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11-8-2020, 10:28 UTC
Czech Christmas Calendar
 

Advent Wreath

The tradition of weaving an Advent wreath dates back to the first half of the 19th century and came to the Czech lands from Germany. It is usually made of conifer twigs, decorated with cones, berries, flowers and other materials, and ,most importantly, four candles. The first one is lit on the first Advent Sunday and then one more each week, so that all four candles are burning on the last Sunday before Christmas.


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