To keep you waiting until you open your Christmas presents which I hope will contain a Master Parfums game, let’s discover everyday until the 24th, some of the 240 questions extracted from the Pocket Quiz and the Olfactory game! What is the origin of the advent calendar? It is the tale of Santa Claus’ daily adventures in December. It was invented by chocolate makers to prepare our livers to the end of the year excesses. It is a Germanic tradition meant to keep the kids waiting until the day of Christmas. Answer: c. Advent (from latin adventus: coming) is the period that covers the 4 weeks before Christmas during which people prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. The advent calendar always starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The way we know it now comes from a Germanic tradition meant to keep the kids waiting until Christmas.