A little light each day: The calendar candle
Another Danish tradition in the lead up to Christmas is the calendar candle. The candle is marked with 24 lines and decorated with fir tree motives and dancing, red-cheeked pixies! The daily lighting of the candle tends to be a special time shared by the family at the start of the day. It's the children's job to blow out the candle exactly at the line-mark, ready for the next day!