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Advent calendar 2020: 15. How did the Advent calendar actually come about?

Advent calendar 2020: 15. Advent calendar

With 10 days to Christmas, it might be a good idea to look how the advent calendar came about. 19th century German Christians started to develop traditions in timekeeping towards Christmas. In 1851, the first prototype of the Advent calendar appeared—German Protestants started to hang one picture per day on the wall, until Christmas Eve,…...