Welcome to our Newbie advent calendar. The ultimate guide to embracing all that is unique when celebrating this Christmas season like a true Swede.
So, Christmas is just around the corner and it’s quite possible you’ve heard people at work or school talking about Advent. But what is Advent?
Advent comes from the Latin word ‘Adventus’ and simply means ‘arrival’. It’s celebrated here by lighting a candle every Sunday, beginning 4 weeks before Christmas. The candles are said to represent HOPE, LOVE, JOY & PEACE… Exactly what our world needs right now!!
For most Swedes there is so much more to advent than lighting candles however. Join us over the next 24 days, as we unveil some of the time honoured and often quirky traditions that are symbolic of Sweden at this truly magical time of year.
Swede’s do things differently, but how? We’re going to consider everything from music, food and drink, recipes and fun facts to customs and festivities both old and new. Even when it comes to the main event, Christmas is actually celebrated here on December 24th!
Are you curious as to what makes Christmas in Scandinavia so special? If you are visiting Sweden, moving to Sweden or just interested in how you can Swedify your Christmas keep a look out for our daily advent calendar newbie insights.