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Advent (from the Latin Adventus, sc. Redemptoris, " the coming of the Saviour ") is a holy season of the Christian church, the period of preparation for the celebration of the nativity or Christmas. It is the beginning of the Christian year.
In Eastern Orthodox churches - where it is also called the Nativity Fast, Winter Lent or the Christmas Lent - it lasts forty days, beginning on November 15, and in other churches from the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30th of November) until Christmas. It is uncertain at what date the season began to be observed. A canon of a council at Saragossa in 380, forbidding the faithful to be absent from church during the three weeks from the 17th of December to the Epiphany, is thought to be an early reference to Advent. The first authoritative mention of it is in the Synod of Lerida (524), and since the 6th century it has been recognized as the beginning of the Western ecclesiastical year.