How long until December 24, 2020 ?
There are 268 days until December 24, 2020
Famous birthdays of December 24
- (2006) Rihanna Quinn: Dancer.
- (2000) Ethan Bortnick: child musician.
- (1999) John Bermundo: Model.
- (1997) Marina Chan: Singaporean swimmer.
- (1996) Mackenzie Marie: YouTube Star.
Holidays and feasts of December 24
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Facts of December 24
- (2010) South Korea says it will keep a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea lit until January 8, amid threats from North Korea. (''Herald Sun'')
- (2009) An Israeli man is shot dead by Palestinian gunmen in the northern West Bank. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
- (2011) Gun battles in Nigeria between government troops and Islamist Boko Haram militants kill 68 people. (Reuters)
- (1989) Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.
- (2012) American actor Charles Durning, the two-time Oscar award nominee, dies at the age 89 in New York City. (Los Angeles Times)
December 24 over the years: how did the world look like on December 24 in the past 120 years ?
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