First Sunday of Advent

Today is the First Sunday of Advent.  We lighted the first Advent candle and had time together. The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,”. The Advent season lasts for four Sundays leading to the celebration of Christmas.


Year 2016


In Latvia, we are celebrating “Christmas” on  Christmas Eve and Santa will come on Christmas Eve, not on Christmas morning! This year it will be interesting cause Fourth Sunday of Advent is on Christmas Eve! It’s barely 22 days to go! Get your Santa’s beard countdown here.

Is the big celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning in your family? Does Santa come on Christmas Eve and leave presents outside the door or under the tree or does he come on Christmas morning and put presents in socks hanging by the fireplace!

Peace on Earth,


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