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When Does Advent 2010 Begin?

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An Advent wreath with a central Christmas candle on a home altar. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

An Advent wreath with a central Christmas candle on a home altar.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert) The youngest child lights the first candle on the Advent wreath. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

Lighting the first candle on the Advent wreath. By tradition, the youngest child lights the first candle.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert) Detail of a Fontanini Nativity scene during Advent. (Photo © Amy J. Richert)

Detail of a Fontanini Nativity scene during Advent, before the Christ Child is placed in the manger on Christmas Eve.

(Photo © Amy J. Richert)

Question: When Does Advent 2010 Begin?

The season of Advent, the time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas and the start of the liturgical year in the Roman Catholic Church, begins on a different date each year. When does Advent 2010 begin?

Answer:

Advent 2010 begins on the First Sunday in Advent, November 28, 2010.

You can find a full schedule of all the Sundays and all major feasts during Advent 2010 in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar for Advent 2010. And make sure to check out this list of Family Activities and Devotions for Celebrating Advent.

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