And the official run for Christmas has once again begun [as I've been ill I haven't left the house, so I've not seen the chaos in town], today is the day people worldwide open their advent calenders.
But where does the tradition come from?
The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, at least as early as the beginning of the 19th century, would count the days of Advent physically. Often this meant simply drawing a chalk line on the door each day, beginning on December 1.
So, it’s another German tradition, just like Nikolaus.. Looks like us Germans were at least good for something!
I hope everyone has a relaxing pre Christmas time. Don’t stress yourselves too much. It’s not worth it. :)