November 2020-2: Advent Wreath

Advent Wreath in Philately

How many candles are on an Advent Wreath?

Advent Wreaths on Stamps

Not many Advent Wreaths can be found on stamps

On the search for philatelic stamps with Advent Wreaths as used in Europe, I came across this cancel, which however shows an Advent Wreath with not only the usual four candles but a lot more of them. You can find out what this is all about by answering the questions of the quiz. Otherwise, I only found four stamps depicting the traditional Advent Wreath, interestingly enough two from Switzerland and one from Slovenia and you won’t believe it one from Venezuela. It’s a pity because it’s a nice custom that gets you in the right mood for Christmas. Unfortunately, you see fewer Advent Wreaths in the houses, but here in Europe more and more reindeer and Santa Clauses……

A little bit “more”, this time around the Advent Wreath in the now following quiz. When you answer the questions – whether correct or incorrect or not at all – there are short explanations / additional information regarding the correct answer. Have fun with it.

When was the Advent wreath invented?
How many candles were on the original Advent Wreath?
For dessert at Christmas or on a cosy Advent Sunday evening one likes to drink an ice wine. Which country issued a stamp with the topic "ice wine harvest"?