søndag den 2. december 2012

Advent

     I dag er det første søndag i advent. I Ugleboet har vi en tradition med en kæmpe-adventskalender. Hele det store vindue i stuen deles op i 26 firkanter, og hver dag startende med mandag i 1. uge i advent, trækker en af Ugleungerne en pose, hvor indholdet skal hænges op i det felt, der passer til. Der er ikke nogen poser om søndagene, hvor der i stedet er en lille gave til hver.
     De fleste dage må man selv trække en tilfældig pose, men fire datoer har en særlig, rød, pose: 6. december, Sankt Nikolaus, 8. december, Maria undfangelse og 13. december, Sankt Lucia. Den 24. er den sidste særlige pose. I de fire poser, er indholdet fast, og er et billede eller ornament, der passer til dagen. Der er også en grøn pose, der ikke bruges alle år. Den er til det første rigtige snevejr i adventstiden. 
     Fra den 17. december frem til den 23. har der også været en lille papfirkant med dagens O-antifon. Det vil Uglemor nok lave lidt om i år, for det har aldrig rigtig fungeret.

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Today is the first Sunday of Advent. In the Owlery we have a big advent calendar. The big window in our living room is partitioned into 26 big squares. And every day beginning on the first Monday of advent - but not on Sundays, where there is a small gift for each of us - one of the Owlets pick a bag at random and hang the ornament contained therein in the designated square.
For the days 6th - St Nicholas, 8th - Immaculate Conception, 13th St. Lucy, and 24 - Christmas eve, the bags are red and marked with the date. They contain an ornament picturing or symbolizing the saint/ feast of the day. We also have a green bag for the first snowfall, it is not always in use.
From the 17th to the 23rd there have always been a small square with the O antiphons, but MotherOwl is re-thinking this, as it never worked.


Uglemor vil af og til tage et billede af vinduet, efterhånden som det bliver fuldt.

From time to time MotherOwl will add new pictures of the more decorated window. 

2 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    I am looking forward to seeing your decorated window! What a unique idea.

    God bless!

    SvarSlet
  2. I started it out of lack of time and money, in a new (old) house with three small children. Now the children won't let me not hang it up. I hope the bamboo sticks will hold up many years to come.
    Today it is snowing, and 2-3 degrees below zero (Centigrades). Yay I love snow! So we'll probably hang the contents of the green bag today. When advent is short like this year, there's a square for the four Sundays too. Else they're left out.

    SvarSlet