History of Advent: Why We Celebrate Christmas on December 25

Here begins our series of articles on the History of Christmas. The traditional season of Advent, leading up to Christmas, begins today. It is celebrated in the church calendar as one of the most festive seasons of the year.

Meaning of Advent

“Advent,” from the Latin adventus, means the “coming” or “arrival” of the Christ

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Bill Petro

Writer, technologist, and historian. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, pop culture, and world travel. https://billpetro.com @billpetro