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What does it mean?
The word Advent
comes from the Latin
Who celebrates Advent?
• It is a Christian celebration
• It is not normally celebrated
in other Religions
The meaning of Christianity
from the Greek word
translates as the
A religion based on the life and
teachings of Jesus, as presented in
the New Testament. Christians
believe that Jesus was the son of
God and a saviour of humanity.
What is Advent?
It is a time when Christians look forward to Jesus
appearing in a Church as a baby at Christmas - tiny
and vulnerable. But Advent isn't only about his
The Christian Year...
• Follows the life of Jesus
• Begins with Advent
Sunday - which is their
'New Year's Day'
When is Advent?
Start: The Sunday nearest to 30th
Nov (St. Andrew's Day)
End: Midnight on Christmas Eve.
The Advent Calendar...
• Is used to count or celebrate
the 24 days before Christmas –
often with chocolates attached!
Advent is a time to...
• Celebrate light in the
midst of darkness
• Look forward to when
Jesus will come again
What happens during Advent
• Clergy typically wear royal purple or royal blue
vestments during Advent
• Many churches also include an advent wreath in their
• The festive menu is planned
• Gifts are chosen and wrapped
• Cards are written
• Gifts are given to
Santa Claus to
• Decorate the house
• Meet old friends
• Carols are sung
• Lots of parties
Christmas in Belgium
• On the sixth of December ‘Sinterklaas’ or ‘Saint-
Nicholas’ day is celebrated, which is an entirely
different holiday from Christmas
Christmas in Brazil
• In Father Christmas is called Papai Noel. A special
Christmas meal will be chicken, turkey, ham, rice,
salad, pork, fresh and dried fruits, often with beer
Christmas in Finland
• Finnish people believe that Father Christmas (Santa
Claus) lives in the north part of Finland called
Korvatunturi, north of the Arctic Circle
Wherever you are - Christmas is
not just about...
• Receiving presents
• Eating Turkey
• Watching movies
When you are eating your Xmas
dinner, think about Jesus:
• Bread symbolised his body
• A cup of wine symbolised his
During Advent, do as
Jesus would. So...
• Show you care & love
• Share with others
• Give and not take
• Help and not ask for it
• Show respect for others
• Be selfless…
In this season of Advent, inspire us to be a people of hope.
Encourage us not to be greedy for material possessions, but
for justice and truth.
Enflame us with a love for others, which crosses boundaries
of race, religion and nationality.
Stir within us an appreciation of the immense beauty of the
Be with us, Lord, at this time, that we may be a people of