Tuesday, 24 December 2013

God jul!

In Norway, as in most of non-Anglo-Saxon Europe, Yule is celebrated on the 24th. The midwinter celebrations are a direct continuation of the old midwinterblót, given a thin christian veneer when Norway was christianised a millennia ago - but our habit of throwing a party when the sun turns goes back way beyond that.

So to everyone out there who happen to read this, I wish a God Jul and a Godt Nytt År.
Or as they would say a millennia ago;

*) To a good harvest / good year and peace / friendship

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