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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

take my wreath away

While Miss Iggy has a small Advent wreath at home, she was excited to see a gigantic one on the Wiener Rathausplatz (Vienna City Hall plaza) at their Christmasmarket (a.k.a. Christkindlmarkt):

adventkranz rathausplatz

miss iggy and the advent wreath
Miss Iggy by the Advent wreath. The building in the background is the Hofburg Theater.

"The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four or five candles. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, "Christ" candle which can be lit at Christmas. The custom is observed both in family settings and at public church services." 

More on the Advent wreath on Wikipedia.

5 comments:

fortuitous faery said...

that's the biggest and most majestic advent wreath i've ever seen! :)

roentarre said...

The colour and decorations are stunning!

the donG said...

wow scene! i hope we get to see ms iggy smile.

Princess Ody said...

@ connie and roentarre: and the leaves are real!

@dong: i think miss iggy is one of those models who only pout, lol!

fortuitous faery said...

angelina jolie-pouty lips...haha

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