The advent calendar, a longtime holiday tradition in Germany, has spread throughout the world in recent years and has become a holiday tradition now in most US homes. While most US advent calendars are geared towards young children, often with cheap chocolate hidden behind the daily doors, the Germans usually have elaborate calendars with tasty treats for children and adults alike.
For those of you who want to skip the treats this year, the German Embassy in Washington DC has launched an interactive advent calendar online with a new German holiday song, story, craft or recipe to discover each day from now until December 24. Like most non-virtual advent calendars, this one will also make you search for each day’s number… some of them aren’t as easy as it looks.
To go along with the online calendar, residents and visitors to the DC area can be on the lookout for the 3 specially wrapped WMATA Metrobuses driving around the streets. All three buses have been designed to match the theme of the advent calendar and wish all that see it a “Frohe Weihnachten” or “Season’s Greetings.”
Head on over to the German Embassy advent calendar found in the source link below to catch up on the missed days and make sure you bookmark it so you don’t miss what they have in store for you leading up to Christmas!
Source: German Embassy Advent Calendar