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When Does Advent 2012 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)

Question: When Does Advent 2012 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 2012 begin?

Answer:

Advent 2012 begins on the First Sunday in Advent, December 2, 2012.

You can find a full schedule of all the Sundays and all major feasts during Advent 2012 in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar for Advent 2012. And make sure to check out this list of Family Activities and Devotions for Celebrating Advent.

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