Iceland

Christmas In Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas In Iceland Staff The people of Iceland believe in thirteen Santas, said to be descendants of a mythological figure known as Gryla the Ogre. Each begins visiting Icelandic homes on December 12th and, by Christmas Day, they’ve all arrived. Each makes his presence felt in mischievous ways. Door Slammer awakens sleepers by slamming doors.

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24th of december

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

24th of december Kertasnikir We open our presents at the evening of the 24th ! But we don´t really believe in those santa clauses it is just an very old story ! We are getting more like in America but we say “Gledileg jol” (“Gleðileg jól” = icelandic, if you can see it right) when

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cat and fish

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

cat and fish ecco You mustn´t forget the big christmas cat in Iceland! The christmas cat “Jólakötturinn” comes and eats you if you don´t get any new clothes before christmas!! ……. so you better buy some clothes! Or else you will end up in the belly of a giant cat!!! hehe And on the 23rd

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The 13 Santas

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The 13 Santas Hurdaskellir There are thirteen Santas here in Iceland and each leaves a gift for the good children, their names are: 1) Woodfoot 2) Canalguy 3) Shorty 4) Spoon licker 5) Pot eater 6) Aska licker 7) Door slammer 8) cheese-curds container 9) sausagehooker 10)Windowpeaking 11)Smellynose 12)Meathooker 13) Candlesnatcher weird arent they, well

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Christmas day in Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas day in Iceland hallur Every Christmas Day (25th of December) many people have a tradition to eat lamb meat that has been hanging for days and then smoked for hours (just like they do to salmon and other food). Then we boil the meat and eat it along with some potatoes, white gravy, beans

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Icelandic Christmas Customs

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Icelandic Christmas Customs thora To get an accurate picture of Icelandic Christmas customs there is a website for all information on that — http://www.jolahusid.com/ Have fun!

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