7 fascinating Advent traditions from star-shaped pinatas to candle crowns

Red drawers, Advent calender (Picture: Getty)
There’s more to it than calendars (Picture: Getty)

The word advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning ‘coming’.

In ancient times, advent was connected to the second coming of Christ and the baptism of new Christians at Epiphany.

7 alternative family activities you could do during Advent

It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that advent was linked with Christ’s first coming, which is now celebrated on December 25.

For some Christians, this time is about penitence, prayer and fasting but, for the majority of us, it’s a period of waiting and preparing.

Most families have their own customs, whether it be putting… Read the full story

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