Why an Advent calendar?
The Advent calendar has not been around that long. In the meantime, for many it belongs to Christmas like the Christmas tree, especially in the calendar version. The origin of the Advent calendar goes back to the year 1838. Johann Heinrich Wichern must have had enough of the question of when Christmas would finally be. He placed 20 small red candles and four large white candles on an old wagon wheel with a wooden wreath. In the daily Advent services, the children were allowed to light a candle. In the course of time, many Advent calendar forms developed. The aim was always to make the time until Christmas Eve tangible and to increase the anticipation of Christmas.
All door pictures of our calendar show historic doors of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The massive, richly decorated doors are a testimony to Zanzibar's cultural roots. Arabic, Indian and Swahili traditions come together. If you look closely, they tell the story of the original builders of the house.
Our Advent calendar is a little quiz. From December 1 to 24, you will be asked a question every day, about Tanzania, of course. Write down the first letter of the solution word. The 24 letters strung together will give you the solution to the Advent calendar puzzle. On December 25, the solution will be revealed to you.
We wish you from 1 December to 24 December, every day a little joy with our Advent calendar
Open the corresponding Advent calendar door and remember the first letter of the item asked!