Advent in Opatija
The most magical time of the year is just around the corner. The streets are beautifully decorated with colourful lights and wonderful Christmas trees, filling our hearts with peace and joy. The Advent season is really very special in Opatija. To all its visitors the town offers various culinary specialities, mulled wine and traditional Christmas cakes. Opatija is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas and the New Year right by the sea.
Advent symbolises the "arrival" and announces that there are four weeks left to Christmas. According to tradition, people make (or, in modern times, buy) Advent wreaths with four candles. Every candle symbolises one week, and the four candles symbolise the four Sundays during Advent, the four seasons of the year, and the four cardinal directions.
The season of Advent in Opatija is a time of expectant waiting and preparations for the celebration of Christmas. Every Sunday in Advent, one candle on the Advent wreath is lit. On the Opatija Riviera children traditionally decorate the house with sage, ivy or fir boughs. The most beautiful symbol of Christmas is definitely the Christmas tree with presents for the dearest ones.
We wish you a peaceful and blessed Advent in Opatija!