To celebrate the first day of Advent, Google offered itself a new doodle this Sunday.

This year, November 28, in fact marks the beginning of the liturgical year for Catholics and Protestants.

The first day of Advent always falls on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which is celebrated on December 25, recalls

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On the search engine, the logo was adorned with garlands and lanterns to celebrate this date.

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From pious images to chocolates

Unlike the famous and gourmet Advent calendars, which start on December 1, the first of Advent differs from year to year.

This word, from the Latin


(coming, coming), represents the expectation of the coming of Jesus Christ by Christians.

This period is celebrated in particular with Advent wreaths, which include four candles to be lit every Sunday before Christmas.

Nothing to do, therefore, with the Advent calendar, born in Germany in the nineteenth century.

There, pious pictures were distributed to the children every day, to make them wait until Christmas.

The tradition is now much more commercial, notes 

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Advent calendars today contain chocolates, but also cosmetics, alcohol, gadgets ...


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