Advent wreath – First candle burning

Temperature outside: 0 degrees. No snow yet.

advent wreath candle

One candle burning. Happy first Advent!

The Advent wreath is a custom in Germany to pass the time before Christmas. Four weeks, four candles. Each sunday you light another one until all of them are burning. Originally, Advent wreaths are made out of green fir branches. I think the most plausible explanation is that the four candles symbolize the wait for and the increasing anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ. 175 years ago, in 1839, it is said, a theologian in Hamburg invented this custom.

I think, it’s pretty. Happy first Advent!