Today is the first ADVENT SUNDAY! WHAT IS “ADVENT”?
from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”!
Many Christian families celebrate the Christmas season with an Advent wreath during the weeks prior to Christmas Day. Homemade advent wreaths make for a fun family project and a great way for parents to teach their children the true meaning of Christmas. If you have some experience making an advent wreath, here’s your opportunity to share your craft with others. Not only would we love to see the completed project, we’d appreciate a few instructions, as well as information on the materials you used. So, go grab your camera, shoot a few pictures, and post your creation for us to see!

My Advent Wreath December 2011 – iCookiTravel

Lighting an Advent wreath on each of the four Sundays of Advent is a tradition that the whole family can enjoy. This part which my 2 kids love most. You can make an Advent wreath as simple or elaborate as your budget and creativity will allow. I always make my own advent wreath every year.
And this is mine…….just watch the video down here! 🙂


* 4 candles of any color and size you like (this year I use white ones)
The 4 candles represent the 4 Sundays Advent!

* Cypress leaves fro the base as a crown.

* some cloves, dried oranges (sliced), dried lime (sliced), cinnamon sticks and ribbons of your favorite color.


Please watch the video!


Advent Sunday
The first of the four Sundays of Advent, and the one that falls nearest to November 30.
Advent from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called “Levavi”. The Eastern churches’ equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast, but it differs both in length and observances and does not begin the church year, which starts instead on 1 September.

Or shall I say…….Advent Sunday is the first day of the liturgical year in the Western Christian churches. It also marks the start of the season of Advent. In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist churches the celebrant wears violet-coloured vestments on this day, and the first violet Advent candle is lit at mass.

Roni’s Pan Cakes (My Son) – iCookiTravel

Everbody trying to take part in the kitchen, this was my son’s version of pancakes!
So this is how we spend our first Advent Sunday with my family…my son Roni made pancakes of his own version for our brunch, which is shown on this video next. Then we went to the city hall (Rathaus) where you can find the biggest Advent or christmas market in Vienna infront of it.

The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna. The town hall also serve, in personal union, as Governor and Assembly of the State of Vienna, a state with the Austrian federal system.

A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during advent, mainly the four weeks preceding Christmas Day. These markets originated in Germany and Austria but are now being held in many other countries.


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