A Guinness Book of Records Advent Wreath attempt being made in the walls of a Croatian castle…
A group of volunteers in the town of Sveta Nedelja just outside of the Croatian capital Zagreb are attempting to have their massive advent wreath enter the Guinness Book of Records.
Volunteers from the 3D Association have made an 18-metre wide advent wreath inside the walls of the Erdödy Castle in Kerestinec.
“We are working on the widest advent wreath in all of Croatia with the wish that we enter the Guinness Book of Records. The wreath is 18 metres wide and will be filled with pine and straw. It has three circles, with some Christmas motifs drawn by children. We’ve decorated the wreath with lamps and candles,” said project initiator Dario Žurovec.
Next Sunday the small town will host an Advent fair, and Žurovec says that the aim of the giant wreath is also to help revive the castle turning and making the Advent event a tradition in Sveta Nedelja.
An Advent wreath, or Advent crown as it is also known, is a Christian tradition that symbolises the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The Advent Wreath usually has evergreen foliage in which four red candles are set, one to be lit on each Sunday of Advent.
The Erdödy Castle in Kerestinec dates back to 1565 when work first begun on it at the behest of the Erdödy family. Ownership of the castle has changed hands many times, with Croatian Count Mihalovich taking possession of the deeds in 1922.