What is the true meaning of an Advent calendar?
Advent calendars (in one form or another) were adapted some time in the 19th century by German Lutherans as a way to mark the days of the season leading up to Christmas. By the early 20th century, calendars were being manufactured and published in Germany, aimed at delighting kids during the holidays.
What are the 24 days of Advent?
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.
Do I start with 1 or 24 on an Advent calendar?
“Using the historical context, it seems that the proper way to work through an advent calendar is starting with the box labeled ‘one. ‘ The point of the calendar is not to count down, but rather to count up towards the days before Christmas,” Bustle wrote.