Advent Calender

  • Advent calendars are used to countdown to Christmas.
  • Underneath the windows it has chocolate. As well as that they hide pictures, poems and stories.
  • It comes (origins) from Germany. In the 19th Century, Lutherans counted down the first 24 days of December.
  • At Christmas, it keeps track of days by making chalk marks on their door.
  • Advent calendars and putting up a small religious picture to mark each day, were ways of counting down.
  • Advent is the start of Christmas season.
  • It starts from four Sundays, before Christmas.
  • Windows of calendars are opened everyday leading up to Christmas.
  • You see pretty pictures or find some chocolate.
  • Advent calendars, we buy today were first produced in the 1900’s in Germany.
  • Eventually advent calendars contained religious pictures and had chocolate.
  • It was popular for years, were stopped when WW2 started, due to paper, cardboard and chocolate, which is being limited when war was over in 1944.
  • Advent calendars picked by back up, but didn’t contain chocolate.
  • End of 1950, chocolate advent calendars reappeared.
  • Ten years later many countries uses advent calendars to countdown days to Christmas.

5 Comments on "Advent Calender"

  1. finlay mcardle | Dec 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    great I never knew advent calenders started in germany!

  2. this was a brilliant article i know a lot about advent calendars now

  3. sophie mariee bates | Dec 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Reply

    i love the chocolate but really it is about the birth of christ

  4. i love advent calendars my baby sister keeps on eating my chocalats

  5. J McGuinness | Dec 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm | Reply

    Great article. My Advent calendar has jokes in instead of chocolates.

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