What is an advent calendar. The word advent has a latin origin meaning the coming or more accurately coming toward for christian believers christmas is one of the greatest events in the yearly cycle being the celebration of the greatest gift ever given by god to mankind. An advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of advent in anticipation of christmas. This is the coming of jesus into the world. Advent means coming in latin.
In recent years advent celebrations of one type or another have been added to many evangelical services as well. It is observed with various traditions and rituals by catholics and other groups such as lutherans anglicans and methodists. Advent is the period of four sundays and weeks before christmas or sometimes from the 1st december to christmas day. Advent is the name of the season in which christians prepare for the celebration that commemorates the birth of jesus christ christmasthe word advent comes from the latin phrase adventus domini meaning arrival of the lord.
The tradition of advent. How does an advent calendar relate to christmas. Christians use the four sundays and weeks of advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of christmas. Today store bought advent calendars usually have 24 or 25 slots on them and when each is opened a photo or a small candy or gift.