Today you get to open the last present or chocolate from your Advent calendar. Advent is the Christian period before Christmas. The period is full of traditions of which the calendar is just one. Some people light Advent wreaths and Catholic churches colour purple. Although Advent is a Christian period, many non-Christian countries and companies also participate in it. Every year, calendars full of make-up, alcohol and sex toys are made. There are even advent calendars for pets! So the traditions are somewhat modified, but no less fun for many.