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Adventsfenster 17


Yesterday I was asked about the significance of the number 2 on the camel. Every year 24 households in the combined community of Villigen-Stilli-Joseboden sign up to create special displays at their homes for Advent - a form of Adventsfenster - and from the 1st of December to the 24th, they are turned on one by one. Just like an Advent calendar (Wiki entry at this link). The number on the display is the date on which it is turned on, so this one here was turned on on the 17th of December.

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4 comments:

Julie said...

How cool is that! Community cooperation ... nah!!

lavenderlady said...

Thank you for explaining the significance of the numbers. What a wonderful tradition.

Tash said...

It is a wonderful tradition. Beautiful window for 17th day.

Tanya said...

This is such a neat idea, and they do it so beautifully. I've never seen anything like this here in the US. Love it!