December 2nd Day 2 of Advent
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
During the first world war in Europe (1914-1918) the production of the original chocolate Advent calendars had pretty much stopped in Germany. By the beginning of the 1930’s the Advent calendar had started to change and in Demark they had started to do things differently it was no longer just chocolates in the Advents After the second world war Advent calendars with small, gift-wrapped presents (in Danish Pakkekalender), slowly began to become the normal in Denmark. An Advent calendar with small presents would typically have 24 small ones and one big gift on the 24th of December. The presents could contain small packs of Lego, or Candy for the Children. Some Adults also made an Advent Calendar for their partners. There are so many ideas for the Advent calendars, and it extends the Christmas season, creating so much joy and fun with the first 24 days of December being Christmas everyday.
For us at the Museum this year we have added a two more nights to the Jul Nats, you are all welcome to phone and book to come shop, walk the trails, have dessert and coffee Wednesday - Saturday noon to 9 pm. Friday and Saturday Evenings 5pm and 7pm there is a evening dinner option menu changes daily, it is a 5 course meal based around traditional Danish flavors with a Canadian flare.
One of the 5 courses a beautiful spicy pumpkin curry soup with a good rye grain bread.
Nothing Better than a Hyggelig atmosphere, good company, good food
For myself having a GOOD bread makes all the difference in a meal, no matter if its a beautiful sandwich, hearty stew or a delicate salad. A good bread increases the level of appreciation, and increases the comfort of the meal. Filling you up in more ways than one.
The Dala Horse was really created in Sweden but the Danes have adopted it. The history of the Dala horse started in the heart of a forest with a wood carver carving toys for children. After the war no money and hardship had people hand carving toys for there children, because the horse was invaluable in those days, as a trusty friend and worker who could pull great loads of timber from the forests. It was a favorite of all carved toys. So the carved and painted horses flourished in the 19th century.
Thank you wishing you all the best today to you and your families from everyone at the Museum