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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.
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.
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.