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19 Sep 2011 - 10:31:41 pm

The History of the Advent Countdown Calendar

The Advent  countdown calendar sometimes known as a calendar of festivals, is a device used to count the days until Christmas. German Lutheran tradition of a special calendar to celebrate the Christian festival of Advent (the countdown to the celebration of the coming of Christ) was in the nineteenth century, but the modern concept of a printed calendar or construction, with windows that open to reveal pictures, gifts or candy, appears to date from 1850. These calendars are traditionally built from cardboard (with the opening of the doors that were religious images), fabric (gift bags) or wooden boxes.

TheAdvent calendar usually begin December 1, and the countdown 24 days to Christmas (even though the season of Advent traditional Christian begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which may at any time of its November 27 and December 3) . Today, millions of Advent calendars are produced around the world, toys, and many are secular in nature, you get candy or other gifts with no religious content. Most of the big wholesalers to produce its own brand products Celebration Calendars and can be in the form of trees, houses or even dinosaurs, and sometimes extend to 26 days to include Christmas and Boxing Day.

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