December 24, 2017 N/A
The word "Advent" comes from the Latin "Adventus" and means "Arrival".
It is a time of waiting for the arrival of the Baby Jesus in a stable.
There are four Sundays in Advent and most churches have an Advent wreath with four candles round the outside which are lit on each of the four Sundays in Advent and one candle in the middle which is lit on Christmas Day
It is also the first day of the Christian Year which follows the life and teachings of Jesus Christ