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picker | 15:13 Fri 26th Nov 2021 | Phrases & Sayings
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When is official Advent. How long is it Why do we see advent calendars with 25 days

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This year Advent begins on Sunday 28th November. It always ends on Christmas Eve, but the start date varies. See the following link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent

I think the reason that Advent Calendars have 25 days is for convenience.
Its not religious anymore is it...
the wiki article is really good

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent

I thought it might be the usual marxist crap in the lines of - "Christians believe, and quite honestly I have no idea why....."

but instead it is written by a Christian - cleric and theologian and draws parallels with the birth of Christ and re-birth of Christ ( resurrection ) . And it draws parallels with other Christian traditions ( some churches believe Christ was always God ( monophysite) and some only ever human (unitarian). I hesistate to mention it on AB

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