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Advent, anglicized from the Latin word


meaning "coming", is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast, but it differs both in length and observances and does not begin the church year, which starts instead on September 1.

Religious services[edit]

Main categories: Advent Mass and Advent vespers


Main category: Advent music

Advent traditions and decorations[edit]

Advent calendars[edit]

Main category: Advent calendars

Advent wreaths[edit]

Main category: Advent wreaths

Advent candles[edit]

Main category: Advent candles

Advent lanterns[edit]

Main category: Advent lanterns

Advent floristry[edit]

Main category: Advent floristry

Churches named Advent[edit]

Main category: Advent churches

Advent Sunday[edit]

Main category: Advent Sunday