I’m not sure if I ever had an Advent Calendar growing up. If I did, I probably opened up all the little doors and ate all the little chocolates in one go. This year I decided I was finally mature enough to get myself an Advent Calendar. That I would be able to only open one little door and eat one little chocolate a day. Here, in Oulu, they seem to be big news. When I visited a preschool and the kids were asked who had advent calendars most, if not all, of the kids (and I) put up our hands to indicate we had them at home. I don’t know if it has always been like that or if this is one of those recently imported traditions.
Normally, the calendar is first opened on 1 December but as I am leaving Oulu a bit before Christmas for my Winter holiday, I did the maths and found out that TODAY is the day that I should start to open the little doors. YAY!
PS If you are wondering what this odd white creature is on the Advent Calendar, here’s the wiki article on that: Moomin