Advent calendar

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An Advent calendar wi the nativity scene ahint the 24t door an the adoration o the shepherds ahint the 25t. Ilka ane o the fower Sundays in Advent haes an it's ain door an aw.

An Advent calendar is a special calendar uised tae coont the days o Advent tae gear up fur Christmas. Acause the date o the First Sunday o Advent chynges, fawin atween 27 November an 3 Dizember includin thae dates, mony Advent calendars, espeicially thae yins thit kin be reuised, Aften stairtit on 1 Dizember. Sometimes yins pit fur a specific year aften hiv the last few days o November thit are pairt of the yuil season.[1][2]

The first advent calendars war uised bi German Lutherans in the 19t and 20t yearhunner.

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An Advent calendar wi a pictur o Santae Claus ridin his sleigh

Tradeetional Advent calendars hiv picturs o the manger scene, Saunt Nicholas an winter wather. Ither calenders hiv different themes, rinnin fae sports tae technologie. Thay come in a hale wheen o forms, fae seemple paper calendars wi flaps kivverin the days tae fabric dookets on a backgrund scene tae pentit widden boxes wi cubby holes for smaw items.

Mony advent calendars hiv the shape o a muckle rectangle caird wi "windaes",

Ane fur ilka day in Dizember up tae an includin Christenmas Eve (24 Dizember) or Christenmas day (25 Dizember).

Doors are appent ance a day up tae Christenmas, stairtin fae the stairt o the Advent season fur that year,[1][2] or juist on 1 Dizember.

The doors are aften pit ootower aboot the calender random-like. The calendar windae appen wi something ahint it, sic as an image, a poyem, a bit o a story (sic as the story o the Nativity o Jesus), or a wee gift, sic as a toy or a chocolate item.

Ilka windae aften haes a Bible verse an Christian prayer pit on it, thit Christians hiv as pairt o thair ilka-day Advent worship. Advent calendars micht hiv puzzles an gemms prentit tae thair hintside an aw.

Some magazines an beuks hiv advent calendars biggit intae thaim an aw, sic as the lang-rinnin Breetish magazine Country Life — this is desrived as "wir famous Advent calendar"— in its kiver fur the final issue o November.

Thare ur a hale wheen o different teeps o Advent calendars, sic as social media calendars, an strung up calendars thit kin be reuised.

Mony touns dae livin advent calendars, whaur, dependin on the toun, an event kin happen somewhaur in the toun ilka day, or lichts in a hame licht up ilka nicht until Christenmas day, hogmany or the 5t Januar. [3][4]

Some advent calendars e'en jouk tradeetional Christenmas seembols an themes, juist focusin on Jesus[5] as the central character o the Christenmas story.

The Nordic Julekalender/Julkalender[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norawa an Swaden, thare is a tradeetion o hivin a Julkalender (Swadish: Julkalender, Finns: Joulukalenteri, Icelandic: Jóladagatal; Literal-like "Yuil Calendar") as a telly or radio programme stairtin on 1 Dizember an endin on Christenmas Eve (24 Dizember).

The first programme came on on radio in 1957 as a Swadish radio series Barnens adventskalender; the first programme on telly wis the Swadish programme Titteliture in 1960.[6] The first julekalender aired in Denmark wis Historier fra hele verden in 1962.

The televised julkalender or julekalendar has nou been stent tae the ither Nordic kintras; in Finland, fur exemple, the programme is cawed Joulukalenteri.

Ower the years, thare hiv bin twa-three kynds o julekalender; some ur aimed at bairns, some fur bairns an adults, an ithers juist fur adults.

Thare is a Julkalender radio programme in Swaden. It airs in the days near an up tae Christenmas. A classeic exemple o a julekalender fur bairns is the 1979 Norawa telly programme Jul i Skomakergata; anither is the 1990 Iceland telly programme Á baðkari til Betlehem.

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  1. a b "Online Advent calendar created by the world" [Onwab Advent calendar pit thegither bi the warld]. Anglican Communion News Service (in Inglis). 17 November 2016. Archived frae the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ACNS2016" defined multiple times wi different content
  2. a b Mac Donald, Sarah (26 November 2014). "Primate launches online calendar for Advent" [Primate pits oot online calendar fur Advent]. Catholic Ireland (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 26 Apryle 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "CI2014" defined multiple times wi different content
  3. O'Neill, Christina (19 December 2019). "The living advent calendar lighting up the windows of Scotstoun this Christmas" [The livin advent calendar lichtin up the windaes o Scotstoun this Christenmas]. Glasgow Live (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  4. Galloway, Claire (2 December 2018). "Sick Kids' living advent calendar kicks off with a live pipe band performance" [Sick bairns' livin advent calendar kicks aff wi a live pipe band performance]. Edinburgh Live (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  5. "Names of Jesus Advent Calendar".
  6. "Julkalendern 50 år - Bakgrund" [Backgrund - 50 year wi the Christenmas calendar on the radio] (in Swadish). Web.archive.org. 10 December 2007. Archived frae the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2011.

Freemit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Taylor, Alan (November 30, 2012). "2012 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar". In Focus. The Atlantic. (in Inglis)
  • Taylor, Alan (December 1, 2018). "2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar". In Focus. The Atlantic. (in Inglis)