Today I installed my this year’s very minimalistic version of an Adventkranz (
wreath plate with four candles) on our kitchen table, and lit the first candle, as it’s the first Sunday in Advent and that’s how the tradition goes.
A very Austrian tradition, mind you: entering the kitchen a bit later I found my flatmate Maria, just in time to explain her the purpose of my lovely arrangement – as she was about to light all the candles and wondered why I had forgotten to light the other three! 🙂
Well, after years of explaining to various flatmates, I guess I should know better by now, but I suppose the game goes: new flatmates, new explanation.
So there we go, I made a head start. Bring on the Spanish traditions now!
Hope you had a very good first of Advent everyone!