My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 1 December


Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Just like last year, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!


We’re starting off the calendar with candles…

First off, an Advent Candle – et kalenderlys. An essential at the Danish breakfast table in the cold, dark, dark, dark month of December.


And then we have Advent Sunday candles.  Yep, those crazy Danes just can’t get enough of their candles. And, really, who can blame them? In the month of December it’s dark in these parts from about 3.30pm.  And doesn’t get light until about 8am. So any kind of light is welcome!  Today – Sunday 1 December – it’s the first Sunday of Advent.  So we light the first candle – of four – in our Advent decoration.

Advent Sunday candles

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)