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German Advent Calendar: Fact of the Day
1. Dezember – Der Adventskalender 2016

Advent is the four-week period leading up to Christmas. The Advent season begins on the first Sunday after November 26 (Nov. 29, 2015). The 24-day Advent calendar countdown to Christmas begins on the first day of December.

December 1 is the traditional start for many German, Austrian and Swiss Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte), although some open in late November, depending on the date of the first Advent weekend. See the December 2 Advent calendar entry (in season) for more about Christmas markets.

Learn more when our ADVENT CALENDAR begins on December 1!

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