Advent, cherished by many Christians, is the joyful countdown to the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth, AKA: Christmas. It begins four Sundays before Christmas and concludes on December 24th. Originated from Latin, meaning a “significant arrival,” Advent unites Christians in joy, hope, and self-reflection. During this time, worshippers commemorate Jesus’s birth and life with Advent candles, unique wreaths, special church services, and specific Scriptures.
It’s not just about chocolate! This is a period rich in tradition and spiritual practices. Marking the Advent countdown encourages us to pause amid the holiday chaos and grasp the true essence of what this season means to so many people. While bringing Christians together in shared celebration, Advent’s messages of universal hope, love, and salvation resonate far and wide. And that’s something worth celebrating!