This evening I learned of a delightful Karen Burmese tradition to start the advent season. On November 30, midnight they hold a special service celebrating the beginning of the month in which Christ was born. When the clock strikes mid-night they all shout “Sweet December”. Sitt Lin said this year they did the service twice, once earlier in the evening to include those starting the third shift of work and once again at midnight. He said there were several non-Christians in attendance.