Advent

Last Update: December 03, 2013

Everybody was happy and blogging about Thanksgiving which is a celebration not observed in

South Africa. Watching celebrations in American movies it comes across like Christmas!

For experienced marketers this is a busy period!

I said that I am thankful with a joyful heart even though we do not celebrate it here, and I appreciate being reminded to give thanks for everything received.

Thanksgiving just being over and the Black Friday special coming to an end, Christmas is already in sight, and in Germany and other countries we observe and celebrate Advent starting 4 Sundays before Christmas Eve.For me it brings back childhood memories of festive decorations and the first snow, which I loved and enjoyed as a child

Advent is celebrated lighting a candle on a decorated wreath and each Sunday an additional candle is lit.When all four are burning, Christmas is around the corner. Traditional Christams cookies are baked and eaten during this period of joyful expectation.

I invite readers to share if they celebrate Advent and how.

Thank you!

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mikesdesk Premium
Growing up as an Anglican Advent played a major part leading up to Christmas, people connected with each other and the build up of joy was felt everywhere.
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mackiejw Premium
You said "we observe and celebrate Advent starting 4 Sundays before Christmas Eve.For me it brings back childhood memories of festive decorations and the first snow, which I loved and enjoyed as a child" and I add "and the pleasant smell of freshly baked cookies which were not to touched before Christmas Eve"

Childhood is gone and Christmas has been replaced with "Black Fridays, Cyber days, whatever that means) and the WORDS MERRY CHRISTMAS have been replaced by "Happy Holidays and leave your hard earned money at the register".

Stupid
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We hold on to our Christmas Traditions here. We do say Merry Christmas and not Happy Holidays here too. It is "Christmas" and we are Not giving it up, period. So called political correctness, can go but a stump.

Advent sounds lovely!
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christine2 Premium
You are right! Christmas should not be commercialised and I try not to submit to the pressure but focus on the real reason for Christmas!
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christine2 Premium
please all come back later LOL ! i don't have much of an internet connection to speak of and i am trying to upload a picture, it won't let me. You guys are too fast for me!
Using my cellphone as a hotspot!
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Trialynn Premium
Nope, but it sounds like fun!
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MBobb Premium
I have heard of Advert, but have not shared in it. But I do appreciate you telling us about it. I love reading about other people cultures.
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