It’s the second Sunday of Advent and the second candle is lighted today. It’s one tradition I’m getting accustomed to in this country. My anticipation of the joys of Christmas brings back the child in me everytime I light one candle from the first Advent till the last. It seems to me the lighting of candles is much more important than putting up a Christmas Tree. Although children would always love to have this seasonal and decorated tree at home.
My Advent Candles
I remember when I was still in Davao, the only time I knew it would be Advent already was when the priest would wear green (if I’m not mistaken, correct me if I’m wrong) stole and a big candle in the altar was lighted. And he would mention about the Advent season’s significance. But the most important event to mark the coming of Christmas there is the Simbang Gabi which starts on December 16th till the 24th, where people attend Masses at dawn for nine days. I, on the other hand could not practice this Filipino (Catholic) tradition here, but I’m glad I could light a candle every Sunday of Advent for this matter.