A  Swedish Christmas is a long-drawn-out affair, starting with Advent at the beginning of December and not ending until Hilarymass on the 13th of January, when people “dance out the Christmas” and throw out the Christmas tree.  To me Christmas has been the highlight of the year, because it’s tome of fixing and making,…

Red cabbage ”rödkål” and Swedish Christmas Traditions

A Swedish Christmas is a long-drawn-out affair, starting with Advent at the beginning of December and not ending until Hilarymass on the 13th of January, when people “dance out the Christmas” and throw out the Christmas tree. To me Christmas has been the highlight of the year, because it’s tome of fixing and making,…

Christmas Traditions: the Swedish Christmas tale is that the tomte (Sweedish Santa) rides a Julbock, or Christmas Goat, instead of a sleigh. The town of Gävle erects an enormous goat every year, such as the one from 2009 in the picture. Swede families usually have a straw Julbock under their Christmas trees or a small one on the tree. It’s believed that these small Christmas Goats were once made from the last shafts of the harvest crop and symbolized the power of rejuvenation and fertility

51 Hopelessly Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas Traditions: the Swedish Christmas tale is that the tomte (Sweedish Santa) rides a Julbock, or Christmas Goat, instead of a sleigh. The town of Gävle erects an enormous goat every year, such as the one from 2009 in the picture. Swede families usually have a straw Julbock under their Christmas trees or a small one on the tree. It’s believed that these small Christmas Goats were once made from the last shafts of the harvest crop and symbolized the power of rejuvenation and fertility

Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights

Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights

Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights

Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights (Paperback)

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