History of Christmas: What is the Advent Season?

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

“Advent” from the Latin adventus means the “coming” or “arrival” of the Christ Childand is marked by the four Sundays…

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Bill Petro

Bill Petro

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Writer and technologist. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, and pop culture. billpetro.com @billpetro