The four weeks leading up to Christmas is known as the advent period in Hungary. The weeks are marked by an advent wreath with four candles – each candle representing a week. A family will come together once a week to light the next candle. This past weekend was the third advent.
A couple friends and I gathered at a Hungarian’s friends place this weekend for the lighting of the third candle. We chatted over cups of tea, and tasted Hungarian chocolates.