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30th November 2018 | ChristmasCompetitions

Tomorrow marks the start of Advent. Not only does this mean chocolate consumption skyrockets, but it also means festivity flourishes! Ironically, however, advent began as fasting; three days a week Christians would fast in preparation for celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Wikipedia notes that pinpointing the beginning of advent is difficult, but many sources cite 480AD. Observing the fast is no more. What's more, capitalism appears to have co-opted it - many organisations use...