Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is another important item in the Austrian Advent Season: it symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the lithurgical calender of the Catholic Church. It is usually a horizontal evergreen wealth with four candles. The first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, the next one on the subsequent Sunday and so on, until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. In this photo you can see a rather modern Advent wreath that I discovered in a flower shop near my place.

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