02 December 2007

Advent Sunday


To day it's Advent Sunday. It's a tradition in Sweden to burn advent candles. One candle representing each of the four Sundays preceding Christmas. You see these candles everywhere, not only in church. Everyone has four candles on their dinnertable or coffeetable.

7 comments:

Sequana said...

Do you do Advent calendars there too? Here in the states we do them a number of ways, but it all amounts to the countdown to Christmas.

Annica said...

Yes we have calendars too. All kinds... With chocolate, toys, lottery tickets, you name it. I even heard of a lady who made calendars with fresh fruit.

Waltraud said...

Here in Germany we also have the traditon with advent candles. But I love candles also all over the year.

Alis said...

I love Advent candles.
Don't see them so much here unless you go to church.
I think I should start this at home though.

vincibene said...

Very beautiful things in Your blog!

LG
vincibene

Shirley Goodwin said...

We have the calendars here, but not the candles.

Thank you So much for the needlecase, Annica, it's featured on my blog today.

Barbara said...

I love candles...soemtimes I burn candles the whole year. I like the christmas tradition. We have the same...