Welcome, once again, to my Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Every day I’ll be giving you a little peak into how our family celebrates Christmas here in Copenhagen.
Do the Danes love Christmas? Um, yes – they even use the word Christmas as a verb… Vi juler! (We are ‘christmasing’!)
So get comfy, put your feet up, grab a cup of something warm, and prepare for an avalanche of hygge!
1 December 2015
Today is the day it all begins! Countdown is progressing! The kids open their chocolate calendars at breakfast. We light the calendar candle – et kalenderlys – a tall candle marked with the days one to twenty-four. An essential at the Danish breakfast table in the cold, dark, dark, dark month of December.
Two days ago was the first Sunday of Advent. So that – selvfølgelig – calls for more candles. We lit one on Sunday, next week we’ll light two and so on and so forth…
Let there be light!
See you tomorrow!