13 December 2013

24 Days of Danish Christmas : 13 : Vanillekranse / Vanilla Wreaths

Many traditions we take for granted today were derived from long forgotten ones.

Though the practice was similar then... such is the history of the Christmas wreath. In Roman times, it was displayed on the door as a symbol of victory. While in pre-Christian Germanic times, the evergreen wreath was burned to announce the promise of light and spring. Northern Europeans kept this practice alive with their conversion to Christianity and thus, the promise of light became the advent symbol of hope.

Here it is translated into a delicious holiday cookies that holds it's own promise...make these Vanillekranse / Vanilla Wreaths Cookies...and you'll know what I mean.


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