21/11, 22/11, 23/11 … 01/12, 02/12, 03/12 – the Advent season is around the corner. There are only 14 days left until the 1st of Advent, which falls on the 3rd of December 2017. Sunday before Advent is called the Sunday of the Dead. That is why the first Sunday of Advent is connected with the entry of Jesus. The origin of the word “Advent” comes from the Latin word “advenire”, which means arrival. The first Advent marks the beginning of the preparation time for Christmas. The Advent season lasts four weeks and the date of the first Advent changes from year to year as well as the length of the Advent season. The reason for these changes can be attributed to the different length of the years. The 1st Advent date is associated with the last Sunday of Advent, which must be Sunday before December 25th. Christmas Eve ends the Advent season.

1. Advent – meaning and customs

Each Sunday of Advent represents a different theme. 1. Advent is dedicated to the Second Coming of Jesus on the Day of Judgment. On the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of Advent, John the Baptist is in the foreground . At the   4th Sunday of Advent is the Mother of God in focus. With the first Vespers on December 24, the Advent season ends.

In the past Advent was associated with many customs. The most famous of all are:

How do you celebrate 1st Advent today?

Today this time is hectic. Everyone hurries to buy and pack

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