Season of advent begins today
Today is the first advent Sundays which mark the beginning of the season of advent. The 28-day long advent period is a time meant for preparations for Christmas and is marked with an advent wreath or advent crown that contains 4 candles. The candles are gradually lit up one by one on each of the 4 Advent Sundays during this period symbolizing hope, love, joy, and peace. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, this advent season will be a little different for most churchgoers, but most processions will be broadcast on national TV. Meanwhile, bishops are encouraging people to use this time to prepare homemade Christmas cribs with their families.