The Christmas decorations and sales in shopping complexes started much earlier.
The actual preparation of the birth of Jesus by the Catholic Church started today only. Today we start our new liturgical year with the season of Advent which consists of 4 Sundays.
Advent, from the Latin adventus, means "coming" - the coming of Jesus. It is a period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus， The Saviour, on December 25.
Christmas brings hope, joy, peace and love to the world.