Little Scandinavian

a blog about all things for families and children

First Sunday of Advent

by Scandinavian mum

To be found in most Scandinavian homes during the advent time is the “adventsstake”.

Adventslys is four candles, traditionally purple in colour but as a modern “all white Scandi Christmas” white is common, placed in the “adventsstake”, a tray or candleholder used for putting the candles on or in. These can be simple or decorated as you please.

One is lit every week starting on the first Sunday of Advent, so that by the Christmas Eve the candles are different heights.
Families usually gather together each Sunday afternoon in Advent to lid the candle(s) and some say a poem together with their children, like the poem Advent by the Norwegian Poet Inger Hagerup.

Each of the four Sundays has a different aspect: joy, hope, longing and peace.

We wish you all a peaceful first Sunday in Advent.

Photo: Cornelias Hus

  1. […] image via gardenista / 2. cradle to cross wreath via joywares / 3. image via little scandinavian / 4. image via naturkinder / 5. image via purple area / 6. image via […]

Please leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *