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In Germany, people get ready for the holidays by observing the time of "Advent" (arrival), the "Adventszeit." Children receive an "Adventskalender" (a calendar). It is a colorful flat cardboard box with 24 windows, each filled with a piece of chocolate, or a toy. Each day, a window is opened. Handmade "Adventskalender" are also a popular school project.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|