Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar sent an Advent greeting from Haga Palace on the first Sunday, 29 November 2020.

The Crown Princess Family wishes everyone a happy Advent from Haga Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg / Royal Court of Sweden

The first Avent Sunday in Sweden, four weeks before Christmas, marks the countdown to Christmas Day, with the lighting of the first candle.

Each Sunday until Christmas, a candle is lit in the Advent candlestick, until all four are alight.

Many Swedes enjoy On the first Sunday in Advent, many Swedes also enjoy glögg (a hot, spicy mulled wine with blanched almonds and raisins) with pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits).

Wreath Binding

Princess Estelle. Photo: HRH The Crown Princess / The Royal Court of Sweden

Before Sunday, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar had tied wreaths as part of the decorations during Advent and Christmas at Haga Palace.

Prince Oscar. Photo: HRH The Crown Princess / The Royal Court of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar photographed at Haga Palace before the first Avent Sunday.

Princess Estelle with her wreath. Photo: HRH The Crown Princess / The Royal Court of Sweden

Happy 1st Advent Sunday!

The Crown Princess Family send their Christmas Greetings in a delightful video as Prince Daniel lights the first candle at Haga Palace.

Video: YouTube/The Royal Court of Sweden/Sara Friberg

English Translation:

Crown Princess Victoria: Today is the first Advent. Advent means arrival and hope. Something that can be extra important this year.

Princess Estelle: We wish you all a happy first Advent.

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