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Advent is the start of the Christian year. It is a time when Christians prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The word Advent comes from the word Adventus, which means the arrival of something or someone important.

Advent starts this year on the 29th November until 24th December.


Read the Powerpoint  and watch the clip to learn about all the different traditions that take place to celebrate advent.

Your task

  • Label the Advent wreath and describe what each candle means.
  • Perhaps you could make a Christingle?
  • Design a wreath or your own advent calendar?