Advent, everyone talks about it at this time but does everyone know what Advent is? Well, the meaning of Advent it is the waiting, waiting and preparation for the arrival of Christmas, for the birth of Jesus, it lasts about 28 days, it is formed by the four Sundays closest to Christmas that open the first period of the Christian liturgical year; but in the Orthodox religion Advent begins on November 28 and ends on January 6, a total of 40 days. A peculiarity that practically all Churches have is that they celebrate this time: the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Orthodox Church, the Protestant Churches (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Moravian, etc.), the Coptic Church, among others. The color of this time is purple.
In almost all homes as in churches during Advent a wreath is placed, called the Advent Wreath, is made with pine branches and for each of the four Sundays a red candle is placed and lit, which signify some of the virtues that we have to improve as people, in my Parish, The Nativity of Our Lady, Felipe who is one Of the parish priests, it is customary for some of the children who attend family mass to light the candles and tell us the meaning of each candle that is lit.
Now I’m going to bore you a little more with a little history about the Advent calendar that for this we have to go back to 19th century Germany, where the little ones in the house They lit a small candle from December 1 to Christmas Eve . The first Advent calendar that is printed and that contains chocolate bars is in the 1920s.
But currently there are countless Advent calendars , there are the classics with chocolates, there are those that contain beauty products , with chocolates, candies, small toys, vouchers for different things, infusions, little stories, but what really interests us is that the little ones in the house start the countdown to the arrival of Christmas, and we from La Mansión de las Ideas want to give you a series of ideas that are very easy to do with your children, well There are also some calendars so that the handymen of the house are also entertained, what if you have to bear in mind is that you are the ones who decide what surprise to put on them.
Ready, Set, Go! To choose the calendar that you like the most or the one that the family decides together and let’s get to work!
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