Ok, to avoid further confusion on the countown clocks, here is a breif tutorial:
Start with the [Countdown= tag.
The type &day=17&month=7&year=2005&hour=5&min=55&sec=55, with no spaces. You should fill in the information with your date. If your date was say, May 5, you would fill in: day=5, month=5, year=2005, and whatever time you care to put. If you wan't it to count up to midnight, just leave the times as zeros. Keep in mind that the hour function works on 24 hour time (miliary time)
Close the tag with a ]
Type what ever the occasion is. For instance, "Countdown to May 5:" (without the quotes)
Type a closing [/countdown] tag.
Set this way, the above instructions would produce the following result:
[Countdown=&day=5&month=5&year=2005&hour=0&min=00&s ec=00]Countdown to May 5:[/countdown]