Advent Calendar Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with the Advent Calendar. This festive tradition and Christmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning and origin of the Advent Calendar? This article provides facts and information about the history of the Advent Calendar as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
Advent Calendar Description What is an Advent Calendar? This is a special type of calendar which is used to count down or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas Day. Advent is one of the Christian church’s ‘seasons’ that occurs immediately before Christmas. The Advent Calendar is a favorite for kids and children. The calendar consists of a series of 'windows' that are marked with the days leading up to Christmas starting with December 1st. A window may be opened every day revealing a religious Christmas image, or Bible verse, or for the non-secular calendars they might reveal a chocolate or small gift. The non religious forms are often referred to a Countdown Calendars. Many have themes the most popular being the story of the Nativity. They are easy and fun to make:
The Christmas Custom, Origin and History of the Advent Calendar The origins of the Advent calendar were in Germany. The German Lutherans would count down the 24 days of Advent beginning on December 1 and hanging a small religious picture on the wall every day. The first known Advent calendar was handmade in 1851 and the first printed version of an Advent calendar was produced in Hamburg in the early 1900's.
Advent Calendar Christmas is celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of approximately 2275 million people, but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as the Advent Calendar, have come to represent the spirit and meaning of this special time of the year.
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