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Advent Quiz

posted Mar 12, 2011, 8:37 PM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Mar 6, 2012, 11:02 PM ]

This insightful Advent quiz provides trivia facts about one of the most important liturgy seasons on the Catholic calendar. There are a total of 6 questions.

1. What is Advent Season?
A: It is a religious period, created to prepare Christians for the annual observance of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Along with Lent, Advent is the most important religious season for Christians (Roman Catholics especially).  

2. When does Advent Season start?
A: For Catholics, Advent starts November 28 (2010), November 27 (2011), December 2 (2012), and December 1 (2013).

3. How long does each Advent Season last?
A: The length varies according to the year, but the maximum length is 28 days. The event always concludes on Christmas Day.

4. How is Advent Season observed?
A: As this is meant to spiritually prepare Christians for Christmas, people mark the Advent Season through personal penance, special prayers, and fasting.

5. What is an Advent wreath?
A: An Advent wreath symbolizes this special season. The wreath is made up of evergreen (life), ribbons (celebration), and candles (truth).

6. Which color is most associated with the Advent Season?
A: Western Christian churches use purple as the traditional color for this occasion; Eastern churches use red or gold.