24National Holiday
GreenlandMon, Dec 24National Holiday
GuatemalaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
HungaryMon, Dec 24National Holiday (bridge day)
IcelandMon, Dec 24National Holiday
LatviaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
LithuaniaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
MacauMon, Dec 24National Holiday
NorwayMon, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesMon, Dec 24National Holiday
Puerto RicoMon, Dec 24National Holiday
San MarinoMon, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
SlovakiaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
SwedenMon, Dec 24National Holiday
USADec 24
USAMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
ArkansasMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
KansasMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
KentuckyMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
MichiganMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
North CarolinaMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
OklahomaMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
South CarolinaMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
TexasMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
VirginiaMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
WisconsinMon, Dec 24Government Holiday
UkraineMon, Dec 24National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Dec 24National Holiday
2017VariousDec 22, Dec 24, Dec 26
BulgariaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
Czech RepublicSun, Dec 24National Holiday
DenmarkSun, Dec 24National Holiday
El SalvadorSun, Dec 24National Holiday
EstoniaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
FinlandSun, Dec 24National Holiday
GuatemalaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
IcelandSun, Dec 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Dec 24Not A Public Holiday
LithuaniaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
MacauDec 24, Dec 26
MacauTue, Dec 26National Holiday
MacauSun, Dec 24National Holiday
Puerto RicoSun, Dec 24National Holiday
SlovakiaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
SwedenSun, Dec 24National Holiday
USADec 22, Dec 24
WisconsinSun, Dec 24Government Holiday
MichiganFri, Dec 22Government Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Dec 22Government Holiday
VirginiaFri, Dec 22Government Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Dec 22Government Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Dec 24National Holiday
  Summary
Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.
  Which countries observe Christmas Eve in 2019?
Australia  AustraliaDec 24Regional Holiday
Belarus  BelarusDec 24National Holiday
Bulgaria  BulgariaDec 24National Holiday
Czech Republic  Czech RepublicDec 24National Holiday
Denmark  DenmarkDec 24National Holiday
El Salvador  El SalvadorDec 24National Holiday
Estonia  EstoniaDec 24National Holiday
Faroe Islands  Faroe IslandsDec 24National Holiday
Finland  FinlandDec 24National Holiday
Greenland  GreenlandDec 24National Holiday
Guatemala  GuatemalaDec 24National Holiday
Hungary  HungaryDec 24National Holiday
Iceland  IcelandDec 24National Holiday
India  IndiaDec 24Regional Holiday
Latvia  LatviaDec 24National Holiday
Liechtenstein  LiechtensteinDec 24Not A Public Holiday
Lithuania  LithuaniaDec 24National Holiday
Luxembourg  LuxembourgDec 24Not A Public Holiday
Macau  MacauDec 24National Holiday
Norway  NorwayDec 24Not A Public Holiday
Philippines  PhilippinesDec 24National Holiday
Puerto Rico  Puerto RicoDec 24National Holiday
San Marino  San MarinoDec 24Not A Public Holiday
Slovakia  SlovakiaDec 24National Holiday
Sweden  SwedenDec 24National Holiday
USA  USADec 24Government Holiday
Venezuela  VenezuelaDec 24National Holiday
Related holidays

When is Christmas Eve?

Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, then this holiday may be observed on a different day.

Countries and regions which officially have Christmas Eve as a public holiday are shown on the right.

Even if it is not a public holiday, be aware that many businesses in Europe will give employees the afternoon or the whole day as a holiday.

As Christmas is traditionally a time to spend with families, a lot of people may leave work early to travel home or visit relatives, so this is not a good day to arrange business meetings.

History of Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve. Many churches will mark the end of Advent with midnight church services.

In Latin America, Christmas Eve marks the end of a nine day period before Christmas, called 'Las Posandas' which represents the none months of labour for the Virgin Mary before she gave birth to Jesus.

Christmas Eve Traditions

Gifts

On the night of Christmas Eve, children around the world will leave food and drink for whoever will come to their house and bring them presents. Who this is, depends on what part of the world you live. It might be Santa Claus or Father Christmas; but in Switzerland it will be the Christchild who delivers the presents. In Denmark, it's the Christmas elf; in Sweden, it'll be a small man and in Finland, it'll be the Christmas goat!

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