Advent: A holiday ritual that bring us together

Origin: Denmark

Today is the last Sunday in Advent, a time when families all over Denmark and Germany will come together to perform an important ritual. On the four Sundays before Christmas, families light one of four candles on a special advent wreath. One candle is lit on the first Sunday, and another is added each Sunday, until all four candles are lit on the last Sunday, which is today. Families choose one hour out of the day when they will light the candles and use that time for conversation and celebration by candlelight. If certain members of the family need some extra convincing, parents may give their little ones a small gift during this hour, but the real value is the unique time you get to spend with the ones you love. Why not join in the Danish tradition and create your own hygge this evening?

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