Advent is a Christian season of preparation for the Nativity of Christ at Christmas. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity. The name was adopted... Wikipedia

  • Observed by:  Christians
  • Type:  Christian, cultural
  • Significance:  Preparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus
  • Observances:  Church services, completing an Advent calendar and Advent wreath, praying through a daily devotional, erecting a Chrismon tree, hanging of the greens, lighting a Christingle, gift giving, family and other social gatherings
  • Begins:  Fourth or (in the Ambrosian and Mozarabic Rites) sixth Sunday before Christmas
  • +2 years date:  26 November +2 years next Sunday
  • Frequency:  Annual
  • Related to:  Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Annunciation, Epiphany, Epiphanytide, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity Fast, Nativity of Jesus
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo