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In Tomsk has passed festival of culture of the Russian Germans

From all Siberia the Russian Germans have gathered in our city to participate in festival. It is more than 100 persons a feast has united under the aegis. For three days which the festival lasted, participants could visit the master - classes on a vocal, German dances and to improve knowledge of German language. And in resurrection has taken place gala - a concert in which best of the best have acted.

feast Date is symbolical – on November, 28th in Germany – the first advent. Four weeks prior to Christmas Christmas markets where it is possible to buy gifts to the family and ornaments for the house start to work. And this day light the first candle on the Christmas wreath. It   is called as the Candle of Prophecy or the Candle of Hope and symbolises hope of Savior coming.

the Photo: Natalia LOMZOVA

Now every Sunday those who observes this tradition, will light on a wreath on one candle (all their four). And so – till Christmas.

the Second candle adventa is called as Bethlehem. It – a symbol of preparation for a meeting of the baby of Jesus.

the Third candle – the Candle of Shepherds. It means Savior coming in hearts through belief in it   a word.

And the fourth which is lighted in a feast – it is the Angelic Candle. It means Jesus Christ last coming on the earth.

As a result, in the last - the fourth Sunday Adventa over a fur-tree wreath will joyfully burn all candles, proclaiming fast approach of a feast.

the Photo: Natalia LOMZOVA
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