27 November 2016
First Sunday of Advent
This year the season of Advent is the longest period it can be, because Christmas Day is on a Sunday. If you are a Christian, it is a season akin to Lent, in which you prepare yourself spiritually for the holiday. It's also time for more secular pursuits: baking cookies, shopping, attending Christmas plays or presentations, taking in a concert, and enjoying yourself with friends. I have a craft show that takes place on the first weekend of December, and we always attend the annual performance of the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company's Atlanta Christmas.
I also like to go to downtown Marietta right before Christmas to see the stores dressed up in their Christmas finery.
What is your favorite Advent activity?
What is Advent? | The United Methodist Church
The Voice: The Season of Advent
The Liturgical Season of Advent
Vox: Advent Explained
Where Did the Season of Advent Come From?