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Advent is the period of preparation in the Christian church beginning on the Sunday nearest to November 30 (St. Andrew’s Day) and continuing until the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas (December 25); considered the beginning of the church year; date when season first observed is uncertain, possibly as early as 5th century.

Protestant customs including adorning altars and pulpits in purple as a symbol of sombre reflection; Roman Catholics forbid solemnisation of marriage during Advent; Advent wreath bears four candles, one of which is lighted every Sunday until the Sunday before Christmas.

More information can be found at 394.26 on the selves and online at Britannica School.

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