Castleton, Derbyshire, England
© Daveduke/Moment Open/Getty Image
Ready, set, cheer!. Advent Sunday
Lit-up houses, the melody of festive hymns in the air and families coming together to illuminate the initial candle on the Advent wreath—Advent Sunday is here to launch the countdown to Christmas! The holiday, which gets its name from the Latin word for arrival, is usually marked with treat-filled calendars. The custom of the Advent wreath originated in 19th-century Germany and gradually spread across Europe, eventually reaching the United Kingdom. Each candle on the wreath signifies a different week of Advent, symbolising hope, peace, joy and love. So, whether your family unites for a special meal today or dedicates the day to transforming your home into a festive wonderland, remember to relish those simple moments.