28 November 2010


O natal já chegou a Sundsvall! Afinal hoje foi o 1ºdia do Advento! E eles cá seguem isso à risca! E acendem as velinhas, uma por cada domingo!
"The first Sunday of Advent is a long-awaited sign that Christmas is just around the corner. Each table is graced with a special Advent 4-candle holder, and each Sunday until Christmas a candle is lit until, as the big day approaches, all four are burning. Advent means “arrival” or “coming” – the coming of Christmas.

Advent candles have been a custom in Sweden since the 1890s. They were once placed in Christmas trees, but in the 1930s iron or wooden candlesticks began to be used instead. At the same time, the Moravian custom of hanging a star from windows also became popular in Sweden. Swedish TV, too, joins in the run-up to Christmas with a special 24-episode “Julkalendern” children’s show."

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