When does Advent start?

Herbal Treasures Christmas Herbs

Herbal Treasures Of Hickory Hollow Garden Guide: Christmas Herbs by Becky Cortino

Advent is observed by Christians as a season of spiritual preparation and waiting for the coming (or birth) of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Traditionally, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day or the Sunday closest to November 30, depending upon how the dates fall in a calendar year.

This year Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Every year, as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birthday (Christmas), decorations and symbols adorn homes, churches and public displays. Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and more lovely familiar decor add beauty to this joyful holiday. Each has special meaning.


Advent is a great time to explore the history, tradition, significance, and symbolism of herbs, greenery and décor most often associated with celebrating this holiday!  Based on my most popular Advent and herbal presentations, I’ve written Christmas Herbs on the history, tradition and symbolism of greenery, plants and herbs often displayed beginning at Advent, through Christmas. Since entertaining and special meals are also a big part of this lovely holiday. herbal recipes and inspirations are featured, spark to your holiday entertaining!


MORE: About Christmas Herbs, and to purchase [directly from publisher]

Christmas Herbs is also available on Amazon

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