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Why are Advent Calendars called 'Advent Calendars'?

Advent is the start of the Christmas season in Britain. It begins four Sundays before Christmas. Advent calendars are a countdown to Christmas Day.

The first sign of Christmas in a British home is the children's advent calendar. The calendars start on the first day of December. Advent calendars are a fun way to help children to know when Christmas Eve will arrive, an important night for them because Father Christmas (Santa Claus) will visit them bringing gifts. copyright of projectbritain.com

What is an Advent Calendar?

An Advent calendar is a poster or card with twenty-four small doors, one to be opened each day from 1st December until Christmas Eve. Each door conceals a picture. Every morning children open one window of the calendar to see a pretty picture or find a chocolate inside.

Advent Calendar

History of Advent Calendars

The popular tradition of advent calendars arose in Germany in the late 1800s and soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Originally, the images in Advent calendars were came from the Hebrew Bible.

Many Advent calendars today have no religious content. Now, alongside traditional Advent calendars depicting angels and biblical figures are those whose doors open to display teddy bears, pieces of chocolate, or photos of pop stars. copyright of projectbritain.com

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An Advent Candle has 25 marks. Every day it is lit and is burned down by one mark each day.

What has Advent got to do with Christmas?

Interactive Advent Calendar


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I left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant.
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