This Advent began on Sunday the 1st of December and will end on Monday the 24th of December.
In many Christian Churches, Advent is a time of expectant waiting, a preparation for the celebration of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
The word ‘advent’ derives from a Latin word meaning “coming”.
Advent is the beginning of the Western Christian Calendar Year, which starts on the 4th Sunday before Christmas, also referred to as ‘Advent Sunday’.
As a sign of Advent having started, Churches and many Homes light a candle on an Advent wreath. An additional candle is lit with each coming Sunday until 4 candles are burning on Christmas.
In Sweden, the practice of erecting a Chrismas tree and Christmas also starts with Advent.
Why not start your Advent with a beautiful, natural Snow Crystal Candle by Pairfum?
Then add another with each Sunday until Christmas Eve.