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    Upcoming Religious Holidays of Christian in 2019

  1. Sunday Dec 01, 2019 Advent - first Sunday
  2. Tuesday Dec 24, 2019 Christmas Eve
  3. Wednesday Dec 25, 2019 Christmas
  4. Tuesday Dec 31, 2019 Watch Night
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    Related to Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Annunciation, Epiphany, Epiphanytide, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity       
    Fast, Nativity of Jesus. Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting
    and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is a version of the Latin
    word meaning "coming". The term "Advent" is also used in Eastern Orthodoxy for the 40-day Nativity Fast, which
    has practices different from those in the West.

    Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. In the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the Western Rite
    of the Orthodox Church, and in the Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, Presbyterian, and Methodist calendars, Advent
    commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, It can fall on any date between 27 November and 3 December.
    When Christmas Day is a Monday, Advent Sunday will fall on its latest possible date.

    Practices associated with Advent include keeping an Advent calendar, lighting an Advent wreath, praying an
    Advent daily devotional, erecting a Christmas tree or a Chrismon tree, lighting a Christingle, as well as other ways
    of preparing for Christmas, such as setting up Christmas decorations, a custom that is sometimes done liturgically
    through a hanging of the greens ceremony. The equivalent of Advent in Eastern Christianity is called the Nativity
    Fast, but it differs in length and observances, and does not begin the liturgical church year as it does in the West.

    Four Sundays

    Advent candles

  1. The Prophets' Candle, symbolizing hope;
  2. The Bethlehem Candle, symbolizing faith;
  3. The Shepherds' Candle, symbolizing joy;
  4. The Angel's Candle, symbolizing peace