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The Advent calendar's sweet history

Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg
December 1, 2016

Twenty-four doors, 24 surprises - Advent calenders sweeten the wait for Christmas. Tracing its origins back a century, this German tradition has found its way into the hearts of children and adults around the world.

Bildergalerie Adventskalender
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Programmvolontäre der DW 2013-2015
Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg Author, editor, planner, social media manager
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