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.
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
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.
The history, meaning and origin of
this familiar symbol
Meaning and origin of this traditional Christmas custom
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A Religious Christian
meaning, Pagan origins or a Modern Christmas custom?
Christmas, have a happy and prosperous