The season of Advent (which means “arrival”) is a time of preparation as Christians anticipate the birth of Christ. By December, Sweden has very few hours of daylight, and the tradition of lighting a candle for each Sunday of Advent is both figuratively and literally significant for the light it brings.
The first Sunday of Advent, on Nov. 30 this year, is celebrated by many with candles, glögg (hot, spicy mulled wine with almonds and raisins) and pepparkakor (ginger snaps), too.
You don’t need much, really, for your first informal “glögg party” - here's how to prepare for it: The quick and easy Glögg Party More on Advent: As important as Lucia…
Happy Första Advent